Monday, June 25, 2007

NBA draft thoughts

This weeks NBA's draft should be a good one. A couple of things to watch.

  • The number 3 pick by Atlanta Hawks is the swing vote. There are many players and teams awaiting this pick. It should tell the direction of the rest of the lottery. They can go with another young athletic forward which they have plenty of or they can surprise everyone and pick a point guard much higher than expected. This pick might change many draft projections and make teams go with plan B.
  • Trades. There has been many talks of superstars being traded. Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Shawn Marion, Paul Pierce, Jermaine O'Neal and more have all been rumored with trades. The draft might bring these trades to light
  • The number one pick. Greg Oden or Kevin Durant. Have we heard anything else over the past few months?
  • International players. Over the past few seasons international players we taking over the draft. This year only 2-3 projected in the first round. Will there be surprises we don't know about?
  • Will the Hawks blow another good pick?
  • Second round steals? Who will fall into the second round and be a steal. Paul Millsap and Daniel Gibson showed this is very possible
  • No high schoolers. For the second year in a row no high school kids entering the draft. I like the rule change.
  • Draft attire. What crazy suits and crazy fashions will be on display?

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