I’m watching the NBA Draft.
It’s interesting. I love these kids and their enthusiasm. Andrew Wiggins, the first overall pick was really excited. Jabari Parker, the second pick was happy, to go to Milwaukee. Joel Embiid, after they told him to, showed a huge grin. This should be the greatest day of their professional lives to this point. They will be millionaires soon enough.
And for some of them, this will be the greatest day of their careers.
Let’s face it, the NBA isn’t a great place for developing players. Your chances of making an impact if you are a non-lottery pick, are slim. There are 150 starters in the NBA. There’s been roughly 600 draft picks over the past 10 years. I think that says it all.
The Kings just selected Nik Stauskas, a shooting guard, 8th overall. Didn’t they pick a shooting guard a couple of years ago named Jimmer Fredette? The handwriting is on the wall, and it says one short word: bust.