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June 26th, 2008
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
Kevin Love (UCLA)
[img_assist|nid=1222|title=Kevin Love|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=378] Love is a classic example of a great college player who is unlikely to be a great NBA player.
Without question Love has his strengths. He is an extremely intelligent player who possesses a high basketball IQ. He has great hands, range out to the three point line, and boasts an array of fundamentally sound post moves.
2008/09 Memphis Grizzlies Payroll: $44 million
2008/09 Estimated Salary Cap: $58 million
Roughly $14 million under cap