Some NBA Draft thoughts

June 24th, 2010 by John Krolik

-So the Cavs don’t have an NBA Draft pick. On the bright side, this means they won’t be able to draft Christian Eyenga again. I nearly swallowed my own tongue when that happened. In Eyenga’s defense, he did average nearly 4 points per game in Europe last season.

-I’m still burned that the Cavs didn’t trade and get Ty Lawson. I lusted after him for a solid two years, and on draft day the pick was rumored to be available. And Kahn traded him to a contender on draft day. I am never right about anything, and when I am it just makes me more miserable.

-Every year there’s talk about Gilbert “buying draft picks,” and it never seems to happen. Until there’s concrete news that the Cavs are getting a pick, I will assume they do not have one. I advise the rest of you to do the same.

-I can’t shake the feeling that if the Cavs had a second-round pick, they would have used it on Maverick Carter.

-IF LEBRON REALLY HAD KILLER INSTINCTZ, HE WOULD BUY A MID-20s PICK WITH HIS NIKE MONEY, DRAFT JORDAN CRAWFORD, AND DUNK ON HIM IN PRACTICE EVERY DAY UNTIL CRAWFORD CRIED AND SAW DEAD CLOWNS WHENEVER HE CLOSED HIS EYES. THEN LEBRON SHOULD HAVE MADE CRAWFORD WATCH THE TAPES BEFORE DESTROYING THEM. BY EATING THEM. #sarcasm

– Seriously, though, it would be kind of hilarious if ESPN just put “TAPE NOT FOUND” instead of Crawford’s highlights when he gets drafted.

-Draft stuff: Only Turner and Wall are locks, and both of them will need the right system to excel in. (Especially Turner.) Cousins will put up solid numbers his first few years, but I don’t know if he does enough without the ball in his hands or defensively to be the starting four on a legit playoff team. Not a Faroq-Aminu guy at all.

-If Sam Presti hadn’t picked Harden over Curry and traded French Rondo for B.J. Mullens, I would fully bow to him as the basketball Billy Beane. But he did both of those things, and now OKC doesn’t have an epic backcourt. The Beaubois/Mullens thing really stings. Everyone knew that was a terrible trade except for one of the best GMs in the league.

-Name of The Draft: Tiny Gallon.

-Probably the most important thing: If the Nets do go with Wes Johnson, that means they’ve officially given up on LeBron, right? I know I’ve said this before, but the CP3 rumor thing got me thinking about it again. For a while there, I really thought they’d snag Wall and become the front-runners.

That’s about all I have for tonight. Possible comment section discussion topic: how do you plan on making the draft interesting for yourself?