Thursday, June 26, 2008

Gheorghe loves the Draft...

Finally, the NBA Draft is upon us. Unlike many of today's sports fans I am an unabashed NBA lover and therefore an enormous fan of the NBA Draft. Around this time last year, TJ said to me that though the NFL Draft is the far more publicized and glamorized event, it was the NBA Draft which he really, truly loved. I could not agree more with that sentiment.

Has any NFL Draft pick sauntered on stage in an ensemble to rival that of Jalen Rose's famous pinstripe suit? Has the NFL ever given us two collegiate teammates picked back to back only to be swapped for each other five minutes later as once happened with Vince Carter and Antawn Jamison? The answers to these questions are, of course, NO. The NBA Draft has always been a special evening of franchise changing decisions, horrible fashion choices and loads of comedy. Honestly, I still get weak when I watch the videos of the Stephen A. Smith Heckling Society of Gentleman.



So with that in mind, I've decided to get tonight's festivities started with a G:TB NBA Draft Preview.

Guys I like (ngs):

Jerryd Bayless: I don't think he should be drafted in the top 2 or 3, but I am a big fan of Skip's bastard son. He's a combo guard who may or may not be able to make the transition to a full time NBA PG. However, he already possesses a good handle, terrific athleticism and a dynamite jumpshot off the dribble. Personally, I think he's better than Ben Gordon within a year or so with a shot at being an All-Star down the road. Comparison: Monta Ellis

Danilo Gallinari: I know Euro's drafted in the top ten haven't exactly set the league on fire but this guy is different (I think). He's a proven player in both the Italian and Euroleague where he led his team in scoring at almost 15 per game. He handles it well, gets the FT line and has good size for the SF position. As always, lateral quickness is a question but he feels like a guy who could be a nice point forward in the right situation. One more thing: His nickname is, apparently...Big Cock. Seriously. Comparison: Toni Kukoc

Brandon Rush: He's the classic fifth banana. He'll play great D, knock down open shots, he's a proven winner and he can play two positions. Plus, he's not a drunk like JaRon. He was never aggressive enough at Kansas but that will be an asset for him in the NBA because he'll be content to blend and do the little things on a successful team. I had hoped he would slip to Orlando but there's no chance that happens now. Comparison: Tayshaun Prince/Josh Howard

Chris Douglas-Roberts: His unorthodox game and average long range jumper will result in him falling farther than he should tonight. He's a scorer who will find ways to get 15+ per game over the course of his NBA career. He also provides a lot of length on the perimeter defensively. He doesn't do anything great, just does everything well. He'll end up being one of the ten best players in this draft as well as the best player ever to have the Magna Carta tattooed on his arm. Comparison: ?

Courtney Lee: The most underrated player in the draft. Trainer David Thorpe compares him favorably to Kevin Martin (who Thorpe also trained for the draft). He's a great shooter (over 35% from 3 every season at WKU) who can create his own shot and also plays great D. Apparently he's also as good a citizen as you'll find in this draft. If I had my way, this is who the Magic would take. (Which of course means they won't). Comparison: Kevin Martin (I'll fucking kill myself if he's anywhere close to Martin and the Magic pass on him.)

Guys I Hate (other than Burr)

Deandre Jordan: 6'10", athletic and still couldn't manage to average double figures on a mediocre Texas A&M team. Steven Hunter reincarnated basically.

Russell Westbrook: Keyon Dooling 2.0. He's more athlete than basketball player and he has no true position. He's too small for the 2 and doesn't handle it well enough to be a full time point. Have I mentioned that he can't shoot? Yeah, well, that too.

Joe Alexander: Maybe the first ever white guy who's flying up draft boards because of his athleticism. He had about 10 good games at the end of last year and now he's a top 10 pick? If you want to know why the Bucks are consistently awful, consider this: One of the reasons they're considering drafting him is that he speaks Mandarin and that would make Yi Jianlian more comfortable. Here's an idea, get a rub and tug installed in the back of the trainer's room at the Bradley Center. Not only will that make Yi more comfortable, you won't have to waste yet another top 10 pick.

Anthony Randolph: Why would anybody draft a raw, athletic forward from LSU at this point? Isn't that like giving a record/TV deal to the youngest Spears daughter? I mean, we already know how this story ends, right? Anyway, he's 6'10", 197 lbs. and its gonna be at least 3 years before he contributes. Well then, I can see why he's being hailed as a lottery pick.

Mareese Speights: The Magic are reportedly seriously considering him. Fuck. Me. Listen, I watched this guy at UF. He's got a ton of offensive skills. What he doesn't have is heart, a motor or any desire to play physical under the boards. He's exactly the kind of guy who gets to the league and packs on 25 lbs before his rookie season. Have I mentioned he's soft as fucking cotton? I wouldn't draft him anywhere before 25.

Donte Greene: He's a "great shooter". Oh really, is that why he shot under 40% at Syracuse this year? In fairness, he's not an awful shooter, just a gunner. And, though he shoots it well "for his size" I never saw a single other thing that he did well or even really attempted to do. If you're lucky, he's a poor man's Rashard Lewis. If not, he's the black Matt Bullard. If somehow you could give his jumpshot to TJ's boy Paul Harris, well, then you'd have a player worth drafting in the top 15.

Kosta Koufos: He's American but you wouldn't know by the way he plays or his name. Far softer than Speights, which is quite an accomplishment. If I had to guess, I'd say he's Primoz Brezec. I really wish he would've stayed another year so we could've watched the Timberwolves take him in the top 5. We've all been robbed of a magical moment because this damn kid didn't want to spend another year staring at Thad Matta's pockmarked face.

Concerns (aka: Players I like but have reservations about)

Derrick Rose: Am I the only person who doesn't think he's a surefire pereniall All-Star PG? I feel like a lot of people have been seduced by his athletic gifts and aren't remembering that he only averaged 5 assists a game in an offense that was tailored to his strengths. He's a great penetrator (though he's no Greg) and a terrific defender but that jumpshot is clunky and he hasn't displayed Kidd/Paul/Williams level court vision in my opinion. I think he's a lot closer to
Tony Parker than anybody is realizing. Now, Parker's no slouch but most of us would have a different opinion of him if he were expected to be one of the league's best pure point guards.

Michael Beasley: I could honestly care less about his "character issues". I think they're overblown. Most of them were immature pranks. He's never been arrested or fought with his teammates (that we know of). I guess what I'm saying is this isn't Eddie Griffin we're talking about. My concerns arise from the fact that he's only 6'8". More than likely he's going to have to play SF in the NBA. Does he have the perimeter skills off the dribble to play out on the wing? If so, I've yet to see it. Furthermore, how's he going to defend NBA athletes on the wing? He's already known as a below average defender and that's without venturing to the perimeter and matching up against the world's best athletes. I don't think his skills translate as seamlessly to the NBA as most people assume. He may be successful but it will be a very rough transition for him. There have been a ton of player comparisons made with Beasley. Guys such as DC, Carmelo & Glenn Robinson and there's some truth in all of those. However, the one I've seen since early last year is Wayman Tisdale. Seriously, look at the size and the collegiate stats. If I find out Beasley plays the bass I'm asking for Chad Ford's job.

Eric Gordon: He's an undersized 2 who can't play anywhere else due to his below average handle. He's also a terrific athlete but I have trouble seeing him being able to take full advantage of that athleticism because of his inability to create his own shot. In order to be highly effective in the NBA he's going to have to have an offense tailored to his strengths ala Rip Hamilton or Reggie Miller. Will a team be willing to do that for a 19/20 year old?

Darrell Arthur: He's one of the most skilled big men in the draft. Unfortunately, he's not as big as once thought. He measured out at 6'7" at the predraft camp in Orlando. For a guy who has always been a 4, its tough to see him being extremely effective down low at 6'7" and with a frame as thin as his. Additionally, he's often been criticized for not going 100% all the time. Some GM is going to have to really be sold on him to pull the trigger on a guy with this many questions in the middle of the first round.

Mario Chalmers: I liked Chalmers a lot coming into the draft process. He's shoots it very well and was probably the best defensive guard in the country over the past two seasons. However, he has somehow jumped from a late 1st/early 2nd round pick all the way up to the late lottery in many projections. Hold the phone...how is this possible? He never played the point at Kansas and now he's a top 15 pick as a PG? I know being a PG in the NBA isn't as complex as it once was but don't NBA GMs want to try and get themselves a natural point? Chalmers could be very effective on a team like Cleveland where he'll share ballhandling duties and do a lot of spotting up around the arc, but there are only a few teams where he'll be able to fill a role like that. Unless he goes to a perfect situation I can see him struggling mightily to even see the floor for a year or so.

Players most likely to emerge from the stands like our hero:

1. Jason Thompson:
Local kid. He has unexpectedly shot up draft boards and now looks like a mid to late first round pick. I've got a good feeling here.

2. Ante Tomic: He's 7'2", Croatian and likely to go in the last 5 picks of the first. Sounds good to me.

3. Joey Dorsey: I wouldn't bet against Joey Dorsey doing anything tonight, including getting arrested at a club somewhere in either NY or Baltimore after the draft.

So, thats it. I'm sure you're bored to tears by now so take a break, grab a nap and meet me in the comments tonight for some hot draft action...

321 comments:

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rob said...

that's my favorite picture of gheorghe. and now to read for an hour.

TJ said...

This requires an even longer bathroom break than that big black guy in Summer School took, you know, the one who got the highest score on the test.

Rhymenocerous said...

But his zipper was stuck! And at least he returned the hall pass.

Sounds like somebody has Summer School on the brain...

TJ said...

Mr. Shoop is a terrific role model.

Mark said...

Who doesn't always have Mark Harmon on the brain?

Rhymenocerous said...

Shoop got to pick between a 16 year-old Courtney Thorne Smith and Kirstie Alley at the peak of her hotness (and cocaine thinness).

Not a bad set of options.

rob said...

18 year-old courtney thorne smith. i hope.

rob said...

she's way up near the top of the all-time underrated babes list.

rob said...

yi to the nets for richard jefferson. that'll give jerry something to talk about. and make the bucks taking joe alexander even dumber in mark's book.

TJ said...

By the way, get ready to laugh a lot when some team drafts that stupid French kid Batum in the lottery.

Mark said...

Richard Jefferson is a nice p/u for Milwaukee. Should be interesting to see how this affects the latter portion of the lottery.

Mark said...

I like Batum late in the 1st. He's a good prospect but needs some tiem to develop. The lottery would be an awful blunder.

rob said...

all night long, check, check, check.

Rhymenocerous said...

So the Nets now have Shawn Williams, Josh Boone and Yi. And Bobby Simmons' large contract. They are going to suck balls next year.

I don't see why the Nets would make that move. RJ was a quality guy (drunken assault aside) who did whatever the team needed. He scored when VC was hurt, he rebounded when he had to play in the 4 spot and he played good D.

Is Yi the new Yinka Dare for NJ?

Rhymenocerous said...

And by "Shawn," I mean Sean.

And by "Sean," I mean burnout.

Mark said...

See Jerry's comment on the Wheelhosue Rhyme-O. Its about clearing cap space for 2010 (LeBron) and adding young assets. Jefferson's contract was too big and he plays LBJ's position.

Rhymenocerous said...

So the Nets will put out a shit-show of a team for two years before losing out on Bron Bron? Maybe Marcus Williams will step up and steal the hearts of the fans. Or their laptops.

Good times in the swamps of Jersey...

Shlara said...

No love for Kevin Love? That kid is money and he's a good egg. And I know you think that character doesn't matter when it comes to being a good pro, but I can assure you that it does. The NBA draft is one of my favorite sporting events of the summer...and even more so now that I don't have to deal with the moon bounce and velcro wall at the season ticket holder draft party.

Geoff said...

I hate you too Mark.

Roy Hibbert's a stiff.

I may be watching the draft from work.

I get paid every two weeks.

Zoltan said...

He beat me straight up. Pay him. Pay that man his money.

Mark said...

I never said character issues don't matter Shlara, just that I think the issues being made of Beasley's character or lack thereof are overblown. As I said, never been arrested, not a bad teammate and seems to be a fairly well adjusted guy. This is not Eddie Griffin, Zach Randolph or anyone else of their ilk we are talking about.

As for Love, I think he's a good player but I have my doubts about how he'll defend quick, agile 4s and how he's going to get his shot off consistently in the NBA. I'd love him on the Magic, believe me. I just worry about him if he goes to the wrong situation.

Mark said...

Danilo Gallinari...already being booed by the MSG crowd...nice.

Henry Abbot made a good point about Yi going to the Nets. LeBron wants to be a star in China and playing next to the nation's 2nd biggest bsketball star certainly couldn't hurt. Of course, the Nets are basing an awful lot on the assumption/hope that James will be a Net in 2010.

Mark said...

Vitas just brought up a good point, its a damn shame that Isiah isn't around tonight. I'm pouring out a little liquor for Zeke right now.

Mark said...

Bilas just said that Rose can "dunk with his elbows". Well, no wonder he's the #1 pick, he has an extra set of hands.

Mark said...

Beasley to the Heat...and Riles is laughing at everyone.

Geoff said...

John Paxson says that "the Bulls have some issues (pause)...with some things coming up..."

What the hell does that mean?

Mark said...

So, the Green room isn't in the back anymore? Its not even a room, its a cluster of tables in front of the stage. What is this, the Golden Globes?

Mark said...

Mayo's D is his most underrated attribute. He shut down Rose at MSG early last season.

Mark said...

Nice shoes OJ...Somebody should tell him to unbutton his suit jacket when he sits down.

Geoff said...

Holy lord what is Mayo wearing? He looks like someone's little brother who had to squeeze into a second hand suit for a wedding.

Geoff said...

If he had to unbutton that get up the interview would have been delayed 5 minutes.

Mark said...

Somehow I knew Geoff would have something to say about Mayo's ensemble...with good reason.

Geoff said...

Seattle has 6 draft picks...and theyre going to bring in Perry Clark to run his green wave posse thing.

TJ said...

I'm out and boozing, so no sound on the TV...let's just say I'm having a lot of fun imitating these Stephen A interviews.

And can he give us a NES-Ter-O-vich for old times sake?

TJ said...

Like I said yesterday, Westbrook is an awful pick there.

Mark said...

Enjoy the drafts first bust Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook is, how should I say this...completely fucking overrated.

I look forward to him shooting 35% or lower during his rookie year.

Geoff said...

Agree on Westbrook. And FWIW I saw Joe Alexander up close a couple times...and he should not be a first round pick.

Mark said...

I'll say it again. Westbrook is NOT a point guard.

TJ said...

So its agreed, we all hate Westbrook. A lot.

Mark said...

I agree Geoff. Both Westbrook and Alexander have benefited from GMs falling in love with their "upside" and forgetting that the game is played 5 on 5 and not in a workout setting.

Alexander is like the NBA's Mike Mamula.

Geoff said...

So I should put some money on him for ROY.

Mark said...

Jay's Best Available doesn't exactly have the same gravitas as Kiper's Big Board.

Geoff said...

Is Kevin Love gonna be Elton Brand or Christian Laettner?

Mark said...

Did you know that Kevin Love's Uncle was in the Beach Boys? No really!

Mark said...

He's more Brand than Laettner. I don't think he's at Brand's level though.

Mark said...

Stephen A: Kevin, you've lost some weight...does this mean you've given up Cheez Doodles? 'Cause I love Cheez Doodles!

Love:Umm....

TJ said...

So the Griz can run Love, Darko and the bad Gasol out there for 82 games next year? Yikes.

Mark said...

God I hope D'Antoni takes the dego...

Geoff said...

I've got some sad news for the Knicks fan who just waved the Michael Beasley jersey towards the camera.

Geoff said...

Take a Euro! Come on...

Geoff said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mark said...

Good point TJ. If Navarro hadn't gone back to Spain they could've put a whitewash out there with Miller.

Fuck and Yes. Let the booing begin!

TJ said...

That pick just made my night...shots anyone?

Geoff said...

That will be the highlight of the night...awesome...

Geoff said...

When the first thing the anaalyst says about your early lottery pick is "He's not gonna be a superstar"...well...that aint fun...

Geoff said...

Ohhhhh...here comes the rooster....

Mark said...

"He's gonna be a very, very solid player."

Great, thats what you want out of the 6th pick.

TJ said...

Hey, what the fuck was that shoe Nathan Lane, er, Frischilla was holding up?

Mark said...

Fuk you Fraschilla, his name is not The Rooster. It is Big Cock.

Geoff said...

Oh man...this is brutal. Danilo...do you know what jingoistic xenophobia is?

Mark said...

Its his new signature shoe from Reebok called The Rooster. Tough to figure out why Reebok is barely breaking even these days.

Mark said...

Geoff may have locked up comment of the night.

Geoff said...

Can we give the Knicks another pick? Please?

Mark said...

The Magic are in the top 3 for most lottery picks ever despite having a significantly shorter history than any other team listed.

Magic Basketball!! Catch the Fever!

Geoff said...

Eric Gordon...appearing later tonight at the Fish Under the Sea Dance...

Mark said...

Hey Gordon...nice pants, jacket combo...donkey.

Mark said...

I believe its the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance. Jeez, get it together Geoff.

Geoff said...

Donnie Walsh thinks Danilo has "an unusual package." And based on some depositions...so did President Clinton...

Mark said...

Anyone want to takes odds on Gallinari taking a bottle on the head in NY this summer?

Geoff said...

Toggling back and forth between the WWL and CSPAN2 presents an odd dichotomy.

Mark said...

We've definitely hit the over/under on references to Gallinari's junk in the comments tonight.

Geoff said...

Joe Alexanders athleticism is not "freakish" Jay Bilas. You settle down.

Mark said...

So...the Bucks trade for Jefferson and still take Alexander? This franchise never ceases to amaze with their collective stupidity. Must be something in the water in Milwaukee.

KQ said...

Hey fellas, I'm a little late to the party, but so far I've learned that the Big Cock has an unusual package.

Anything else? Or does that about sum it up?

Geoff said...

I'm gonna need a youtube clip of that Stuyah toss to STEPHEN A where he asked "Hey yo--how's your English?"

Geoff said...

Thats about it. Although Eric Gordon's gonna knock out Biff Tannen later tonight.

Mark said...

Nope, you're all caught up kq.

Geoff said...

Michale Jordan is not drafting Brook Lopez...that's not how he rolls.

Mark said...

Larry Brown's a gypsy? Man, its too bad he didn't live in Germany circa 1940...

Geoff said...

Bad pick...according to me.

TJ said...

Eric, I am your density.

Mark said...

Did Raymond Felton die recently?

Geoff said...

For the record, "Michale Jordan" is Michael Jordan's Russian non-union equivalent.

Geoff said...

JVG likes Augustine as "a backup to Raymond Felton." Backhanded compliment or forehanded insult?

Mark said...

I like Augustin's game but I don't see how he fits with Charlotte. He's better than Jameer Nelson within a year or so but he's going to struggle mightily on defense.

TJ said...

Come on, give me the Yi, Krstic, Lopez front line.

Geoff said...

3-piece suits on guys with initials for a first name are dominating this draft.

Mark said...

Stephen A ends nearly every interview with "He says he's ready..."

No shit, what are they supposed to play you dick?

Geoff said...

This has to be Lopez...

Mark said...

Lopez has to go here, no?

If he does thats an unbelievably crowded frontline.

Geoff said...

Why did Brook Lopez just hug Steffi Graf?

TJ said...

Awesome.

Geoff said...

The knock on him is that he's not a great athelte? Then let's get him a consulting gig or something. Brother went to Stanford for fuck's sake...

Mark said...

I could be wrong but the Nets have the following guys who play the 4/5:

Lopez, Sean williams, Yi, Josh Boone, Nenad Kristic, Stromile Swift and Desagna Diop.

Thats a bit much, no?

TJ said...

Gotta love the Must Improve for Lopez: rebounding.

Mark said...

Brook's brother thinks the Nets got a steal. I'm sold.

Geoff said...

Stromile. Took some balls to name another human being "Stromile" intentionally.

Mark said...

Listening to Brook Lopez speak reminds of the first time I heard Bill Simmons speak. I'm a bit taken aback.

Shlara said...

Is Stephen A. drunk?

He's starting to sound like the homeless guy that hangs out on the corner of 12th & G Streets, and that guy is drunk 90% of the time.

Mark said...

Bayless is a damned steal here.

Mark said...

Stephen A's high on Cheez Doodles.

Mark said...

I cant wait to see the difference in the careers of Bayless and Westbrook in 5 years.

Geoff said...

They spelled Jared wrong.

Geoff said...

"Jerryd" stole Eddie from Vacation's shoes. Clark...gift...

Geoff said...

Bayless went to the "Colin Powell School for Well-Spokenness"

Mark said...

After Stu got done listing great Arizona guards, Damon stoudamire threw his bong at the TV.

Mark said...

We're getting somewhat close so I'll unveil my list of guys I'd like to see the Magic draft:

Courtney Lee
JJ Hickson
Darrell Arthur
Nic Batum

If they draft Mareese Speight I might slap my gf tonight.

Mark said...

TJ's MAAC POY gets in the Lottery. I didn't see that one coming.

Mark said...

Bilas described Thompson as "not spectacular or a particularly great athlete". Also, his weakness was listed as: Post Defense.

Yep, thats what you want out of a PF pick in the lottery.

TJ said...

MAAC Pride Baby

Mark said...

I get the feeling that Sacramento never thought that all their top guys would be gone at this point and just went ahead and took Thompson even though he doesn't fill any sort of need. This isn't neccesarily a bad thing, just an observation.

Mark said...

Rush to Portland is a nice pick. He's the perfect guy to play the SF on that team in the future. He could even play SG with Roy at the point. They just keep stockpiling young talent in Portland.

Geoff said...

Three across in the back of a cab stuck in traffic with Stuyah and STEPHEN A...that's my hell...

Mark said...

Rush is the only guy tonight who actually looks like an adult in his suit. Meanwhile, JaRon just cracked open his 3rd 40 of the night.

KQ said...

gosh. those answers didn't seem rehearsed AT ALL. Dude, sit back, put your arms down, and relax.

(i have absolutely no insight on the game, but i'll be glad to chime in about the aesthetics)

Mark said...

If its really hell then you're stuck in the middle between the two of those bamas.

Geoff said...

My list of guys I'd like to see the Wiz take at 18:

Anyone but Hibbert

KQ said...

Go Big and Go Young. That's my motto.

TJ said...

Geoff, you can call this guy Stromile 2 if you'd like.

Geoff said...

Anyone here ever had their wingspan measured? I'm probably gonna die without having the pleasure...

Mark said...

Anthony Randolph, who weighs less than Geoff, TJ or just about anybody else who comments on here outside of Ron and I.

Mark said...

Cosiderable linear extension in space...huh?

TJ said...

So nice not to have sound right now for DICKIE V

Jerry said...

I'm shocked and thrilled with the Lopez meathead voice. If the NBA doesn't work out for them, they'll have a great opportunity to do voices for cartoon thugs.

Love the pick. 7 footers who can provide some post scoring don't grow on trees. Thorn always seems to make the logical pick in the draft, with the exception of Antoine Wright. It doesn't always work, but at least you feel like they know what they're doing.

Mark said...

I've had my wingspan measure but only b/c one of my friends has freakishly short arms and I bet him mine were longer one time while drunk. I won, and his arms ended up shorter than his height. We laughed and laughed.

Geoff said...

Dickie V might be making an apology for his Italian restaurant comment.

Mark said...

Dick Vitale is the definition of a xenophobe, no?

Jerry said...

The Junkies were fired up for Hibbert, but they were appalled by the idea of Koufas because he's "a stiff."

Mark said...

Nah, he's a wop so he's safe.

TJ said...

Shaq just got a new toy.

Jerry said...

Blogger KQ said...

Go Big and Go Young. That's my motto

I hear that.

Mark said...

Lopez aint a bad pick for Phoenix. I don't know about him at 15 (seems high, maybe could've traded down and still got him?) but he'll bring a lot of things that they lack.

Mark said...

No must improve is as good to see as : Offensive Skills

Mark said...

It's been a proud two days for Fresno, CA.

Mark said...

Does he really have to wear that hat during the interview?

Shlara said...

Bozo Lopez

Jerry said...

More Lopez interviews! All night, baby!

Mark said...

You have to love Don Nelson's drafting philosophy. Just get me as many versatile athletic guys as possible. I'll figure out where they fit together. Pass me another can of Bud Light!

Mark said...

God, I hope the Sixers take Speights.

Jerry said...

God is getting it done for you.

Mark said...

"Mareese is not here."

That's because he's getting a lap dance in st. pete right now...

TJ said...

Oh man, the Wiz are gonna take the French le donkey, aren't they?

Mark said...

God didn't want to see me slap my gf when the Magic drafted Speights, Jerry.

Mark said...

But TJ, he averaged 5 pts a game in the French Pro League! He's got so much potential!

Besides, Andray Blatche needs somebody to chase hookers with.

TJ said...

Oh man...

Jerry said...

Keeping it real with the NBA draft in Florida.

Roy! "I'm movin in with two sexy ladies!"

Mark said...

Ladies and Gentleman, the black Rik Smits...

Mark said...

Arthur's a lock for the Wiz, right?

Jerry said...

I'm eying CDR for the Networks at 21.

TJ said...

If Ernie has half a brain...

Mark said...

I love me some CDR. So...underrated.

Mark said...

Brook Lopez, mic'd up.

Jerry is pumped.

TJ said...

I don't know where Geoff went, but I hope he got to see Roy drafted.

Jerry said...

It looks like it would take about 1000 hours of game play to become competent at NBA Live.

Jerry said...

Robin Lopez...a guy who can defend at the defensive end. Gettin it done!

Mark said...

Terry Porter: Robin is going to bring someone who can defend at the defensive end.

Well, thats certainly a good place to do it.

Geoff said...

Um...who?

TJ said...

Even Dominic McGuire just said "Who?"

Jerry said...

I'm guessing the Lopez's developed those voices as a defense mechanism for their homosexual names.

JaVale, welcome to the book of names.

Mark said...

Do any draft picks have arms that aren't longer than their height?

Geoff said...

Ernie Grunfeld...incredibly smart or incredibly stupid...discuss...

Jerry said...

No. The whole wingspan protocol needs to be revised.

Mark said...

Bayless and Roy could be a devastating backcourt in the future. Kevin Pritchard might be the best GM in the league.

Geoff said...

Portland or Indianapolis...which has more black people?

Geoff said...

Darrell Arthur...making it clear that he doesn't regularly wear a tie...

Mark said...

I know nothing of McGee but everybody says he needs a ton of time to develop. Which, of course, is what the wiz need in a big man right now.

Mark said...

I'll take Indy, by a whisker. Also, i dont think bringing the Rush brothers together in Indy is a good decision. I mean, JaRon is packing his bags and calling Marquis Daniels as I type this.

TJ said...

Haywood will be a great role model and mentor.

Jerry said...

Indianapolis. Portland has a lot more meth-heads though.

Mark said...

A fresh piece of gum? Thats your fucking advice Jackson?

Geoff said...

Sorry TJ...Tom Coburn raised a point of order on the supp and I got distracted.

Mark said...

JJ Hickson..strong and powerful and strong and powerful.

Jerry said...

Guess what, there are going to be a lot of freshman drafted every year because of the changes in the rules.

Mark said...

Jerome, who you got in the euro finals?

TJ said...

Doesn't he know you have a draft to watch?

Mark said...

TJ...are you sitting at a bar and typing on your blackberry?

Jerry said...

I think Spain is going to get it done. They're going to struggle with Germany's size, but I've got a good feeling about them. The big German defenders might have some trouble with Torres' mobility.

TJ said...

I have arrived home...but yes, I was the anti-social guy watching a TV in a corner typing on my Blackberry.

TJ said...

Ajinca, french for "Kwame"

Jerry said...

Big AND Long?????

Jerry said...

Nice graphics. This is France. Thanks.

Mark said...

Alexis Ajinca comes out of the stands. I missed the mark on my prediction.

Michael Jordan...yet to fully grasp the drafting process.

Jerry said...

Josh McRoberts added to the trade. Like finding out that a free pickle is included with your club sandwich.

Mark said...

can't have enough white guys in that Pacer roster...

Jerry said...

C-D-R! Come on Kiki and Rod (gay porn duo)!

Mark said...

Mark Jackson just said that the Nets are trying to get better. How fucking stupid does he think we are?

TJ said...

Mark, Arthur next to Howard for a decade...would be nice.

Mark said...

Revised Magic list:

Lee
Chalmers
Arthur
Koufus (nice high post option with Howard)
DeAndre Jordan

Mark said...

You here that Jerry! You'll love Rayn anderson!

Jerry said...

21 PPG in the Pac-10? Sounds good. I don't know anything else about this player.

Somebody put Arthur out of his misery.

Mark said...

I'm more than okay with Darrell Arthur. I wonder if the Magic even worked him out b/c they didn't think he'd even be available. The Magic might be the best possible opportunity for him with him being a bit undersized but possessing a nice high post game.

Jerry said...

Long. Big hands. Can stroke it. Can put it in the hole from anywhere. How can I not love it?

Mark said...

Anderson is a face up 4. Shoots it real well. Not overly athletic and doesn't rebound well.

Jersey has the world's most crowded frontline. By my count thats 8 guys who play either the 4 or 5.

Jerry said...

The Nets have gone from tiny to huge in 2 years.

TJ said...

The Jazz are scrambling to find the best available honkey.

Mark said...

Howard is a "freak of a beast". Okay then.

Jerry said...

The frontline players are a fairly diverse group though, both ethnically and in skills.

Mark said...

I like it. If the Magic were smarrt (which they aren't) they'd try and trade up and grab Arthur or Koufos or Jordan with a late 1st round pick. I think there are some picks for sale here and some players that could help their frontline long term.

Geoff said...

I have a great VHS tape of NBA Superstars 1 that features Kiki Vanderweigh playing an NBA game in Adidas Sambas.

TJ said...

Yep...

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