Archive - Jun 19, 2008
With the 2008 NBA Draft a week away, it’s hard for fans to avoid wondering how this draft class might turn out. How will it compare to other drafts? Strengths? Weaknesses? Let’s break it down.
Big Men (4s and 5s):
Everyone knows about Michael Beasley. Coming off a dominant freshman season, Beasley is the only can’t-miss frontcourt prospect in the draft. After him, this is one of the better drafts for big men in recent memory, especially centers.
By Josh Redetzke
2008/09 Sacramento Kings Payroll: $63 million[img_assist|nid=1102|title=Kevin Martin|desc=Icon SMI|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=450]
2008/09 Estimated NBA Salary Cap: $58 million (estimate)
Roughly: $5 million over cap
2008/09 Seattle Supersonics Payroll: $48.4 million
2008/09 Estimated Salary Cap: $58 million (estimate)
Roughly $9.6 million under cap
With the field set for the 2008 NBA draft and less than 10 days to go, here's a pick by pick mock draft of the first round of this year's NBA draft.