Friday, June 26, 2009

Such an unpredictable Draft ended up being pretty predictable


We're just going to come right out and say it: Yesterday's NBA Draft was a huge dud. We're big Draft guys -- football, basketball, even baseball (to an extent) -- and even made the effort to watch this one at a bar that was showing it on a corner-of-the-room TV that didn't have sound. That's Draft dedication.

But that dedication didn't pay off. We weren't in it just to see a small white man read the names of big black ones. We wanted chaos. We wanted reaches. We wanted steals. We wanted trades. Like lots of trades. Like the T-Wolves trading picks No. 5 and 6 for Dwight Howard. That kind of chaos. The kind of what-the-fuck-just-happened?!?! moves that get you out of your seat as your beer splashes across the table. We've come to expect that with the NBA Draft, and it's one of the main reasons we really enjoy it. Crazy shit happens on NBA Draft day. Stars change teams. Teams select a player FOR ANOTHER TEAM!

We didn't get any of that. We got rumors. We fucking love rumors. Except on Draft day. On Draft day we want action. We want fact. Steph Curry and others for Amar'e Stoudemire?!?!?! Confirm that shit ON DRAFT DAY! Don't make us wait until morning to find out if it becomes official. Hearing about a deal after-the-fact softens the impact and curbs the excitement.

As for Draft-day trades, we don't give a shit about B.J. Mullens getting traded for Rodrigue Beaubois. Give us something real!

Other Draft thoughts:

-Ok, fine, Minnesota took a lot of guards. But they dished two of them (Lawson to Denver, Calathes to Dallas), which was not surprising, and with a front court of Kevin Love and Al Jefferson, they didn't need to go big. So get over it. And Little Bitch Rubio might not play in the NBA next year, anyway. But we love Jonny Flynn. S-T-U-D.

-Speaking of foreign players, why the fuck do teams draft them in the first round? It's a total throw-away pick. Victor Claver? You fucking serious? This guy is going to be about as good as Todd Fuller at two-thirds strength. Christian Eyenga won't see a minute on an NBA floor and will be lucky to get garbage time in the D-League. Gotta hope these picks were cap-based opposed to talent-based.

-Austin Daye might not survive a year in Detroit. And we don't mean on the Pistons. This guy better toughen up or the streets of the Motor City will swallow him whole.

-Favorite pick of the first round might be Terrence Williams to New Jersey. Big fan of that guy. He's the type of player that makes a team better. Least favorite picks are the four international scrubs taken in the last nine picks of the first round. And Daye.

Your turn. Favorite pick? Least favorite pick? Sleeper? Other Draft reactions? Go.

12 comments:

george1964 said...

San Antonio made out great when they nabbed Blair in the second round. It's a perfect spot for an undersized power forward, as long as he can keep his weight under control and his knees healthy. Add RJ, and assuming Manu's ready to go, and the Spurs have to be one of the favourites next year.

Bokolis said...

What is this NBA? And, why does its leader remind me of Vince McMahon?

GMoney said...

As a Cavs fan, I was thrilled to nab the great Christian Eyenga at pick 30. What the fuck is Ferry thinking? Either kid from Pitt could have contributed THIS year.

Eyenga would not have only been available in the second round, he would have been available in the second round of the 2014 draft. Fuck this shit.

mmmm beefy said...

Yes foreign picks are a giant waste. Just draft player who only average 8 points a game in college and can't spell their name right. I am looking at you Jrue Holiday

rstiles said...

Hansbrough baby!!!...

I cannot believe Young and Blair went in round 2...WOW!!!!

HM said...

Blair was a terrible pick when projected at 15. Mediocre pick when dropping to 25. At 37, that is a great pick.

How can you not enjoy the Mullens trade? Mavs move down from 22 to 24 (basically get nothing for it). Then they pick Mullens. Then the Thunder pick Beaubois with the very next pick. So Dallas sends Mullens AND A TWO to OKC for a guy Dallas could have picked one pick earlier!!!!!!!

The Mavs gave up a pick to move down.

Anonymous said...

Was really shocked the Pitt guys slid. I hope that makes them play with a chip on their shoulder for a while. I'm a big fan of both and think Sam Young could be a really effective player in the league.

Mr. Ace said...

DeJuan Blair is a Spur!!! Championship.

walt said...

Knicks' choice--as USUAL--sucks big-time!

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