I was watching the draft, and on the bottom, they have the ticker. Well, for the Pacers, their "team need" was athleticism, as they were the 5th slowest team in the NBA last year. I've got a question, how can that be? They were all-black, with nary a white man on the court for them all season. You'd think with all those super athletes, they'd at least be fast. No wonder the Pacers are such a dumpster fire; their black players aren't even athletic!
Edit: Just as I type this, TJ Leaf goes to the Pacers. Don't like him being the only white guy on the team.
Potential wild draft night. Newest rumors are the Knicks are thinking of trading Porzingis. On the surface that seems crazy. He probably has as much upside of any player in the NBA and his physical profile is off the charts. But does Porzingis, who I like a lot by the way, have what it takes from the neck up? There have been scores of guys with immense physical ability and skills who lack the proper mind set needed for winning basketball. He has not shown a great understanding of the game but some of that could be due to his youth and his team. He has also picked up the bad habit so many other NBA players have of being petulant by refusing to meet with the Knicks at the end of the season.
If this surprising trade took place another rumor has the Knicks picking Markkanen. Markkanen does not have the physical profile of Porzingis but after one year at Arizona he has shown a better grasp of the concept of winning basketball. Not to mention he is a great shooter. Perhaps a Dirk "lite" or better type of player.
I root as hard as anyone for the white players to succeed but I am not going to tippy toe around their weaknesses either because at the end of the day I desperately want to see them flourish and if a guy as talented as Porzingis can clean up his faults the sky is the limit.
On another note if Tyler Lydon slips to the 2nd round then you have to wonder who the hell was advicing him. Here is a SF/PF who was a possible lottery pick if he stayed in school one more season but in his haste for fame and money he might be costing himself. I hope he does get picked in the first round of course but it is not set in stone.
He has a max contract and is a known ball hog and malcontent. What team would want this potential locker room grenade, plus he isn't really interested in winning.Why don't the knicks dump carmelo anthony - he is the one who sucks. He has some of the best black privilege protection I have ever witnessed.
He has a max contract and is a known ball hog and malcontent. What team would want this potential locker room grenade, plus he isn't really interested in winning.
The "Melo Man" is only interested in furthering his brand name.