Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The draft

Remember when people thought the Pistons were smart to get Darko Milicic instead of Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, or Carmelo Anthony because they won a title in 2004?

Can you imagine how good the Pistons would be if they had Bosh- he'd be the perfect fit. Good post-up game. Can shoot the mid-range jumper. High energy guy. Most people focus on 'Melo and Wade, but Bosh would have been worth one more ring (in 2005- when Detroit lost to the Spurs in 7 games in the NBA Finals) by matching up against Tim Duncan. Meanwhile the Heat "settled" for Wade- who is probably in Charles Barkley's 5.

So please remember that someone who is not Greg Oden or Kevin Durant in this next rookie class will lead his team to a title- possibly before Oden or Durant does.

1 comment:

mquigley said...

I cannot believe that the press is buying into this "the draft lottery is not working" nonsense. It is commonly mentioned that only four times in the last umpteen years has the worst team gotten the number 1 pick; this, apparently, is the rationale behind the need to change the draft. However, it is not commonly reported that the following "franchise players" were not number 1 overall picks (in fact, most weren't top 5) - D Wade, Melo, Bosh, Agent Zero, T Mac, Kobe, MarioNashAmire, Dirk, Boozer, D-Will, etc. So, I guess there is talent after the number 1 and 2 picks.