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Deron Snyder

Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist and Washington Times sports columnist with more than 25 years of experience. He has worked at USA Today and his column was syndicated in Gannett's 80-plus newspapers from 2000-2009, appearing in The Arizona Republic, The Indianapolis Star, The Detroit News and many others. Follow Deron on Twitter @DeronSnyder or email him at

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Louisiana State forward Ben Simmons (25) is considered to be the likely choice when the Philadelphia 76ers make the first pick in the NBA draft Thursday night in New York. The NBA instituted a one-and-done rule for the 2006 draft giving fans a familiarity with having seen plenty of Simmons' games at LSU, one reason the NBA draft is more enjoyable than its counterparts. (The Advocate via Associated Press)

NBA draft short, sweet in comparison to counterparts

Compared to other sports, the NBA draft process is short, sweet and stocked with players we've heard of and seen play. It's a one-night-only two-round event that doesn't stretch for days. Published June 22, 2016