Trevor and I chatted during the NBA Draft. It includes our predictions as things progressed as well as additional commentary. For the record, Trevor is “me”.
5:32 PM Jimmy: I’m trying to get it up but I pick Irving for the Cavs if I’m not there in time
5:34 PM me: your first 5 was what my plan B looks like
Jimmy: who do you have for Minnesota?
5:45 PM I have Williams
Jimmy: This is where it gets interesting
i wonder if they’ll flip Williams now for a vet
no one believed it when they said they were picking Kanter
Jimmy: I think they should. They need a veteran backcourt player
5:47 PM me: agreed, plus people are saying he’s more of a 4 and they already have Love
5:47 PM Jimmy: Yep. Some think he can play the 3 but I don’t see it. It takes him a long time to shoot a jumper
5:48 PM For the Jazz, I wasn’t sold on Knight for a long time, but he started growing on me and now they’re talking about drafting another Memo
5:49 PM Jimmy: I don’t think Knight is worth a #3 pick but I could be wrong
I think they should go with Kanter. There are enough point guards in this draft who are similar to Knight
Jimmy: How many times are we going to hear people say they are here because they are a hard worker?
5:50 PM me: Nice pick, you must be a hard worker.
5:51 PM me: That’s true. Plus they have some room cleared up with their current situation
5:51 PM Too bad Jimmer won’t be on the board at 12 anymore
5:53 PM Jimmy: I’m glad. Playing for Utah would bring too many expectation for the Jimmer
Why do they cheer in the draft room? Aren’t they the only ones who aren’t surprised?
me: I was thinking the same thing
I’m not sold on Sactown for Jimmer though
5:54 PM I just don’t like the team, plus Evans is a shooting guard
Since they traded their PG is Jimmer going to start at point?
5:53 PM Jimmy: why are you not sold on Sacramento for Jimmer?
5:55 PM Jimmy: I kind of like the fact that Evans and Jimmer are both combo guards. They can both play at the same time and play with matchups
Jimmy: haha. Van Gundy just mentioned the clapping
me: Will Jimmer start in SAC? Did you hear the Jazz tried to trade with the Pistons? Maybe they wanted to move up for the Jimmer.
Jimmy: I don’t think he would
5:57 PM me: I lost all the windows I had opened!
5:58 PM Jimmy: my internet just froze but I think the cavs just picked Tristan Thompson
me: they took Thompson?! That messes everything up
5:59 PM I think that makes it more likely DET trades with HOU so they can take Morris (Markkief?).
6:01 PM me: I now think Knight will go to Raptors
Jimmy: I thought the cavs said they were definitely taking that other euro big guy
I do too
me: Washington will take Jan Vesely. me: Dumars said he’s got the green light to take Jonas if their other picks aren’t there
6:02 PM CHA will take Bismack
Jimmy: oof- Valanciunas to Toronto
Jimmy: They like the Euro centers
6:03 PM me: Yeah, but I thought they’d stay away from it this time not to tick of the fans
6:04 PM Jimmy: I may start turning the volume off during player interviews.
6:05 PM me: You don’t find this informative?
6:06 PM Jimmy: I guess I learned that he moves fast
me: I also thought the Raptors were going to go with defense, but I have heard Jonas may turn out to be the best player in the draft
6:07 PM Jimmy: I still think the Wizards take Leonard
me: I think they’re taking Vesely, but I like Leonard
Jimmy: rats… Vessely
that was an awkward kiss
me: Oh, I think I’m a little behind
6:08 PM Jimmy: They are saying he is a future dunk contest champion. Another Nate Robinson?
6:09 PM me: except over a foot taller
Jimmy: Being a dunk contest champion shouldn’t be confused with MVP
me: Not at all. There are a lot of good looking Czech models
6:10 PM Jimmy: I like your Biyombo pick for Charlotte
me: Either way he’s likely a step above whoever the Wiz have playing SF. Rashard Lweis?
6:11 PM Jimmy: They may take Knight though
me: True, they really need a PG but they can take one at 9
Jimmy: Good one
me: if they wait for BB he’ll likely be gone
6:12 PM Jimmy: They like DJ Augustine at point guard but they should still try to get better
me: For sure. Are you ready for another insightful interview?
6:13 PM Jimmy: ha. 4 foreign guys already
me: I hope he sounds like Mutombo
Jimmy: What does that say about the draft when a guy with absolutely no offensive ability goes #7?
6:14 PM me: What does it say for the Bobcats’ other PFs?
Jimmy: Shouldn’t he be wearing a bobcats hat?
me: I guess the trade isn’t finalized?
6:16 PM Jimmy: who do you have for the Pistons, Trevor?
me: I guess Knight
Jimmy: Don’t they have to take Knight now?
me: but I think they want to go big
6:17 PM They could still trade and allow Houston to move up and get two picks later
6:18 PM Jimmy: Hmm. He doesn’t look too happy. never a good sign. maybe that’s the style
me: Well he was supposed to be 3. I wouldn’t want to go to the Pistons right now either
6:19 PM Pistons don’t really need MORE combo guards
If he doesn’t get a lot of steals why is that the highlight they show?
6:20 PM Jimmy: I think I learned more from the foreign player interviews
6:21 PM me: He just said this isn’t really Charlotte’s pick? Wrong.
6:22 PM Jimmy: they are a little confused. Who does Charlotte take?
6:23 PM me: I would take Leonard but they could go for Walker. I say Leonard
Jimmy: I say Leonard too. Your first 8 picks are all gone
6:24 PM Walker is probably the right pick
6:25 PM me: Yeah, I mean they’ve got Maggette to hold down the fort at SF which is reassuring…
6:26 PM I think Walker may be a little too small for the NBA though
He really didn’t shoot that great in college
me: It seems to me he should be a good backup
6:27 PM Jimmy: I agree
Guess what? He just said he is a hard worker
me: him too?!
Plus he has a big heart!
6:28 PM Jimmy: Jimmer time
me: I think we all agree on that
6:29 PM Jimmy: woohoooooooo
me: I think we see 3 SGs (counting Jimmer)
Jimmy: I got nervous when they announce the Bucks
Does that little jingle they do at the beginning sound like the Harry Potter music to you?
6:31 PM me: It’s because magic is happening tonight
me: it’s the best I could do
6:32 PM Jimmy: Who’s next. Klay Thompson or Alec Burks?
me: GS loves Klay
6:33 PM I bet Jimmer and Cousins will probably hang out a lot off the court. I think they have a lot in common.
Jimmy: haha. Maybe Cousins will like TJ’s rap music
6:35 PM me: Who are you taking here?
me: By the way, we’re tied right now.
6:36 PM Jimmy: It seems like you are killing me
6:37 PM me: I would be if I had gone with my plan B with the Jazz taking Kanter
6:38 PM I say Burks here
Jimmy: The Jazz may get a steal with Burks. I’m high on him
me: but I wouldn’t be too disappointed with Leonard or Singleton
Jimmy: I’d be disappointed with Leonard
6:39 PM me: they need some defense to replace AK, but I think they should go Burks
6:40 PM I love Sports Center commercials
Jimmy: they really are awesome
6:41 PM I still can’t believe Tristan Thompson went so high
maybe that had something to do with both of our internet connections locking up
me: Hollinger scored him high
6:43 PM Jimmy: This next pick is a tough one
me: I’m glad the Jazz didn’t have to worry about drafting the Jimmer
I have to stick with my original pick of Leonard, but I really have no idea
6:44 PM Jimmy: I think they should take Singleton. Get a defender for once
I can definitely see them taking Leonard though
me: They do need help on d
Jimmy: He gives them that needed toughness
me: Singleton is probably the better pick
6:45 PM because they need some scoring
Is it just me, or does “hand down, man down” make no sense at all?
Jimmy: Singleton won’t be much of a scorer either though
and yeah that makes no sense, but you don’t need to make sense if it rhymes
6:46 PM me: anything sounds good sitting next to Van Gundy
What are the chances they don’t trade Ellis now?…this year
Jimmy: They should do everything they can to trade him
He is a good player on a bad team or a headache on a good team
6:48 PM me: Markieff Morris???!!!
6:49 PM Maybe the suns really like the lesser brothers
They should trade for Marc Gasol
me: they take all the lesser twins
Marc isn’t the lesser anymore
I think he’s supposed to be the defender though
Jimmy: The commentators are struggling with this
me: They didn’t have notes on him yet
6:50 PM I think Houston likes Marcus
maybe PHX was being polite or they made a secret deal
6:51 PM Jimmy: I hope Houston takes Marcus. Although he reminds me too much of Drew Gooden
Jimmy: I can’t handle these interviews
me: I think they’ll take him
How do they expect these guys to answer questions like that?
6:52 PM Jimmy: That’s true. These questions are horrible
How did you get here? There is only one answer for that
6:53 PM I think it is smart that Leonard has dropped a lot
He was projected to go high because he has big hands. But not much else…
6:56 PM good pick
me: I’ll say
6:57 PM Who does Indiana take? They need help at PF and have shopped their wings a bit too
Jimmy: I had them taking Chris Singleton originally and I stand by it
6:58 PM Although for the 10th time, They may take Leonard
me: That’s a good pick
Morris said he wanted to play for Houston a minute ago, why’s that? maybe because their the next team drafting
Jimmy: He said they don’t have a scorer at forward
Jimmy: Not the best way to make friends with teammates
7:25 PM me: Wow, I missed a lot
7:59 PM Did you see that Ron Artest wants to legally change his name to Metta World Peace?
me: Yeah, he’s crazy