NEW YORK, N. Y. -- LSU's Tyrus Thomas became the 12th player in school men's basketball history to be selected in the first round of the National Basketball Association draft here Wednesday night as the Portland Trailblazers made him the fourth pick of the evening at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden.
June 29, 2006
People don't watch TV during the summer because half of the great comedies have retired; the others just aren't compelling as reruns. But the great sleeper, aired once each June, is the NBA Draft. "Dry, boring and focused on a league I don't care about" - you say? Only because you haven't sat through the Draft with the Court Jester. Digesting his draft night diary, though, is the next best thing.
June 29, 2006
Was anyone else dizzy trying to keep track of who was going where who was being traded during the Wednesday night NBA Draft? When heads stopped spinning, it wasn't too difficult to sort out the potential winners and losers via the draft process. And the winners were . . .
Once each year, college basketball fans and NBA fans come together. The NBA Draft tonight at Madison Square Garden will be a bizarre one without high school players, given David Stern's new age-limit rule. So it's all college kids and foreigners on tap tonight. The Court Jester, who should be running half of these clubs, matches the needs, availability and foolery to predict tonight's first round.
The power forward spot for the 2006 NBA Draft is perhaps the deepest spot in the draft as underclassmen Tyrus Thomas of LSU and LaMarcus Aldridge from Texas along with foreign shooter Andrea Bargnani and Duke's Shelden Williams are being considered among the top six selections. The following is a look at the top 14prosepcts at the power forward position.
You don't neccessarily have to be a seven-footer who rarely strays from beyond the low post to be considered a "center" in the NBA these days. That philosophy in reflected in a list of the top post players that will be selected in Wednesday night's NBA Draft.
June 23, 2006