Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summing up the prospects in six words

Photo by Flickr user tasty vu used under a Creative Commons license.

The NBA Draft is fast approaching, and despite my pledge to continue my tradition of live-blogging the night's festivities, I have yet to make anything resembling a preview post. So here we go, six words for each prospect ranked in the ESPN Top 30.

  • 1. Derrick Rose: Pretty indecisive for Jason Kidd's replacement

  • 2. Michael Beasley: The spitting image of Carmelo Anthony

  • 3. O.J. Mayo: Made biggest splash in high school

  • 4. Jerryd Bayless: Talented but does not win much

  • 5. Russell Westbrook: Hollinger lists him as a bust

  • 6. Danilo Gallinari: Better than both Bargnani and Bellinelli

  • 7. Kevin Love Taller, fatter version of Wes Unseld

  • 8. Joe Alexander: Someone is going to get Pittsnogle'd

  • 9. Eric Gordon: If only head were less fat

  • 10. D.J. Augustin: Solid point in a top-heavy class

  • 11. Brook Lopez: His nickname should probably be Batman

  • 12. Kosta Koufos: What the industry calls "a project"

  • 13. Brandon Rush: Senior in a sea of freshmen

  • 14. Anthony Randolph: Might have benefited from another year

  • 15. Darrell Arthur: Kansas could be this year’s Florida

  • 16. Marreese Speights: Filled big shoes after Horford, Noah

  • 17. Alexis Ajinca: Yi Jianlian without the holdout possibility

  • 18. Mario Chalmers: Comes in as ready as ever

  • 19. Robin Lopez: Overshadowed by both brother and girlfriend

  • 20. Donte Greene: Someone could get a steal here

  • 21. J. J. Hickson: Every team could use a bruiser

  • 22. Serge Ibaka: Don’t expect him to come over

  • 23. DeAndre Jordan: Top 5 talent. Motor, less so

  • 24. Roy Hibbert: Should have come out last year

  • 25. Nicolas Batum: French team probably pretty good now

  • 26. JaVale McGee: Wouldn't call him a "workout wonder"

  • 27. Chris Douglas-Roberts: Never lost at one-on-one

  • 28. Courtney Lee: Has range from pretty much anywhere

  • 29. Ante Tomic: Maybe this year’s Tiago Head Splitter

  • 30. D.J. White: Shorter than listed, but plays huge

    Remember to tune on Thursday as we liveblog the festivities because we are clearly more interesting than Skeets and KD.

  • 2 comments:

    Ryne Nelson said...

    Oh, wouldn't it be wonderful if Stephen A. was limited to only sixe words at a time!

    Loren said...

    Stephen A. only needs one, "HOWEVA"

    But yes, the world would be a better place.