Dear Toronto and Detroit, you have officially had your free agent pickups deemed a fail. I’m sorry but I’m having a devil of a time trying to decide which one of you has had a more disappointed season, though T.Dot is at least in contention for the playoffs. At the same spot they were in last year, and it only cost $53 million dollars and Chris Bosh’s guaranteed departure. Detroit is still sending Valentine’s Day cards to Chauncey Billups to get him to come back, while trying to ignore Rip Hamilton’s anger (and receding hair line). How I’m not a GM is beyond me.
Now that the college season is officially over, I’m looking forward to the upcoming draft in June. Unlike in years, past I think they’ll be some real wheeling and dealing within days of the lottery depending on the way it shakes out. This might be the first time that the #1 pick may go to a team with a player in the positions as good or better than the general consensus choice of John Wall. Hopefully, no one pulls a ‘Kahn‘ and stock piles young talent at the same spot and doesn’t make a trade. Actually, Minnesota might be the only team with future all star point talent that should draft Wall. Then they can finally trade Ricky Rubio’s rights to a team he wants to play for and get something in return for it.
Other than Evan Turner, I really can’t see a player that’s guaranteed to go to a team and make a definite positive impact. Nearly every projected big is still a work in progress, whether through skills (Favors, Whiteside, Davis) or attitude (Cousins, and uh Cousins). The dearth of game ready swingmen is a little disappointing, especially with All Star shooting guard spots being up fro grabs within a couple of years. Wesley Johnson’s going to find that 6’7″ 200lb forwards become After that, it’s a crap shoot.
About the only good thing that comes out of this year’s draft is that teams can look forward to some serious cap relief in 3 years. I can’t see too many of these guys staying in the league for long. It’s ’91 all over again.
I’m trying so hard to be positive dealing with my Achilles injury, but it’s beyond hard. Here I am at nearly 7 months post surgery and I still can’t jump off my leg or even sprint full bore yet. I’ve been trying my butt off (okay maybe not, with work and all) and have yet to see any satisfying results. “sigh“, I guess I just have to keep on trying. It’s so frustrating because I wanted to play in an adult basketball league this year and that’s not happening. Ugh, some days I don’t even want to leave my apt. I sure hope I’m able to be healthy and active by the summer, so I can at least shoot play ball at some courts around the city. Oh well, at least I’m not Greg Oden - poor guy.
Don’t say I don’t give you free stuff.
Sometimes the shoe is so much more than just balling.
Sometimes the performance is so much less than what you expect.
Sometimes it doesn’t even matter.
This shoe exemplifies all 3 statements.