Thursday, June 28, 2007

Random Draft Observations

- Joakim Noah's 1970s-vintage suit and bow tie might be the highlight of the evening. Do you think he arrived at the Garden in a Pacer?

- Interesting deal between Golden State and Charlotte. Jason Richardson is the go-to scorer the Bobcats have been looking for since their inception. Brandan Wright makes the Warriors a little bigger, but no less athletic. That deal means the Bobcats are unlikely to pursue Rashard Lewis in free agency.

- The city of Seattle continues to represent with Roosevelt's Marcus Williams going to San Antonio early in the second round.

- If Portland, as has been rumored, acquires the Phoenix pick used on Spanish guard Rudy Fernandez, the Blazers will pull off an interesting double. Fernandez, when he comes to the NBA, will be part of the second NBA-WNBA brother-sister duo (his sister Marta, is a rookie starting point guard for the Los Angeles Sparks who scored 26 points last night). The other duo is Mfon Udoka and free-agent Blazers forward Ime Udoka.