Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday 06/19 A.M. Quickie:
NBA Draft, US Open, Stallworth, Dads

Perhaps because the US Open was rained out yesterday -- or perhaps because I love the NBA Draft and don't really care all that much about golf -- I led today's SN column with a we're-a-week-out Draft update.

Guess what: Blake Griffin is an afterthought. It's all about the point guards. By my count, you could have 6 PGs in the Top 10, with another two in the Top 15 or 20. Is it because the PG crop is that good? (The big men crop that bad?) Daryl Morey thinks the NBA is turning into a PG-driven league AND it's a particularly deep class.

(Interesting, as the Rockets have as their PGs... Aaron Brooks? Kyle Lowry? And the Lakers have no real PG. And the Cavs have no traditional PG -- don't need one, obviously, although Mo Williams IS a PG. And the Magic had Rafer Alston, not exactly a Lottery pick. And even the Celtics have Rondo, a freak and scouted before the draft as a dud.)

Anyway, the draft is a week away. Can't help but be excited.

There's a lot more in the column today -- actually, it was one of those days where I was WAY out in front on most mainstream media outlets on stuff like Dirk's interest in sole custody of his love-child (or hate-child) and I hadn't seen much on Mark Jackson to the T'wolves, beyond smaller sites. (Although it's leading HoopsHype, so there you go.)

Read the whole thing here. More later.

-- D.S.

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