Even though the draft is already over, and has been for some time, I still see the need to post my thoughts about it, so here it is.
I thought the biggest shocker in the draft were these words, “with the second pick in the draft the Charlotte Bobcats select Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.” I mean, I really respect MKG, and he has great defense, as I learned first hand when Kentucky went up against Florida, but he is just not what they need. Many say he is just a defensive guy, which I believe, because he wasn’t the first option scorer at Kentucky either. What Charlotte needs is a scorer and I thought that would have been provided in Bradley Beal, Thomas Robinson, or even Dion Waiters. Michael continues to make bad choices and we have to ask, “what will happen to Charlotte?, Will the Carolinas lose another NBA basketball team because of the bad choices of their state hero?”
The only other thing I really need to talk about was my Indiana Pacers drafting Miles Plumlee. I have to admit as soon as I heard his name and the word “Pacers.” It really ruined my week, I was like, “How can you pick Miles Plumlee over Marquis Teague (who went to high school in Indianapolis), Draymond Green, and Perry Jones III? I mean, what is Larry Bird thinking?” Well now I know what Larry Legend was up to. I watched Miles in summer league and he is at totally different player from the guy I saw at Duke. He has great post moves he hustles and he doesn’t look like he will get injured easily (cough, Perry Jones III got injured almost right away).
To Larry Bird, thanks for thinking of our well being instead of the obvious choice.
First, I gotta say welcome back to our friends coming back from China. Yes, that means you, J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin.
We all know already that K-Mart is already suited in a Clippers jersey, but will J.R. team up once again with Kenyon, Billups, and CP3. J.R. is probably one of the best dunkers and shooters of the last five years. Five teams are reported, by Yahoo.com, to be after Smith, those teams are: Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Indiana Pacers. The only question about this evaluation is if he wants a ring, money, or more playing time. The Pacers would be the team to offer money, they have 14 million laying around waiting to be spent by Larry Bird. The Clippers offer the strong possibility of a championship ring for the veteran. Last, but not least, the T-Wolves offer playing time. Now, if I know J.R. Smith, (and I do pretty well) I would think he would be after the money that Larry Legend is sure to offer. That’s just me though, tell me what you think J.R. will want.
On draft night Bird made a gutsy but, smart decision in trading for Indianapolis native George Hill.( Hill grew up a Pacers fan on the Northside of Indy) the only question for me to answer is “Will he start ?” (being and growing up as a Pacer fan) I know that they might get a little excited at first and start Hill but, the excitement won’t last long. He will eventually end up as a very skilled bench contributor in my mind. Bird even sauid in a press conference the other day that his goal is to have the best bench in the NBA, I think Hill is a great start. The Pacers sure will get a crowd on their first night to support George and his move back to “The Hoosier State”.
Atlanta Hawks power forward Josh Smith is on the trading block right now and here are some teams he could definitely fit in with. Enjoy!!
3.Blazers- Josh would fit in perfectly with Blazers the only concern is if Aldridge can play center. If they can make that work they could definitely compete for a championship.
5.Rockets-Houston is looking to rebuild and J-Smoove is a great fresh start to go along with Kevin Martin.