Category Archives: NBA Draft

Player Palooza: 2013 NBA Draft and Free Agency Thread

The least-anticipated NBA draft in memory occurs today, and free agency — which promises to be far more interesting this year — commences on July 1st. I will be posting reactions to the more interesting player moves in the comments.

2012 NBA Draft Live Thread

As the last thread was becoming somewhat unwieldy, here’s a fresh canvas for your draft opinions. Depending on what goes down, I may weigh in with an opinion later tonight, otherwise you won’t hear from me for a couple of weeks: I’ll be in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker.

Did Don Nelson get the player he wanted?

Don’t answer until you check out this profile of Udoh.  I note several characteristics of a quintessential Don Nelson player.  First of all, “he has an incredible basketball intelligence.” Secondly, he has a love of doing the dirty work, which is something Nellie desperately wants from his four, and which has been sadly lacking in both Brandan Wright and Anthony Randolph.  Third, he has versatility, or as Nellie puts it, the ability to do more than one thing well.

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I Smell a Blockbuster Coming.

The Warriors just traded Corey Maggette and his huge contract for Charlie Bell and Dan Gadzuric, who has an expiring contract.  Beyond freeing up time and possibilities for Kelenna Azubuike, Reggie Williams and Anthony Morrow, this trade also has the effect of giving the Warriors flexibility to trade for the impact big man Nellie has always coveted.

This is what I smell cooking:  Some combination of Biedrins, Randolph, the expiring contracts of Gadzuric and Vlad Rad, and the #6 pick in a sign and trade for…

Amare Stoudemire.