The NBA Draft is tonight and for the first time in a looooooooooooooooooong time I don't have to care! The Hawks don't have a horse in this race because Phoenix got our pick as part of that Joe Johnson trade that seems like it happened 13 years ago. Seriously though, it shouldn't take 3 years to make good on a deal.
Most "draft prognosticators" (I don't wanna call them experts anymore because they are the same people who said Marvin Williams was the best player in the draft a few years ago) say Derrick Rose is going first to Chicago. Although Chicago clearly needs an inside presence, I think they lost faith in Beasley when he measured out just 3 inches shorter than what they had him listed as in college. I mean really, we all know athletes lie about their height all the time, but you can't give yourself 3 whole inches. That's just wrong. Just because he's barely 6"8 it doesn't mean he can't still play power forward in the NBA. Stranger things have happened.
I'm really interested to see where Chris Douglas Roberts and Jerryd Bayless end up for no other reason than the fact that they're cuties.
The only other reason I have to watch the draft is to see what everyone will be wearing. I'll probably do a best and worst dressed on Draft night blog.
Locked on Hawks podcast: Clippers recap and more
2 hours ago