Sunday, June 30, 2013

2013 NBA DRAFT DIARY: Part II

Hasan R

(Part I of Hasan's diary can be read here).

Pick 6, New Orleans Pelicans: AND HE IS FINALLY PICKED! Nerlens Noel free fall has stopped and his landing spot is in New Orleans! Nerlens Noel and Anthony Davis! The Thin Towers! Guys, we have a really fun frontcourt…and he’s been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.  Does this mean Andrew Bynum will not suit up for the 76ers? ESPN is reporting that he is traded to the 76ers along with a protected 2014 first round pick for Jrue Holiday and a 2013 second round pick. Great trade for both teams.

Pick 7, Sacramento Kings: Ben McLemore has been selected by the Kings. A potential star with a high upside, McLemore is a great shooter and elite athlete. The Kings needed shooting and athleticism and they got it. Love this pick for this Kings. What this fan base needed, especially after the shenanigans with Seattle.

Pick 8, Detroit Pistons: Rumored to be grabbing a point guard, the Pistons have opted to pivot and grab Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. One of the best shooters in the draft, this is a good injection of talent to a backcourt with Brandon Knight running the point. Should be a fun backcourt to watch and keep an eye on this season.

Pick 9, Minnesota Timberwolves: Wolves select Trey Burke and he has been flipped to the Utah Jazz for their no. 14 and 21 picks. Jazz needed a point guard and Burke fits the bill. Most NBA ready guard in this draft he can start immediately for the Jazz.


Pick 10, Portland Trail Blazers: These guys have been eyeing a PG this draft and get it in the form of CJ McCollum. He projects to be a very similar PG to Damian Lillard making this a fantastically fun backcourt to watch. *Immediately removes Pelicans from League Pass and replaces them with the Trail Blazers*. This pairing has potential to score lots of points, create space for LaMarcus Aldridge, and McCollum can shoot well, handle the ball well and create his own shot. Good running mate for Lillard and this backcourt should have opposing defenses in fits if they can click.

Part III of Hasan's diary is available.

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