Well have you caught the draft fever yet? Do you know or care what your team is going to do? After Chicago and Miami pick does it get interesting or boring?
I know I haven’t caught the fever. I am a Bulls fan and I know Derrick Rose will be playing PG for my beloved Bulls next season. He is a nice piece but is still a couple of years away from really helping us.
After the Bulls pick Miami will talk trade. The announcers will say “They have Marion and Wade, they need a point guard so do they move the pick?” Well the easy answer is no they don’t. They would probably trade down to 5 or 6 if anywhere and they aren’t going to get Rose (gone) or OJ Mayo (gone) so why do it. My guess is Miami takes Beasley and has a dominating front court for the next 5 years. Besides they want to keep Dewayne Wade and drafting a 25ppg power forward goes a long way towards keeping your star shooting guard. Besides, if they need a point guard sign Chris Duhon. He would fit perfect on that team.
After Miami picks the interest-o-meter goes way down. I mean there are some nice players like OJ Mayo and Jerryd Bayless, but there is very little interest after this. You have a lot of 19 and 20 year old players that won’t be significant contributors for 2 or 3 years. You have a handful of European players no one knows and small school kids…no one knows.
Are you getting my point here? It isn’t like the NFL draft where most players in the 1st and 2nd Round will play the second they step foot on the pro football field. And, well into the mid-rounds, there are sleepers that become your next Shannon Sharp, Joe Montana or Tom Brady. In the NBA it is rare when your 2nd Round picks even make the team.
What could possibly make this evening interesting?
Well a blockbuster trade between Miami and Chicago would be tasty. Rumors have D. Wade wanting to go to Chicago but would the Bulls give up the coveted #1 pick. Detroit and Golden State have been rumored to be talking about Chauncey for Baron. That would be nice.
But short of a trade it will be pretty boring after the top 5 picks for sure.
My last suggestion is that we get rid of STERN announcing all of the picks. He is a pretty good commish as far as they go but there is nothing interesting about him. He acts and sounds like the typical New Yorker. Sure, I might be willing to get a slice of pie with the guy or sit and drink an egg cream with him but listening to him for 4 hours is going to be rough.
Here is my suggestion. You get the HOTTEST NBA HOTTIES to step up to the mic and announce the pick. That would be brilliant.
Cavs are up and they pick…
Memphis is now on the board and they select…
See where I am going with this folks. NBA hotties making the picks instead of Stern. Yes, I know, I am an innovator. 90% of those watching tonight are going to be guys. If you want to keep them after the first few picks than hot NBA hotties is the way to go.