Posts Tagged ‘NBA Draft’

Now that I have given a snap-shot of the Eastern Conference, I will provide the same type of prediction in the same format for the West. To begin, in my opinion, I think the players that went to the teams in the Western Conference have more potential than their Eastern counterparts. Some are big names, some have a name to make for themselves, but I think the Western Conference may overtake the Eastern Conference – in player talent – in only a few years after more than a decade of Eastern Conference dominance. I say dominance, again, in terms of the players and talent in each conference; not necessarily team dominance because in that respect the fact of the matter is that the West has more Championships than the East during the course of this past decade. Without further adieu, here are the divisional previews.

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It would be an understatement to say that last night’s draft was dry and uninteresting; most of the players drafted went roughly where they were projected to go and – with the lack of talent entering the 2011 NBA Draft – there wasn’t much to get excited about to begin with. So, instead of focusing in on what went down last night I figured I would look forward; present an outlook and make some predictions for each conference – Eastern and Western. Which players are going to have an impact? Which of last year’s bottom-teer teams are looking to run their competition? How will each division shake out? These are all valid questions that we are all bound to be asking in the wake of any draft, so without further adieu…here we go – note that the predictions are not taking into account future injuries, trades, suspensions, etc.

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Now that I have established who I believe will be taken in the first ten picks of this year’s NBA Draft, I thought it would serve a justice to finish out the first round. This will give you all a chance to see some of the real prospects whom are NBA bound and how just one first pick by one single team can make the biggest difference of shaping how the league looks when the 2011-2012 season is cued up.

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The Month of June is coming to a close and not a lot of big-time sporting events are left; except for what should be a good ending to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. With that being said today on the East Side we are going to take a look at who, what, and where have been hot; and who really have not been so hot as the summer has begun.

Hot (Topic) : The Future of Golf – Now that Rory McIlroy has been crowned US Open Champion comparisons are started to be made between McIlroy and Tiger Woods. The Buzz is that McIlroy has now demonstrated that he can win despite the pressure – not of the players – of responding to his poor final back-nine at Augusta National Golf Course in April. With the struggles Tiger Woods has gone through, being the great golfer that he is, people are starting to question if Woods can ever be as dominant as he once was only a few years ago. The Topic is simply scorching because fans have so many different theory on which direction the game is headed and if Golf will transform into another type of system. A lot of questions may be answered starting on July 14 as golf will go to Royal St.Georges to decide the winner of the only major on European soil.

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As promised, with two days left until the draft, here are the last five picks that close out the top ten of my NBA Mock Draft. No question that when the next five teams are on the clock – Washington, Sacramento, Detroit, Charlotte, and Milwaukee in order – they will be under a substantial amount of pressure to make a pick that may become a franchise player. In my opinion, however, these teams are not in that type of position because, as far as NBA status goes, I believe the Top 5 Picks in my Mock Draft are greatly ahead of the talent, and skill level of those that will be taken in picks 6-10.

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