Cousins also claims he'll have solid chemistry with Evans in Year 1. "He's part of the Cal family," Cousins said, meaning
Things worked out well for
Well, she got her wish. Gordon was taken at No. 9 by the team in the NBA's most wholesome, religious, small market -- the Utah Jazz. And he seemed pleased about it, too, fondly recalling how well he played at the Jazz's EnergySolutions Arena during Butler's run through the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight. "Hopefully," he said, "that can continue."
Maybe the Lakers can schedule an exhibition for him in Japan?
This is by far my most pointless post of the evening, but here's the deal on those strange, hipster-ish glasses worn by Clippers draftee
The Knicks finally joined the draft at No. 38 and No. 39, a reward for the 2,000 or so diehards who stuck around as the draft weaved into the second round. After chanting for
Funny holding-area scene: I was hanging with Kansas'
"I just got traded?" Aldrich said. His shock soon turned to excitement, when he considered the fact that Oklahoma City has former Big 12 foe
Because the deal was still in "proposed" state, Aldrich opted not to stop wearing his Hornets hat entirely. "We'll just go with it backwards for now," he said. "Rally-cap style."
Later, I caught Aldrich playing pop-a-shot, and then having a special moment with ex-teammate
Davis, the son of former NBA pro
Huge news breaking out of Boston tonight: NBA.com and TNT's
"I'm the best player in the draft," he said.
"That simple," I said.
"That simple," he said. "I'm a game-changer. I just believe I'm the best player, the best talent in the draft."
It didn't come off cocky. The 19-year-old was poised and calm as he said it. If Cousins and the Kings (he went No. 5 to Sacramento) are right about him, he and
I just talked to
The one certain thing about Johnson: He's wearing the best pants of the draft, by far. I took the shot at right from one of the press rows at MSG, during the annual group photo-pose. Wes' inspiration apparently came from Ralph Lauren. "I'm into fashion," he said. "I went to a Polo store in Chicago [during the draft combine] and got the idea there, and then had someone custom design it."
According to the Oregonian, Portland owner
Fraschilla was not as high on
When I ran into Aldrich tonight outside the Green Room area, there was no gap in his teeth. He had the prosthetic in -- he removed it for a half-second, just to show me -- and was browsing the Web on his cell phone, reading reactions to the plaid vest he wore at yesterday's media day. "They're saying either me or