After having some great prospects like Pat Calathes from St. Joe’s the A10 yet again proved why it was a poor league by landing zero of its players in the draft. Why are any of the guys in the A10 going to get a shot when no one knows who they are because of the horrible A10 TV contracts of the last few years. Hopefully our new commish will fix that.
On another note, why did the Bobcats pass up Lopez to pick yet another guard? If your rationale is having two guards on your roster, you don’t fix that by using your first round pick on him. You use your 20th pick to do that. Traditional NBA herd mentality, draft PGs because the Bulls drafted a PG. Then we traded next year’s first round pick for a guy that will take a year to develop? Sounds to me like we gave up what will be another lottery pick. I hope Larry Brown proves me wrong.
Augustin’s a great player and I’m glad to have him in Charlotte, I just don’t get why GM Michael Jordan makes the decisions he does
As posted on NinerNation.net,
Draft Day 2008
2:20 PM- Playing Poker at the Taj in AC
Bob Johnson: “I wanna put together a team that will help us relocate to Miami”
Rod Higgins: “What do ya mean? Some of these guys are furniture movers?”
MJ: “Get me a drink Rod”
3:40: draft planning @ Del Frisco
Rod Higgins: “I’ve never heard of half of these guys and the ones I do know are way past their prime”
Larry Brown: “Most of these guys never had a prime”
MJ: “This guy here is dead”
Bob Johnson: “Cross him off then”
6:50 pm- Private Dance Room-Scores
Bob Johnson: Any ideas?
MJ: On how we can get worse?
Bob Johnson: Mmmmm…
MJ: How about a series of fines for good play? Maybe a $30,000 bonus to the guy voted Least Valuable Player.
Bob Johnson… we’re coddling these guys too much. Yeah!
9:40 pm MSG
David Stern: ” with the 20th pich, the Charlotte Bobcats select PePe LePew, France
9:41 pm- Backseat of a Limo heading back to AC
MJ: “I think he’ll fit right in with our team concept.”
Larry Brown: “That reminds me, I was going to ask you. What exactly *is* our team concept?”
9:57 pm- Pay phone outside othe Taj
Larry Brown to Agent- “Can you see if the Sixers will let me have my job back”