Let’s Take A Quick Break From Production and Talk About The NBA Draft

My apologies on the sporadic posting as of late, I’ve been in LA since last week doing my music industry 2-step, and well, that’s a pretty time-consuming thing….

But one thing that has been on my mind like crazy is the upcoming NBA Draft. Will the Bulls take Michael Beasley or will they take Derrick Rose? One on hand you’ve got a freak of nature who folks think can drop 20 and 10 every night while not get along with anyone else on the team, and on the other you’ve got a point guard who will be more than solid NBA player. ESPN is comparing Beasley to players like Glen Robinson and Derrick Coleman, which if you’re too young to remember any of these guys, is saying a whole lot about what type of careers they had. They put up incredible numbers but did nothing else.

The Miami Heat are picking at #2, and word on the street is that they’ve worked out OJ Mayo, and are highly interested in him, which is pretty interesting. Mayo and Wade in the backcourt? Mayo’s another guy who is said to have character problems, but he beasted in college and looks to be one of the most talented players in the draft. If Beasley is available and they take Mayo, that’d be a wrong move in my opinion.

Which leads me to the rumor I just read, which is that the Knicks are hot for Mayo, and because it’s looking like he won’t be available, they’re going to trade their #6 pick and Stephon Marbury for Shawn Marion. At which point I will breathe a sigh of relief because we’ll be free from the Marbury curse.

This guy Danilo Gallinari from Italy looks like an interesting player. They’re comparing him to Toni Kucoc, but if there’s one thing that has been evidenced in the past few years, particularly in the Celtics/Lakers finals series, it’s that European players come up short in the heart department come crunch time. Think the fact that half the Lakers team is European had nothing to do with them getting smashed by an all-black Celtics squad in game 6? Think again. Picking Gallinari might be the only move for teams picking in the top 5 (because let’s face it, the draft isn’t that deep), but it’s not going to be a team-saving scenario. Package that pick and get a better player elsewhere.

What are your predictions?

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  • northern california bay area

    bay area ya diggg…

  • thaFace

    Beasley is a Beast but working together is just as important…this aint And1 so his ass needs to learn how to play and get along with others, I wouldnt draft his ass either, Rose should be number 1

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Benicio Del Thoro

    Pistons are better than Boston and LA.

    We’ll be back in the finals next season.

  • Maddolies

    Yay Area Get Me Super Duper Hyphy! Yiiiii!

  • 6MillionDollarMan

    Beasley aint going 3.

  • render

    Disagree with the draft not bein deep. Gordon, Bayless, Jordan, Randolph and a gang of others all got the potential to be big players. This gotta be one of the deeper drafts in a while.

    Also gotta disagree on Beasley…ESPN doesn’t know what the fuck they’re talking about. Any attitude problem dude has to do with the fact that kansas state is a stank-ass team he had to carry on his back. No way he doesn’t go 1 or 2. His ceiling is even higher than Rose’s and Mayo really aint proved shit at USC. Kid has potential but who doesn’t.

  • FaMe

    I think it’s going to turn out something like this:

    1. Bulls – Rose
    2. Miami – Beasley
    3. Minnesota – Mayo
    4. Seattle – Brook Lopez
    5. Knicks (trade up for D. Lee) – J. Bayless

    Bayless is the smart pick for them but of course they probably won’t choose him. I’ve got a feeling that they’re going to get that European soft guy. They do all this talk about possibilities of drafting up and getting a big name every year then they never do it.

    Plus, every player the Knicks pass on always becomes a star. So, if they don’t get Bayless, Westbrook, or Gordon, they’re gonna become stars.

    Knicks Grade for Draft: D-
    Mark my words.


    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      you see that? bayless falls into the knicks’ laps and they take euro.

      i don’t like the start of this.


      for all your knicks/nba needs.

  • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

    the knicks BETTER fuckin make bayless happen.

    i’d even embrace that david lee deal to get #5 and #6. the possibilities then would be endless.

    y’all should check out my knicks/nba site i just reloaded. we got knick prospectus and we’re gonna have a pretty fun draft-day recap.

  • Bleed Black

    If Black have more heart WTF happened to Kobe in that Celtics series.

    He was whiter than white


  • John Brown

    With the 1st pick in the 2008 NBA draft, the Chicago BULLS select….

    Point Guard, from Memphis University D-ROSE!!!

  • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

    aaaaaand the knicks take danilo.