>> Friday, June 26, 2009
After watching one of the most boring and talentless NBA drafts in recent memory, I decided to put together a few thoughts on some of the happenings.
-Hasheem Thabeet as the second pick in the draft is one of the most laughable things in NBA history. People do realize that Thabeet has less moves than a wheelchair basketball player, right? Seriously, he's Dasagna Diop with two extra inches. This pick has bust written all over it, but what else would we expect from the Memphis freakin' Grizzles.
-James Harden is one articulate dude. I was very, very impressed with his interview skills and he was rockin' a solid bowtie. I think he's a bit overrated talent wise, but he is a much better pick than the aforementioned Thabeet.
-Ok, seriously, I hope Minnesota plans on trading one of those picks. They're not stupid enough to try and keep two lottery point guards on the roster. Are they? I thought that kind of stupidity would leave Minneapolis with Kevin McHale. Ricky Rubio is a flashy point guard, though. I'm interested to see what kind of player that pre-pubescent teenager becomes in 2023.
-Jordan Hill has some ghetto flare to him...I liked him showing a little anger toward the idiots in the WAMU Theater.
-Seriously, Tyler Hansbrough at 13? SERIOUSLY?
-Apparently, they play basketball in Guadeloupe? Rodrigue Beaubois is a name I have never heard in my life...
-How does San Antonio continue to catch the luck of the Irish in the draft? Seriously, how does the man who beasted Hasheem Thabeet all season long get drafted 35 spots lower than him? Do scouts not realize that Blair put a 20-20 spot on that 7 foot 3 inch "reh-tard?"
-Derrick Brown from Xavier is my sleeper in this draft. That kid has as much athleticism as anyone in this draft and will be a solid contributor in the NBA.
-I told you guys Jodie would stay in the draft with a mid-to-late second round guarantee...and that's exactly what he got...
-What happened to Chase Buddinger? Wasn't he supposed to be a lottery pick after his freshman year? From lottery to a few picks away from Mr. Irrelevant. Ouch. Maybe he should just join the Olympic Volleyball team.
-Once again San Antonio got lucky and landed super scorer Jack McClinton. McClinton has the ability to be Eddie House-esque and will be a solid pick up for the Spurs.
-What are people thinking by passing on St. Mary's point guard, Patty Mills. This kid lit up international competition in the Olympics and is another late round steal!
-Stu Scott retire immediately. You're played out....Seriously, you're becoming the black version of Chris Berman, You don't want to be in the same boat as him, so just flip your life to the cool side of the retirement pillow and just go away.