How draft tier system is used

NBA teams often use the tier system to make their selections on draft day

Updated: June 12, 2014, 10:30 AM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider

Every time I put up a new mock draft (Mock Draft 7.0 is the latest in the series), I get a lot of feedback from readers who wonder how I put it together and how it differs from the Big Board (edition 11.0 was recently updated) and Top 100.

This is how it works: Both pieces are reported pieces. In other words, I talk with NBA scouts and executives to get a sense of:

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider