Does anybody know of any bars to watch the draft at? Somewhere in Downtown or the Folsom area would be nice.
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"They have a pretty nice basketball team, and they are doing it without (injured) Kevin Martin, which is even more impressive," Pacers coach Jim O'Brien said. "They will compete for a playoff spot."Associated Press recap
We’ve been discussing all these trade options for KTEC for a while now. I don’t know whether it’s because there’s still two months from now until the preseason or what, but does anybody...
Jason Thompson and Spencer Hawes, F/Cs, Sacramento Kings 2008-09: These two combined for 22.5 pts, 14.5 rebs, 2 blocks, 48% FG Why They’ll Improve: Thompson and Hawes are both young and both improved significantly over last season even though the Kings really sucked. After the All-Star break, they went for 26, 17, 2, and 50%. Throw in a hopefully healthy Kevin Martin, an athletic Tyreke Evans who should pass and shoot enough to get the pair some easy layups and boards, and another year of experience for the first- and second-year big men, and these two could be a nice inside presence that could prevent other teams from focusing all their efforts on stopping Martin and Evans. Prediction: 30 pts, 19 rebs, 2.5 blocks, 55% FG combinedNBA Players Who Will Improve in 2010 | Empty the Bench
Analysis: The Kings are all over the place. One minute they are thinking Jonny Flynn. The next, Ricky Rubio. Then Tyreke Evans. And the latest hot name in Sacramento is Curry. So forgive me when I say I have no idea who the Kings are taking. Sources say that the Kings are pretty split between the four. Flynn brings vocal leadership, athleticism and an NBA ready body to the table. Rubio is less ready for the NBA physically, but he's a purer point guard who understands the game better than anyone else in the draft. Evans isn't a true point, but the Kings love his strength, toughness and size, especially since his second workout. Curry is the wild card -- he's a great shooter who would fit nicely in the backcourt next to Kevin Martin, but he wouldn't give them a defensive presence.2009 NBA Mock Draft: Version 6.1 - ESPN
In the past three decades alone, guys like Ben Wallace, Dave Cowens, Paul Silas, Tim Hardaway, Dennis Rodman, Charles Barkley, Adrian Dantley, John Stockton, Isiah and others have proven that you should never, ever, ever, ever, EVER use somebody's height as a determining factor for whether you should draft someone. If you're good, you're good. And yet, three teams passed on Paul (four if you include Portland) when he was the most talented, NBA-ready product with the best chance to succeed.ESPN.com: Page 2 : Curious Guy: Malcolm Gladwell