7:54- Finally can stop watching the draft as Brockman goes to Sacramento. Almost went to Portland but evidently they like Pendergraph was better, and that is ridiculous.
But congrats to Brockman, seeing as many though he would go undrafted at the beginning, to be picked this high in the second round is a tremendous accomplishment for a player his size at his position.
But with Hawes down in Sacramento there will be a strong Washington connection.
Congrats Brock, you deserve it.
CAN YOU DIG IT???
7:53- BROCKMAN TO SAC TOWN
7:50- They go with DeJuan Blair, I’d rather have Brockman, but I’ll admit, Blair is a flipping beast. I was sad to see that he left school, was a tremendous college player that I will love to remember when thinking about some of the greats.
7:49- Memphis takes Sam Young from Pitt. AKA the oldest looking face in college basketball since Greg Oden. Spurs are on the clock, lets see if Brockman is moving down south…
7:47- Looks like I got away with it, that break was needed. But one of the teams I guessed in San Antonio is coming, wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to learn from Tim Duncan…
7:45- Had to have dinner with the fam, hopefully I didn’t miss Brockman’s pick when this live draft blog was started for his drafting.
7:32- Kings take Jeff Pendegraph with the first pick in the second round. I love Pendegraph’s game, but I want Brockman drafted. We’ll see. Hurry up NBA.
7:21- Here we go, Brock’s last shot at the first round and a guaranteed contract… They go with Christian Eyenga from the Congo, definitely not Brockman.
But hey Portland has they third pick in the second round. Another shot at the Roy-Brock connection!
7:19- Could Brockman go to The Mistake by the Lake, we’ll see. Him with James could be fun, but PT would be scarce with Shaq there now along with Big Z and Varejao.
7:14- New York has LA’s pick. If they pick Brock he’ll be with Nate and likely booed because no one knows who he is on the east coast. But this was a trade that is recent so its unlikely they would have made a promise to him. We’ll see though. Here’s the pick…
Tony Douglas, the leader for the Seminoles last year and played in that tremendous tourney game against Wisconsin.
7:11- Here we go… T’Wolves take Wayne Ellington. Well shoot. Lakers and Cleveland are the only two teams left in the first. I do not want Brockman in Los Angeles. We’ll see.
7:05- DeMarre Carroll, the outstanding player from Missouri now off the board. He really led Missouri last year, had the chance to watch him play against Marquette in the NCAA Tournament while in Boise. He’s a player.
But the big news is that Minnesota is up. Lets see if my prediction is correct.
6:59- Bulls take Taj Gibson, I’d rather have Brockman but obviously I’m bias. But Gibson is a great defensive player, could develop into a solid player. He’s got the height, just needs to add some muscle.
Not too many teams left in the first round though, so for Brockman to skip all the things his pick has to be coming up. I’m sticking with my Minnesota prediction.
6:55- For some reason the Mavericks trade Mullens for the Guadeloupe guy. Never understood why they would not just take they guy at their pick. Unless it is because of the pay scale, but who knows. ESPN didn’t say Dallas was getting anything else.
6:53- YAY! They take some guy name Rodrigue Beaubois from Guadeloupe. He has a badass name though.
6:49- Dallas takes B.J. Mullens, a guy who really did nothing much in his one year at Ohio State. They have had a problem with one and done big guys over there. Oden, then Koufos, now Mullens. If they could just convince one of them to stay Thad Matta could build a great program.
Now time for Husky nation to hope for the best. If they take Brock, it would just be spitting in our face even more.
6:44- Kings select Omri Casspi, someone from Israel. Yea Omri!
After Dallas right here, The Must Not Be Named’s are on the clock. If Brockman goes there… Would be detrimental…
6:39- Definitely not Jon Brockman. Someone named Victor Claver, and they traded picks to move up for him, so no Roy-Brockman connection in Portland 😦
But now the Kings are on the clock, so could there be more Brockman-Hawes playing time than the one year here at Montlake.
6:33- Hornets select Darren Collison, should be a nice backup for Chris Paul. Nice pick for them.
Blazers are on the clock. Potential landing spot #1 for Brockman now up. If they take him, paired with Roy, Webster, and Nate, I might pay attention to the league and become a Blazers fan.
6:27- Utah selects Eric Maynor. I know nothing about him. Congrats Maynor.
I’m tired. Someone pick Brockman!
6:22- Hawks take Jeff Teague, a great college player who was excellent for the Demon Deacons last season. I know nothing about the Hawks, but Teague is a good player. Congratulations Hawks, you just got a good player.
6:18- T’Wolves take Ty Lawson. I don’t know what they are doing. Three point guards in the first round.
Twitter nation probably sparking up with a ton of “LOLS” right now.
6:12- Sixers select Jrue Holiday. Was not sure if Justin was there cause of the dark lighting and ESPN kept cutting camera angles, but he’s got potential to be great. Many of you how I feel about his talent based on how he would play in the Washington system, so being in the NBA where it is fast paced. I see good things for him.
Holiday in a slick suit as well, I’ll move him ahead of Daye for #3 on the suit list.
I’m now thinking that the T’Wolves will draft Brockman. They got two more picks in the first round, a team like that are willing to draft and make promises with their later picks. Just a feeling. Their next pick is at #18 so their last pick would be where he would most likely end up.
6:08- The Bulls take James Johnson from Wake as the Jrue Holiday slide continues. I don’t know much about Johnson so I wont say much, but he does have a shot and the ability to go down low. He could be a nice quiet, does everything player in the league.
6:05- This draft is beginning to wear on me. So much NBA that I am not used to.
6:02- Daye off the board for Detroit, so he gets into the lottery and Holiday is out. I don’t think he has any shot to succeed in the league to be honest, he always just reeked of bust to me. He’s so skinny and can be so incosistent for his skill set against WCC talent that I never thought truly highly of him.
Joe Dumars has a better eye for talent than me though, so we’ll see. What we do know though is that Daye is wearing a sharp suit with his baby blue sweater vest underneath the sport coat. He’s now third behind the tie between Thabeet and Harden.
5:59- ESPN cuts to commercial with shots of Holiday and Austin Daye, looks like they made the wrong choice to go to the draft.
5:55- Suns take Earl Clark, but is immediately overshadowed because Brandon Jennings appears out of nowhere and gets his picture moment with the chubby gnome when it was reported he was not at MSG.
Like his hair at the McDonalds game, his move to Italy, Jennings is one for a show.
5:50- Pacers may be the best bet for Jrue Holiday for awhile.
But they shock and take Hansbrough, one of the best college players in a long, long time. Fans chant overrated, I didn’t think he could amount to much in the league, but he may have too much of a work ethic not to be great.
Most likely, Christian Laettener version two.
5:45- The Bobcats take Gerald Henderson, and as this is a team that also has Seattle prospects, not too thrilled. Do not see him being too great of an NBA player. I may be biased because of my strong dislike fo the Duke Blue Devils.
Come to think of it, he’s a Duke Blue Devil. He wont be anything in the NBA.
5:38- Terrence Williams drafted to the New Jersey Nets. As a Seattle product the region should applaud him. But I always wondered why he was not projected higher in the draft. He has all the tools to succeed. Its almost as if teams just don’t like seniors anymore.
5:33- Milwaukee takes Brandon Jennings, with Tyreke Evans I think he could develop into the best player in the draft. He’s got all the tools to be a premiere player.
Out of the Top-10 picks, four players with Pac-10 ties with Harden, Hill, DeRozan, and Jennings. I count Jennings because of his commitment to Arizona and that whole fiasco last year. Whether Arizona fans like it or not, he’s part of their history.
5:27- DeMar DeRozan taken by Toronto at #9. He’s got potential, but his up and down year at USC is tough to grade for his pro prospects. He could play well with Bosh though.
He’s all potential, potential, potential. But his polka-dot tie is very nice.
Jrue Holiday is sliding. Many thought he would go to Sacramento.
5:22- New York takes Jordan Hill, one of the conference players I have a ton of respect for. I don’t know about his pro prospects, but he’s got the skills and toughness to succeed.
5:20- Curry’s suit was pretty sharp. But if I’m New York I take a flyer on Jennings, and wait for LeBron next season. LeBron would make Jennings look godly.
5:15- Steph Curry to Golden State, hence New York fans boo. Even I wanted to see Curry in New York, but it looks like they may have to go with someone like DeRozan, Holiday, or Jennings.
5:14- Flynn’s suit is nothing special, no one might not come close to the premiere suits of Thabeet or Harden.
But in his interview he talked about himself in the third person at one point, a little cockiness can go a far way in the league.
5:10- Johnny Flynn to Minnesota with their second pick. Confusing, nothing outside the T’Wolves have done in the McHale era. Now we understand why he stayed in the draft though, I thought he should have stayed another year but he came out at the right time it appears.
But they just drafted Rubio, the fact they passed on DeMar DeRozan or Steph Curry is laughable.
5:04- Rubio to T’Wolves, and they really could not go in any other direction. I have never watched him play so I’m not going to make some lame attempt and talk about his game although I know nothing about it.
But interesting factoid Stu Scott dropped was that he is the first player drafted who was born in the 1990’s. I suddenly feel old.
4:57- Tyreke Evans goes to Sac town to play with Spencer Hawes. I think he could end up being the best player in the draft, Kings made the right choice. Should help Spencer as well. Suit too plain, but still ahead of Blake Griffin. The pink shirt and tie helped him out.
4:55- Oh geez, Harden with the gold suit and bow tie with the striped shirt. First place will be a two man battle it looks like.
4-52: Must Not Be Named’s pick Harden and are very smart for doing it. Westbrook-Harden-Durant-Green-Irrelevant. Absolutely ridiculous lineup for the future.
I hate the NBA for leaving.
4:49- Hasheem Thabeet has an awesome suit, I’ll give him that one. For fun I guess I’ll rank the most badass suits by the end of the draft.
Griffin needs to step his game up.
4:47- The Must Not Be Named’s are now on the clock. I hope they take Rubio and he goes back to Spain for the rest of his career.
In reality, Rubio or James Harden should be the pick. Depends on how they view Westbrook if they want to keep him at point or move him over should they pick Rubio.
But who really cares about this joke team.
4:39- Griffin officially off the board, if Memphis takes Thabeet I will laugh. I really do not think he will pan out, and that organization is in need of some good things more than anyone else. Of course Seattle could be in their future, so whatever the Grizz do should be interesting to any Seattle fans who are hoping for a return of the NBA.
But Thabeet and his nimble frame could be absolutely dominated by some of the guys like Dwight Howard. He’s got height, but his offensive game is still far and without the strength he will not get those easy twos he had at UConn.
To me he is Sam Dalembert with less athleticism. I’d trade down if I were Memphis and get a big and another pick. None of the bigs after Griffin are not worth this high of a pick.
It is very weird talking and thinking about the NBA once again by the way.
4:35- A small, annoying elf just started the draft. Hope you enjoy second fiddle in Los Angeles Blake Griffin.
4:09- As reported yesterday Shaq was traded to the Cavs. I may not like the NBA, but I’ll always have love for Shaq. He’s a guy I’ll always respect, he gives 100% all the time and a great character on and off the court.
Also just realized that there is a countdown clock to the start of the draft. Its at 19 minutes, next update then when the Clips draft another player to ruin.
4:06- Evidently Vince Carter to the Magic, perhaps the most overrated played in a long time. He’s the ideal NBA player, someone who will dunk and put up points but do nothing else. He’s an ideal Stern player. An ISP.
4:01- Here we go. The first NBA event I have watched all year long. I’m still a supporter for the ABA to start up though (Actually Basketball Association)
Just a reminder, there will be a live blog for the NBA Draft this afternoon as Husky Nation prepares to see where Jon Brockman will take his first steps in his professional career.
Supposedly ESPN says their draft coverage will start at four, but whether or not that is the beginning of selections or not is not likely. But we’ll see.