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2012 NBA Draft: Live Blogging

In Draft on June 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I only college basketball on rare occasions so going off of scouting reports and stuff I have read and heard when talking about these players.

NBA Draft

The Lottery

High Lottery – Top Five Picks

#1 – New Orleans Hornets select Anthony Davis

No surprises here. MVP caliber potential.

Given his size, athleticism, ability to dominate a game without scoring as a defender/rebounder coupled with his high skill-level offensively (post game, high post passing, jump-shooting) and general disposition on the court … any list of comparisons has to start with Kevin Garnett, Hakeem Olajuwon, Tim Duncan and even the great Bill Russell.

A truly special talent. The most gifted big man to enter the NBA since Greg Oden. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trade: Emeka Okafor for Rashard Lewis

In Trade Talk on June 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm

ESPN writes

The New Orleans Hornets traded forward Trevor Ariza and center Emeka Okafor to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday for forward Rashard Lewis and a second-round draft pick.

“We are rebuilding our team and this is one step in our new direction,” Hornets general manager Dell Demps said. “This trade will provide an opportunity for our young players to develop and create flexibility to add to our core group moving forward.”

Grunfeld said the deal won’t have any effect on the team’s draft plans.

“We felt like we needed to add some veterans to the roster, and we were able to do that with this move. … We get players that are good solid players and fill two needs for us,” he said. “Instead of going into free agency to try to fill our needs, we did it through a trade.”

The second round pick is the #46 pick. Read the rest of this entry »

2012 Draft Lottery Order

In Draft on May 30, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Here is the order

(1) New Orleans Hornets
(2) Charlotte Bobcats
(3) Washington Wizards
(4) Cleveland Cavaliers
(5) Sacramento Kings
(6) Portland Trailblazers (via NJ)
(7) Golden State Warriors
(8) Toronto Raptors
(9) Detroit Pistons
(10) New Orleans Hornets
(11) Portland Trailblazers
(12) Milwaukee Bucks
(13) Phoenix Suns
(14) Houston Rockets Read the rest of this entry »