Considering their season and needs, the Golden State Warriors won the Draft selecting high character guys who fill the box score and play defense; alongside David Lee and Stephen Curry, the Warriors can be experience and a veteran away from contention. Memphis gets a positive honorable mention with their late Tony Wroten selection, certified sleeper. On the other end, the Sacramento Kings trapped Thomas Robinson with their hodgepodge of promising players from previous drafts, destined to toil away putting up big numbers on a bad team until he can escape through free agency. Cleveland gets a negative honorable mention with their early Dion Waiters selection, his interview caused other General Managers to applaud.Without further ado, my 2012 NBA Draft notes in reverse order.
#nbadraft @miamiheat trade Arnett Moultree, who I liked for them, to @sixers for future picks … Champions should know what they’re doing.
#nbadraft @warriors select Festus Ezell with the thirtieth pick, like his STRENGTH, that rounds out the first round; that’s all folks
#nbadraft @chicagobulls select Marquis Teague with the twenty ninth pick, better than his older brother Jeff Teague already, that is all.
#nbadraft Perry Jones III interview points, no eye contact, and chewing gum made him mutter, his agent didn’t prepare him properly.
#nbadraft @okcthunder select Perry Jones III with the twenty eighth pick, made of college all stars from top to bottom #win @nadruoj88
#nbadraft @miamiheat select Arnett Moultrie with the twenty seventh pick, 6’10 athlete that averaged a double double #win
#nbadraft @pacers select Miles Plumlee with the twenty sixth pick, terrible pick because he’s not @nba ready, that is all
#nbadraft @memgrizz select Tony Wroten Junior with the twenty fifth pick, 6’6 point guard plays defense and has court vision? #win #rondo
#nbadraft @memgrizz trade rumors, would definitely trade Rudy Gay straight up for Andre Iguodala if I were Memphis…
#nbadraft was about to comment on Perry Jones falling too far, and no one mentioned my other sleeper Draymond Green, @memgrizz are fortunate
#nbadraft @cavs select Jared Cunningham with the twenty fourth pick, for @dallasmavs, looks or plays smaller than listed 6’5
#nbadraft @espn showed the @bobcats roster, worst team in @nba history right there, no one will know any of those players in two years.
#nbadraft @atlanta_hawks select John Jenkins with the twenty third pick, has been called the best shooter available.
#nbadraft @celtics select Fab Melo with the twenty second pick, a seven footer who averages less than six boards per game…
#nbadraft listening to @espn Bilas describe Jared Sullinger involves more *he cannot* than anything else, besides a 6’9 basketball player.
#nbadraft @celtics select Jared Sullinger with the twenty first pick, YES! YES! YES! @sportsguy33 can’t wait to make excuses.
#nbadraft @sportsguy33 will collapse in agony if the @celtics take Jared Sullinger, let’s make it happen.
#nbadraft @denvernuggets select Evan Fournier with the twentieth pick, his ENTIRE highlight tape looks like a staged @nike commercial
#nbadraft @orlando_magic select Andrew Nicholson with the nineteenth pick, like his drive, hope he fills in. *high five* Canada
#nbadraft @dallasmavs send Tyler Zeller to @cavs for the 24th, 33rd, and 34th pick, Cavaliers with Barnes over Waiters would win round one
#nbadraft @houstonrockets select Terrence Jones with the eighteenth pick, best overall first round grade with Jeremy Lamb and Royce White
#nbadraft what’s with the @espn @nba ladder commercial theme?
#nbadraft @dallasmavs select Tyler Zeller with the seventeenth pick, highly skilled big, hits the boards, runs the floor, problem?
#nbadraft @houstonrockets select Royce White with the sixteenth pick, sleeper favorite of mine, @sixers will regret passing him
#nbadraft @sixers select Maurice Harkless with the fifteen pick, it’s whatever, Evan Turner is the future, needed another BIG.
#nbadraft @bucks select John Henson with the fourteenth pick, guaranteeing Tyler Zeller will be a star … Bilas said, Kruger @sportsguy33
#nbadraft @phoenixsuns select Kendall Marshall with the thirteenth pick, we may see unprecedented defenselessness #bust
#nbadraft Chris Broussard suddenly acquired a lisp, he also feels Jeremy Lamb will find the wrong side of an @nba poster early next season.
#nbadraft @houstonrockets pick Jeremy Lamb with the twelfth pick … suit > game
#nbadraft Meyers Leonard … Shawn Bradley
#nbadraft @pdxtrailblazers pick Meyers Leonard with the eleventh pick, Lamarcus Aldridge looks forward to free agency
#nbadraft between that white dress and her volleyball background, Callie Rivers leads the *Best Looking Family Member* nomination so far
#nbadraft @hornets select Austin Rivers with the tenth pick, Eric Gordon just left New Orleans.
#nbadraft to be fair about Andre Drummond, lock him in a room with Bill Russell, Bill Russell footage, and a court w/ weights; he’ll be okay
#nbadraft @detroitpistons select Andre Drummond with the ninth pick, mediocrity in Detroit continues, Kwame 2.0 just looks happy to be there
#nbadraft @detroitpistons Andre Drummond is their perfect fit, they deserve annual busts after choosing Darko over Carmelo years ago
#nbadraft @raptors select Terrence Ross with the eighth pick, even David Stern laughed, then every commentator said *not a bad pick* #BAD
#nbadraft @raptors as a Canadian, I am personally ashamed of our sole @nba franchise, their pick is guaranteed TERRIBLE
#nbadraft @warriors select Harrison Barnes with the seventh pick, best selection available, thought Andre Drummond made sense here.
#nbadraft Damian Lillard just threw Gary Payton under the bus, may his teammates be weary
#nbadraft @pdxtrailblazers select Damiam Lillard with the sixth pick, heard this selection all day, guess Raymond Felton is done there.
#nbadraft @sacramentokings pick Thomas Robinson with the fifth pick, he will need to bring a strong personality to change a perennial loser
#nbadraft @sacramentokings where young talent goes to flounder and prepare for a critical role on a contender through free agency.
#nbadraft Thomas Robinson continues to fall, every team that passed him by will feel that chip on his shoulder.
#nbadraft @cavs select Dion Waiters with the fourth pick, drafting for need here, filling holes
#nbadraft @cavs struck gold with Kyrie Irving last draft, struck out with Tristan Thompson, looking forward to their selection.
#nbadraft @washwizards pick Bradley Beal with the third pick, expected as much, shooter complements a team without a shot
#nbadraft @bobcats select Michael Kidd Gilchrist with the second pick, straight from my star potential list.
#nbadraft fully expect the @hornets to draft Anthony Davis’ teammate Terrence Jones with the tenth pick, transition with talent and comfort.
#nbadraft Anthony Davis is Serge Ibaka scary around the rim, then he starts blocking your three point shooters and the nightmare begins.
#nbadraft @nba @hornets first pick will be Anthony Davis, tell your naive friends you’re a psychic
#nbadraft @nba David Stern is @wwe Ric Flair
#nbadraft Preliminary @nba Bust Potential List / Andre Drummond, Austin Rivers, Kendall Marshall…
#nbadraft Preliminary @nba Role Player Potential List / Tyler Zeller, Harrison Barnes, Bradley Beal…
#nbadraft Preliminary @nba Star Potential List / Anthony Davis, Thomas Robinson, Michael Kidd Gilchrist…
G4 coverage was unnecessary, whoever took a 3 – 1 series lead would inevitably close out at home. Last year the Thunder were my choice to win it all this year, then the season began tailor made for the Heat, and two weeks ago the Spurs were suddenly my predominant choice. Ultimately, I chose the Miami Heat to win this series, and I really didn’t want Durant to have this loss on his resume; alas, what follows are my game notes in reverse order.
#nbafinals @miamiheat may not have beaten the world, but I will respect their claim as world champions until USA loses another world tournament
#nbafinals G5 final @miamiheat 121 / @okcthunder 106
#nbafinals no doubt, Lebron James is the Finals MVP, one more and he historically puts Kobe Bryant in his rear view
#nbafinals garbage time resembles the @nba development league showcase
#nbafinals Eddy Curry will receive an NBA Championship ring, the shame…
No joke, may watch Nashville on @abc, always intrigued by the makings of an original drama
@Jaxn_CEO Kevin Durant is a great scorer. Not defender, not passer, not leader. Retweeted by Jorene Rene
#nbafinals @miamiheat up twenty six with a minute left in the third, tuning out for a bit, unlike @okcthunder, to be productive
#nbafinals new G5 catchphrase, @miamiheat blocks Westbrook!
#nbafinals when Bosh shoots imaginary bullets your way after knocking down a three pointer, then takes a foul on the other end #gameover
#nbafinals @miamiheat up nineteen with four minutes left in the third, @okcthunder making off-season plans
#nbafinals Van Gundy and I are looking to each other wondering about these calls, let them play ball refs
#nbafinals last @okcthunder possession ended with Sefalosha to Ibaka for the shot #losing
#nbafinals lead down to five, lead up to eleven, @miamiheat lead remains the constant
#nbafinals play resumes with a three from Durant, commentators immediately suggest a comeback… #unnecessary
#nbafinals G5 half @miamiheat 59 / @okcthunder 49
Sneaker commercials are the worst, random numbers that may or may not be statistics, and comical graphics with a catch phrase #gameon
#nbafinals we’re finally calling moving screens on Perkins? He almost carried Chalmers out to mid-court on the last possession.
@brittquita Mike Miller is already back from the dead, any performance is already astounding for him
#nbafinals these James Harden bailouts and flops are doing nothing to counter his memorable backdrop to Kobe’s summer game winner
#nbafinals @miamiheat up seventeen following a run of three pointers and excellent defense
#nbafinals Bosh is making a bid for best big man in this game, at least for the night, Serge Ibaka had that title locked up until now.
#nbafinals @miamiheat Bosh is playing like a big man tonight, Wade is scoring from mid-range, Lebron is playing lock down defense #winners
#nbafinals Kevin Durant can’t buy a basket, Lebron James won’t sell him one.
#nbafinals G5 Q1 @miamiheat 31 / @okcthunder 26
#nbafinals Durant pulled off a Tracey McGrady poster to end the quarter… poor Tracey McGrady, getting backhanded compliments.
#nbafinals if Norris Cole makes the post game podium wearing a ridiculous outfit with that haircut, then @tumblr may explode.
#nbafinals know how I can tell these players don’t play street ball? We don’t give up on the foul, no and ones, and they wouldn’t even count
#nbafinals not proud or ashamed to admit this, early during the season I had suggested Norris Cole would win Rookie of the Year…
Just watched a Spanish language @ford commercial with captions during an #nbafinals break, couldn’t be prouder of our progress.
Advance tickets are on sale for The Dark Knight Rises, which isn’t in theaters until July 20th, what has the world come to?
#nbafinals Chris Bosh is playing like a big third, the lower third, a third nonetheless.
#nbafinals why is Kevin Durant guarding Mario Chalmers? Another reason to give Lebron the ultimate respect, he steps up on both ends.
#nbafinals Lebron James, coast to coast, and the foul… like it’s already raining @miamiheat confetti
@Jaxn_CEO and master flopper James Harden hasn’t even entered yet, the court is about to get damp
#nbafinals alley layup for Dwyane Wade, he’s not the same from even a year ago, effective just the same.
#nbafinals remember when Mario Chalmers was busted for smoking pot right after he was drafted? Now he’s Super Mario #high
#nbafinals we’ve officially come to expect every Shane Battier shot to drop, not unreasonable following his play this series.
#nbafinals already see the @okcthunder strategy, get Durant started early, except Durant is not a killer, or a point guard #turnover
#nbafinals Kevin Durant leads @okcthunder in talent, Russell Westbrook has lead by example, stop disrespecting that man.
My father was allegedly a soccer savant in his heyday, despite the lack of recorded evidence, his good posture and trim suits have historically swayed belief surrounding fitness in his favor. In my twenty odd years of life, I cannot recall my father ever participating in a physically strenuous activity, much less exercise; therein lies how he thoroughly impressed me.
After weeks of expressing a desire to buy sneakers, only to repeatedly reject the notion of actually doing so, we finally went to Modells and bought him a pair of yellow and gray Nikes. After loosely browsing through sweat pants and track shirts, my father confirmed that he already owned proper exercise attire.
Quick side tangent, the Modells employee who assisted us attempted to guess my age, started with 19, then 23, then 25; she made a not so young man’s day.