Summer Recap: NBA Draft
Seeing as training camp is just around the corner I have decided to do a series of posts that talk about the recap the summers events. In this post I am going to talk about the NBA Draft.
It was a very exciting June night for a select few of talented young basketball players around the world. June 27th marked the night of the NBA Draft
Kentucky sensation Anthony Davis was drafted first overall by the New Orleans Hornets. His teammate, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist went second to the Charlotte Bobcats, and Florida’s Bradley Beal was drafted third overall by the Washington Wizards. Along with the top three hopefuls there were also many other standouts in this very, very deep rookie class. For example, Damian Lilard out of Weber State has gotten the attention of all the scouts and showed in the Vegas summer league that he can flat-out score. Another player that played really well was New Orleans combo guard Austin Rivers. Rivers showed that he can score and play defense. Much like his father, Rivers is a tough guard who can make big plays when it counts. One guy that I really like is Royce White. I truly believe that he has the potential to be a LeBron like player. He can score, dribble, pass, rebound and is an excellent defender. He should have been drafted higher but his anxiety issues are a huge issue for most teams. Luckily for him, the Houston Rockets took a change, and at the 16th pick White was drafted. Another notable was Kansas sensation Thomas Robinson who all season was projected to go second overall, behind Davis, however, Robinson fell all the way to the fifth spot where the Sacramento Kings were lucky to grab him. Robinson will be a great fit in Sacramento. He and DeMarcus Cousins will make a great young front line. I am very excited to see what all of these players can do for their new teams.
This was one of the deepest draft classes in recent years, the next one I can think of, was the ’03 class of LeBron, Wade, Melo and Bosh. All of these players can play and they all have very, very bright futures. Look out NBA because here come the young guns!