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June 26th, 2008
This year's draft is one of the most difficult ever
to project because there are so many unknowns with regard to trades taking
place at the top of the draft, beginning with the 2nd pick, down through the lottery and into the late
first round. Look for a number of trades to go down changing the expected course of events
throughout the draft.
The 2008 NBA draft is still a couple hours away, but the wheeling and dealing is already in high gear.
Russell Westbrook should buy Rajon Rondo a really nice Rolex. At the very least, he needs to send him a thank-you card.
[img_assist|nid=1273|title=Russell Westbrook|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=477]DeAndre Jordan needs to head back to Texas A&M to study arthroscopic surgery. Either that, or hire a witch doctor who specializes on healing the knees of 7-foot Lakers' centers.
1. Eric Gordon
2. Derrick Rose
3. Joe Alexander
4. Russell Westbrook
5. Deron Washington
1. Derrick Rose
New York Knicks
2007-08 record: 23-59
Head Coach: Mike D'Antoni
This just in: The NBA Draft is more than the first 14 picks.
46 more, to be exact.
With the NBA's ever-increasing influx of international players (25 percent of the league), the importance of scouting globally continues to rise.
Every year, a handful of international prospects dot the draft landscape, and while this draft is no different, it has no clear-cut superstar talents. No one that is likely to turn into a franchise-level player, a la Dirk Nowitzki or Yao Ming.
I'm sick of it.
I'm tired of hearing about how great this draft is. I'm done with hearing about a skin-and-bones swingman being compared to Chris Bosh. I'm through listening to people tell me that an out-of-shape, under-sized power forward should be a top-5 pick. I'm overwhelmed by the thought of a selfish combo guard with a bad track record and a history of being shut down by college defenders being the clear-cut No. 3.
2007-08 Record 22-60
Head Coach: Marc Iavaroni