Jovan Buha of SLAM on the 2012 Olympic squad: “Paul and Williams are both locks if they decide to re-up with Team USA. The third point guard spot is tricky, as Rose, Westbrook and Billups (his outside shooting and leadership would be huge assets) all merit consideration. When all is said and done, though, Rose is almost a lock to earn the third spot (I mean, it’s not like he’s the MVP or anything). If Paul or Williams drop out, expect Team USA to pick the younger and more athletic Westbrook (with Billups, Curry then Rondo in that order).”
Reggie Jackson clears the air about the promise: “I understand this whole promise thing and (the way) everybody looks at it. But draft night is crazy. If everybody knew the draft (beforehand) I don’t think people would show up to New York to watch it. I don’t think people would tune in to watch it…I had no idea where I was going just like the next guy.”
Doug Thomas of ChicagoNow on OKC’s potential future domination: “The only thing stopping OKC from dominating is the potential that finances will force them to break the team and the existence of the dominant teams listed above. However, it wouldn’t surprise me to see OKC win several titles over the next decade if they can keep their group together.”
John Karalis of the Crossover Chronicles casts the new Arrested Development movie with NBA characters: “Michael Bluth as Sam Presti: The prodigal son who is just trying to do right by his family and make the business successful. However, his family is hindering his progress everywhere he turns. Despite that, he soldiers on, ever the good guy (well, usually the good guy), and keeps making strides as he also tries to raise a young son. Sam might not find as many obstacles as Michael Bluth does, but he fits the mold.”
FIBA cleared NBA players to go overseas meaning all of KD’s 50-50 talk can now actually happen.
The union and league are meeting today. Cross your fingers.
KD with a short but sweet message: “Clay Davis(the wire)>Ari Gold(Entourage).”
Arturo Galletti of Wages of Wins on who kills their team most: “If I tabulate the results of this exercise we get 134 names with 31 repeat offenders.The list includes some surprising names. Stars like Kevin Durant and James Worthy make cameos either early or late in their respective careers. However, this shouldn’t surprise longtime readers of this space as they are very familiar with the idea that too young or too old means less productive.”