Friday, June 25, 2010

06/25 Quickie: NBA Draft Mania

Well, it was a great Draft night if you are a Wizards fan (at least, with the No. 1 overall pick... not sure about the rest of the moves).

Tons and tons of NBA Draft follow-up in today's SN column:

*Best non-Wall pick: DeMarcus Cousins, who would be my pick to be Rookie of the Year, if Blake Griffin didn't appear to be a lock.

*Best Dressed (a Quickie tradition!): Wesley Johnson, obviously.

*Most intriguing picks: In the 1st round, Daniel Orton at No. 29 by the Magic, who can afford to bring him along slowly. In the 2nd round, Latavious Williams, the first prep-to-pro D-Leaguer drafted by the NBA.

*Schadenfreude for: Knicks fans, Lance Stephenson, Willie Warren. Stephenson should have gone straight to the D-League last year. Warren should have come out a year ago.

Of course, everything yesterday was framed around the free agency stuff: The Bulls got tons of new cap room. I'm stuck on this: This is all zero-sum. Someone's getting LeBron. Someone isn't. And the team that isn't is going to spend LeBron-sized money on non-LeBron talent.

More in today's column:

*Does Spain join Italy among World Cup chokers knocked out before the knock-out stage?

*Vlad! Break up the Rangers!

*Getting ready for US-Ghana tomorrow.

*That NBA Draft broadcast was uninspiring. The real action was on Twitter.

Tons more in the column. Check it out here. More later.

-- D.S.

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