We start off with pick 22, as our 2nd Euro gets drafted:
9:35 – Come on Omri Casspi. Supposedly the Trail Blazers traded up a couple picks to get Casspi. Let’s make it happen Kevin Pritchard.
9:39 – Yea sir Victor is going to dominate the league. Did I say that out loud, but yes he’s going to stay in Europe for a year and come back over. He is 6’10” and is a PF who can step out to the 3 and dunk over anyone around. Claver will fit nicely into the Blazers as he, Rudy, and Sergio can go clubbing Spanish style all the time in Portland. The Three Amigos take over Portland.
9:44 – YEA BABY YEA!!! As a Jewish American Omri Casspi getting drafted is a dream for all of us Jews. Omri gets drafted by the Kings and is looking to play right away. Casspi can run the fast break very well and can finish above the rim. His calling card is hustle and energy as he will run through a wall for your team. Let’s hope that translates to a lot of defense. What Euro’s are next?
9:46 – The rise of the Euro’s is coming with back to back Europeans drafted. Right now I say Casspi has the better short term impact as he has the skills to play right now, but if the Blazers can wait Claver has the better long term potential with his unique skill set for a big man.
9:48 – BJ Mullens didn’t start and average 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds for a team that didn’t make the tournament. Even Kosta Koufas killed those numbers, once again BUST. I’m not afraid to say when these guys won’t make it. Mullens will take too much time to develop and GM’s won’t be patient enough to let him stay around. Plus once Erik Dampier turns him on to weed it will be all downhill.
9:53 – EURO, EURO, EURO! Rodrigue Beaubois is the pick for OKC. WAIT he’s being traded to the Mavericks for BJ Mullens but who cares let’s talk Euro. Beoubois is one of the most athletic guys in this draft as he is 6 feet 1 but has a 6 foot 10 wingspan. The guy can sky with anyone and he hasn’t met a shot he doesn’t like. The question is, is he a point guard? He didn’t pass the ball too much in Europe but he has so much raw skill the Mavs must think they can develop him.
9:57 – The Bulls will take an athletic 2, either Douglass or Thornton. And I’m wrong again because the Bulls take Taj Gibson. This is just dumb. You just took James Johnson, the same position. What is this with teams stockpiling at one position. Someone hire me as a GM, please. I could at least tell you that there are 5 positions for each team on the floor.
10:00 – 10 O’Clock and I’ve reached the three hour mark, hell yea. In other news Dajuan Blair is still on the board and he must be pissed. How many Twinkies has he pounded in the last hour as he eats off his disappointment? Over-Under 3 boxes.
10:02 – Omri Casspi is the first Israeli drafted in the 1st round and from all of Jew Nation, we love you Omri. And yes he got picked 3 picks ago but this is a big step for Jewish athletes everywhere, nay a great step for mankind.
10:04 – 4 picks left and were officially on Jones Jerebko Watch. I say Memphis should snag him now.
10:05 – Curveball but oo do I love it. Let the DeMarre Carroll love fest begin. How can you not love this guy, he hustles, he’ll not step down from anyone, and he has dreads. You go Memphis.
10:07 – Come on Minnesota get Sergio Llull, my original man crush, and you’ll have my favorite team ever. You will also have draft 4 point guards in the first round but who cares Rubio, Flynn, and Llull on the same team, wow I just fell in love. Here we go Minnesota!
10:10 – LLULL LLULL =LLULL! Come on. Let down ‘Sota takes Wayne Ellington. Better than Rashad McCants probably but not by much. Either way he is a shooter off the bench, go him.
10:14 – Darko for Q-Rich, on the scale of things that don’t matter, an 8.
10: 15 – LA Lakers picking for the Knicks take Toney Douglass. Toney can fill it up as he was one of the best players in the ACC last year. Anybody can score with D’Antonio, but Douglass can create his own shot and shoot from outside so look for him to play well off the bench for them next year.
10:16 – Freaknick: minny coulda snagged him (Douglass) instead of ellington and used the flynn pick to get earl clark and been pretty. Great words Freaknick, what are teams thinking?
10:18 – Danny Ferry you need to pick Jerebko, you need to.
10:20 – Darrell Arthar and now Dajuan Blair, you can’t have medical problems or teams will be scared off. Blair has bad knees for being so young and teams go scared off, too bad. Trade up Celtics you can do it.
10:21 – How much more of Stu Scott can any of us take? WTF Christian Eyenga is taken. It said he average 0.8 PPG last year, this is insane. He is from Congo and it doesn’t make any sense. The Cleveland Cavaliers just drafted Christian Eyenga out of the DKV Joventut B Team. Notice how everyone is silent this is hilarious no one knows what to do, no one knows who he is. He was with the 2nd division Joventut, under Ricky Rubio’s team. This is dumb LeBron wants to win now, he must be real pissed. Fran Fraschilla even was stunned, he thought this guy was going late in the 2nd round, crazy. First Round Over.
10:25 – I love my European prospects but Eyenga wasn’t even playing for the top domestic league in Spain, he was playing in the next best league. That’s like the 30th best league in Europe. Just not smart, Danny Ferry fails again, surprise.
Stayed tuned for the final part of my diary Part 4, the 2nd round. Tons of Euro’s get taken, I promise