NBA Draft Day Excitement: Open Thread

Thursday, June 26, 2008

There's nothing else really going on in the Sports Media department so I'm just going take this spot to add any draft day items and post another mock draft. I have nothing to do but watch Soccer and count down to live-blog and the Bulls going on the clock.

Our First Item:

Yi to the Nets for Richard Jefferson!!!!

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed in principle to trade Yi Jianlian to the New Jersey Nets for Richard Jefferson, two league sources told

The Bucks also are sending Bobby Simmons to the Nets. He has $20.5 million left on a contract that expires in the summer of 2010, when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh could become free agents.
Well that's interesting isn't it? Add that to Jermaine O'Neal moving to the Raptors and we've got two pretty big moves. That doesn't mean that Toronto and Milwaukee aren't being idiotic for making these trades though. We're one step closer to LB23 coming to the East Coast.

Nets dealing Jefferson to Bucks for Yi (

Our Second Item:

Michael Beasley is considering pulling a prank on David Stern....

Our Third Item:

Unsubstantiated Rumors From ESPN.....

1. David Lee to Portland
2. Leandro Barbosa to Portland for Martell Webster, the No. 13 overall pick
3. Clippers and Sonics have agreed to swap picks as long as the Wolves take O.J. Mayo at No. 3
4. The Bobcatas looking to trade Adam Morrison

AA's Final Mock Draft:

1. Bulls- Derrick Rose, PG (Memphis)
2. Heat- Michael Beasley, F (Kansas State)
3. Wolves- OJ Mayo, PG/SG (USC)
4. Sonics- Brook Lopez, C (Stanford)
5. Grizzlies- Kevin Love, PF/C (UCLA)
6. Knicks- Eric Gordon, SG (Indiana)
7. Clippers- Russell Westbrook, PG/SG (UCLA)
8. Bucks- Joe Alexander, SF/PF (West Virginia)
9. Bobcats- Danilo Gallinari, SF (Italy)
10. Nets- Jerryd Bayless, PG/SG (Arizona)
11. Pacers- D.J. Augustin, PG (Texas)
12. Kings- Kosta Koufas, C (Ohio State)
13. Blazers- Anthony Randolph, SF/PF (LSU)
14. Warriors- DeAndre Jordan, C (Texas A&M)
15. Suns- Brandon Rush, SG (Kansas)
16. 76ers- Robin Lopez, C (Stanford)
17. Pacers- Mario Chalmers, PG (Kansas)
18. Wizards- Darrel Arthur, PF (Kansas)
19. Cavaliers- JJ Hickson, PF (NC State)
20. Charlotte- Roy Hibbert, C (Georgetown)
21. Nets- Donte Greene, SF/PF (Syracuse)
22. Magic- Courtney Lee, SG (Western Kentucky)
23. Jazz- JaVale McGee, PF (Nevada)
24. Sonics- Mareesse Speights, C (Florida)
25. Rockets- Ante Tomic, C (Croatia)
26. Spurs- Nicolas Batum, SF (France
27. Trail Blazers- Alexis Ajinca, PF/C (France)
28. Grizzlies- Jason Thompson, PF (Rider)
29. Pistons- DJ White, PF (Indiana)
30. Celtics- Chris Douglas-Roberts, SG (Memphis)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:29 PM


Or we're a step closer to Michael Redd being sent to Cleveland...

If the Bucks take Alexander or Gordon, that creates a bit of a logjam at the 2/3, no???

GMoney said...
Jun 26, 2008, 4:04:00 PM  

According to Seattle(No.4overall) plans to swap with the Clippers(No.7) if O.J. Mayo is drafted No.3. If he's not selected at No.3, the deal is off.

Ryan Drescher said...
Jun 26, 2008, 4:06:00 PM  

AA, am I the only one thinking ESPN is totally on drugs for letting Adrian Healey, and not Derek Rae, work with Andy Gray in the final?

TJX said...
Jun 26, 2008, 4:15:00 PM  

They've been together the whole Tournament though. They rarely break up teams like that. Both Rae and Healey are fine though.

Jun 26, 2008, 4:24:00 PM  

However, Rae worked with Gray twice and he has more experience than Healey with title matches.

TJX said...
Jun 26, 2008, 4:24:00 PM  

Spain vs. Germany in the final, anyone up for a live blog of that?

TJX said...
Jun 26, 2008, 4:30:00 PM  

NBA Draft thread, people, let's keep it that way.

GMoney said...
Jun 26, 2008, 5:36:00 PM  

This blog sucks....the mock draft is awful and there is too much ESPN bashing.

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Jun 26, 2008, 6:13:00 PM  

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TJX said...
Jun 26, 2008, 6:18:00 PM  

I agree Anon....just turrible.

Jun 26, 2008, 6:41:00 PM  

Hey AA, I'm of the mind that the Wizards are just spinning their wheels here. They're JUST good enough to make the playoffs year after year but nowhere near good enough to win a title. At the same time they're TOO good to get any decent draft picks but not good enough talent wise to make any helpful trades. It's what I'd like to call an "NBA Rut." What (if anything) do you think the Wiz can do in this draft to contend, or are we in for another painful season of mediocrity?

Lammy742 said...
Jun 26, 2008, 6:44:00 PM  

Or we're a step closer to Michael Redd being sent to Cleveland...

Will LeBron meet Michael Redd at the airport this time instead of Eric Snow?

Jun 26, 2008, 6:59:00 PM  

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