What’s New – Jun. 11, 2017

RIP ADAM WEST

TALKING MOCK DRAFT

  1. MARKELLE FULTZ – CELTS DONT TRADE THE PICK BUT THE JIMMY BUTLER TO BOSTON TALK SHOULD HEAT UP.
  2. LONZO BALL – IN THE END MAGIC AND JEANNIE BUSS CAN’T IGNORE THE MEDIA ATTENTION OF THE BALL FAMILY.  THE WORD IS LONZO’S WORKOUT GOT THREE TIMES THE PRESS COVERAGE OF ANY OTHER WORKOUT.
  3. D’AARON FOX – THIS IS WHERE IT GETS INTERESTING.   REMEMBER THIS PICK WAS ORIGINALLY OWNED BY SACRAMENTO WHO WAS THE NINTH WORST TEAM IN THE LOTTERY AND JUMPED INTO THE TOP THREE.  THE SIXERS AND KINGS HAD AN ORIGINAL DEAL TO SAWP PICKS SO THE KINGS HAVE 5 (AND TEN FROM ANOTHER TRADE) AND THE SIXERS GET THE THREE PICK.   I THINK VLADE DIVAC CALLS UP COLANGELO AND OFFERS THE 5 AND 10 FOR THE THIRD OVERALL PICK.  REMEMBER WILLIE STEIN IS CLOSE FRIENDS WITH FOX AS BOTH ARE KENTUCKY ALUMNI.
  4. JOSH JACKSON – SUNS ADD A VERSATILE WING PLAYER WHO FITS RIGHT IN NEXT TO CHRISS AND BOOKER.
  5. MALIK MONK – PHIILY ALLEGEDLY WANTS THE BALL IN BEN SIMMONS HANDS SO A BALL DOMINANT BACKCOURT PLAYER ISNT A NEED.  COLANGELO GOES WITH THE KENTUCKY PEDIGREE AND LIGHTS OUT SHOOTING.  SURPRISE.
  6. DENNIS SMITH JR. – IN ANOTHER SURPRISE ORLANDO’S NEW MANAGEMENT TAKES THE ADVICE OF THE COACH AND DRAFTS THE BALL DOMINANT, TROUBLESOME POINT GUARD THEY’VE MET WITH TWICE IN A MONTH.  I ACTUALLY THINK A SMALL BALL LINEUP OF DSJ, FOURNIER, TERRANCE ROSS, AARON GORDON, AND VUCEVIC WOULD BE A FUN TEAM.
  7. JONATHAN ISAAC – THIBS GETS A VERSATILE WING PLAYER THAT MAY HAVE THE MOST UPSIDE IN THE WHOLE DRAFT.
  8. FRANK NTILIKINA – THE KNICKS LEAVE THE DUKE PLAYER ON THE BOARD AND GO WITH THE 18-YEAR-OLD TERADACTYL FROM BELGIUM VIA THE FRENCH PRO LEAGUE.
  9. LAURI MARKANNEN – IN ANOTHER SHOCKER JASON TATUM IS LEFT SITTING IN THE GREEN ROOM WHILE THE KRISTAPS PORZINGIS OF 2017/ LAURI IMMEDIATELY SAYS HE CANT WAIT TO LEARN FROM DIRK NOWITSKI
  10. JASON TATUM –  SIXERS BAG THE TOP FIVE PROSPECT IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE SACTO TRADE UP.

“If he was coming now, the Knicks aren’t going to get him,’’ Shea said. “He’d have a good showing and might be a top-seven pick. He’ll still be top 10. He’s 18 and has a man’s body now.’’