Originally Posted by thekunk07
rubio would have been great on oklahoma city holy shit! knicks made a good pick
Originally Posted by Rambo
OK City whiffed on that pick. Rubio, Green, and Durant would have made one of the best backcourts in the league. And what the fuck was with Minnesota taking three point guards?
Rubio said publicly that he didn't want to play in OKC. I find the trades much more interesting than this year's draft. Griffin's career is now ruined by the Curse of the Clippers and Thabeet is the league's next Shawn Bradley. The Spurs and Magic just upgraded their teams in major ways through trades. In addition to the trade for Richard Jefferson, the Spurs got Dejaun Blair in the second round to cushion their loss of Oberto. IMO, Blair will be this year's Paul Milsap or Chris Smith, a vacuum cleaner on the boards. Jefferson can do a bit of everything. He's a bigger, stronger version of Sean Elliott (I guess I'm showing my age) and is a great fit in San Antonio. The Spurs could still use a legitimate center IMO, but they're much more competitive than last year. The Magic now have a player who can slash to the basket and score at will. They need a backup point guard after trading Alston, but the Magic really improved themselves with the trade for Vinsanity, even considering the lost of Turkoglu. I'm also not so down on the trade of Shaq to Cleveland as the ESPN talking heads were last night. IMO, Shaquille and Joe Smith make a serviceable 5-4 combo, as do Ilgauskas and Varejao. Shaq clogs the middle, while Smith shoots mid-range jumpers and the same is true if they play Varejao and Ilgauskas together. All while King James does his thing, Mo Williams shoots 3s, and Delonte West tries to defend shooting guards who have 3+ inches on him. If this is the Cavs' roster heading into the season, Green and/or Eyenga need to step up and provide some defense at the 2-3 positions. It's shaping up to be an interesting off-season and I'm already looking forward to next season(!). Edit: dopey, the Knicks are still moving together in the same direction. I predict a championship for them sometime within the next 40 years.