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Syracuse Daily Links - Michael Carter-Williams is Among Highest Risk/Reward Picks in 2013 NBA Draft

Today's daily links feature a lot of last-minute draft thoughts on Michael Carter-Williams, the definitive guide on ACC media for Syracuse fans, James Southerland's own draft outlook and more...

Kevin C. Cox

NBA Draft 2013: Top Risk/Reward Picks |

Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse: Upside scenario: Hard work in the gym fixes his cranky jump shot, making him impossible to guard. He becomes everything Shaun Livingston could have been had his knee not exploded, dominating in the open court and proving to be lethal off the pick-and-roll.

Countdown to the ACC: Writers, Bloggers, and Twitter Feeds to Folllow |

Now that Syracuse fans need to keep up with their new neighbors in the ACC, they want to know some good options to keep up with what is happening in the league. You have a lot of options out there, but we narrowed it down to a few essential writers, bloggers, and Twitter feeds that do a good job tracking all things ACC that you will want to bookmark.

Michael Carter-Williams Says He and Detroit Pistons Guard Brandon Knight Would Make Great Duo |

"I don't think there's any issue there, I think (Knight and I) could play together," Carter-Williams said Wednesday in advance of Thursday's NBA draft. "I think I'm more of a natural point guard and he's more of a natural scorer.

Michael Carter Williams Says Trail Blazers 'Not a Particular Place I Choose to Go' | Trail Blazers Bloggers Network

"This year they had a point guard in Damian Lillard. If I get chosen by them, it's not something I can do, it's not a particular place where I choose to go, but I'd go there and make the best of it and then see what happens when my time comes."

Adonis Ameen-Moore Moved to Fullback in Attempt to 'Find Role' Within Crowded Backfield |

"We would probably end up using more two-back personnel, and there's a way to get him on the field," Smith said. "He'll still be able to carry the ball and things like that."

Southerland’s Draft Stock Benefits From Modern NBA’s Need for Floor Spacers | The Daily Orange

When James Southerland put the ball on the floor and sliced through the Michigan defense for an emphatic dunk in the final minutes of Syracuse’s 61-56 Final Four loss, it elicited groans from the Orange faithful.

Syracuse's James Southerland Hopes to Hear his Name Called in NBA Draft |

Southerland's name is sprinkled up and down most mock draft charts. has him going to Portland with the No. 40 pick, but ESPN's Chad Ford doesn't have Southerland getting drafted.

Syracuse's Carter-Williams Got Family Assist | New York Post

Carter-Williams, a declared Celtics fan, likely won’t be around when the Knicks pick at No. 24. The Knicks need a point guard, and Carter-Williams feels as if this is his adopted home.

Conference Realignment Hypothetical: What If Syracuse, Not Virginia Tech, Joined The ACC In 2003? | BC Interruption

Syracuse University is set to join the Atlantic Coast Conference next week, which I guess means I'll have to write something (nice?) about the Orange in this space over the next few days.

GBB Draft Profiles: James Southerland | Grizzly Bear Blues

Southerland is probably the best three-point shooter in the draft this year, so obviously he fits the Grizzlies needs.

Giants Use Justin Pugh at Right Tackle in Practice |

One of the reasons general manager Jerry Reese selected the Syracuse offensive tackle was because of his versatility. With Will Beatty anchoring the left tackle spot, Pugh is in a fight with veteran David Diehl for the right side's premier spot.

ENEW FILMS spends a day with Michael Carter-Williams prior to the draft: