Saturday, June 9, 2007
Keeping It Real: Wizard's Draft PT II
I just put down a good book about a travelling baseball team featuring a sasquatch, a couple faeries, a wererat and some human children facing off against Coyote, the trickster god of Indian mythos, and his band of players, with the fate of the universes at stake. SUMMERLANDS by Michael Chabon. My favorite part was the faerie princess imprisoned for decades for the crime of...introducing the designated hitter rule. Now if only we could recover the human baby stolen from the crib of Peter Angelos and usurp the rule of the Goblin King of Balmer...
Speaking of speculative fiction: Jamison for Garnett. A 32-year-old marginal all-star for a Hall-of-Famer. Nuff said.
Now, if the Wiz could trade Jamison and pick #16 this year and our first rounder next year for Jermaine O'Neal, I'd jump all over that. You are never going to get value like O'Neal at #16 in the coming years -- and the Wizards shouldn't draft higher than 16 in the coming years. But it does have the whiff of fantasy, too. Would you trade O'Neal for Jamison? Unfortunately, a Bynum/Odom deal with the Lakers seems a better bet for the Pacers.
Here is a nugget retrieved from the depths of the interweb:
A poll of NBA GMs --
Who is the best international player NOT in the NBA?
JUAN CARLOS NAVARRO
Others receiving votes: Marco Belinelli, Rudy Fernandez, Robertas Javtokas, Ricky Rubio
Discuss amongst yourselves.