I don’t know what David Stern was thinking, putting his hand up to his ear as the fans booed him at the draft. Egging on a fanbase like that isn’t a very good idea. And it doesn’t help when the league has been under scrutiny in recent years:
- Suspicion of a fixed NBA lottery
- Crooked referees
- Nixing a trade due to “basketball reasons”
- Forcing players to wear suits on the bench
- The lockout
He’s like Vince McMahon. He’s the boss that everyone hates but you have no other choice. Without Stern, there is no basketball, so in a sense, the fans need the man they hate. But as much as these fans love their ball, they hate the way the league is going.
I think what the Warriors have here is a player that’s a little similar to Dorell Wright, but I think this guy has a better jumper. Hopefully this is a great building block to a team that hopes to have a healthy Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut.
Wright’s future appears to be almost over and I am just hoping that the team is now going in the right direction. That is if there are no distractions.
#30: C Festus Ezeli – Raw talent, so hard to see where he’ll play out.
#35: F Draymond Green – Been watching him since his freshman year. Huge fan and he’s very talented.
#52: C Ognjen Kuzmic – Another center that needs to bulk up.
** Surprised that the team didn’t add a point guard to backup the oft-injured Stephen Curry.