2014 NBA Draft

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.

About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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