The draft last night was full of trades. It seemed like everytime I turned around there was another trade. In total there were 15 announced trades on draft night. Wow!
So what do I think about the draft last night?
Well, I am going to start things off by saying that at least my hometown Houston Rockets had a better draft than the Knicks. That isn’t saying much though. The Rockets can’t disclose what they are doing, but it sounds as if they will be getting Shane Battier from Memphis and be giving up Rudy Gay (who they picked eighth) and Stromile Swift. Needless to say the fans in Houston are generally not happy with this move. Rudy Gay has huge upside potential and this team needed to get younger and more athletic and instead they will be getting older and slower. That said Shane is a proven veteran and will give them some outside scoring, but I personally don’t like the deal. The Rockets made some people in Houston forget that the Texans passed on Vince Young and Reggie Bush.
I really liked what the Portland Trailblazers did on draft night. They managed to move some of their bloated contracts and pick up some quality players that will really help them rebuild this team.
Other teams that I thought had really good drafts are Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, and Minnesota.
Most teams seemed to get players that helped them in areas of need, with the exception of the New York Knicks who won the “what in the world???” award for the night.
That’s my take on last night’s draft, hope everyone has a happy fourth!