Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
Ben Simmons was taken first overall to Philadelphia. Our boy Jalen Rose is on the expert panel, and compared him to Grant Hill.
Brandon Ingram second to Lakers. No surprises yet.
http://ifirstrowus.eu/watch/444714/3/watch--nba-the-nba-draft-2016.html That's the stream I'm watching from, if you need it. God rest your soul if you don't use adblocker.
Caris named as the Medical-Red-Flag Scare guy in their categorized Top Five Sleepers:
If LeVert hadn’t broken his foot twice and endured other leg injuries in college, he would be a top-20 lock. He’s got everything a wing in the modern NBA needs: shooting (a career 40.1 percent shooter from 3), playmaking (4.9 assists per game), scoring (16.5 points per game), rebounding (5.3 boards per game), and the length (6-foot-10 wingspan) to guard multiple positions. He reminds me a lot of Khris Middleton, another long wing with a good IQ who slipped into the second round because of injury concerns. Whether or not LeVert can stay healthy at the next level, I have no idea. There will come a point pretty early in the second round when he becomes worth the gamble, though.
Am I the only one "working" today? This is great. Caris writes about his early challenges, overcoming adversity, ending up a Wolverine, and why he's ready to work in the NBA.
Dear NBA GMs: My name is Caris LeVert. I’m a six-foot-seven point-slash-shooting guard from Pickerington, Ohio, via the University of Michigan, and there are some things that you should know about me.
You probably heard that I hurt my foot a few months ago. It’s all anyone talks about when my name comes up at this point. There was a surgery, and, for a while, a walking boot. I was the guy on crutches at the combine. And since I had some foot issues earlier in my college career, doubters have come out in droves.
Now lots of people are asking whether I can come back and be the player I was before, whether I’m tough enough to pick myself up and be resilient in the face of adversity. It’s a strange thing for me to hear, honestly, because I know all about adversity and resiliency. I learned about those things at a young age. Had to. Didn’t have a choice.
Not necessarily fan of Cleveland, but I just can't get over this commercial by Nike.