It was an interesting NBA draft to say the least. I really can’t quantify what is going to happen down the road, my crystal ball is in my wife’s bag along with all my other balls, and you just never know, but I read something on azcentral.com/sports about what the Suns said about Markieff Morris, their first round selection and the 13th pick overall and it got me thinking, what are they really trying to say?
I took the time to go around the NBA community and scour through the local papers to find what other teams were saying about their own first round picks, and what I think they really mean, so sit back and check out what your team really thought about their own selections.
What they said- “Love his intangibles,” Blanks said. “He’s tough. We have a team that is resilient, but he offers us a mental and a physical toughness that is almost impossible to quantify with numbers. He will be able to balance out our front line and offer us a toughness that is much-needed here.”
What they said- “We think Jan can play,” Coach Flip Saunders said. “We think he can come in right away, and he can be a guy that can be a rotation guy and can play for us. He’s a freak athlete. Maybe the greatest skill that he has — outside of kissing — is probably how hard he plays. He plays unbelievably hard. He’s got a high motor, and that goes along with how we played at the end of the year when we had success.”
“We didn’t think [Singleton] would be there at 18, so we didn’t think it was realistic, but that’s the way the draft goes,” Grunfeld said. “You never know. Everybody ranks their players a bit different, and we were fortunate enough to be able to get him down there.”
What they meant- Seriously? We got these two guys, two of the top players at their positions at the 6th and 18th pick in the draft? I love that people pass on talent for need so much in this league.
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