With the conclusion of the ever-fascinating NBA Finals, the next stage of the NBA season is quickly approaching–draft time.
I love the NBA Draft. It’s really inexplicable how much I actually love it, I don’t watch a ton of college hoops outside of my Hokies/in March. But for whatever reason, it consumes my thoughts for at least a week (usually longer if not for the strike shortened season).
After what seemed like the longest set of playoffs of all time, we are set with the only finals matchup that matters.
San Antonio or Boston would’ve made a nice story and it’s always fun to root against the Lakers, but anyone working for the NBA knows that this is the series that the public wanted and the league needed.
Also just kidding, there’s nothing particularly dead about the United States Men’s Basketball team for the 2012 Olympics in London…they’ve just had a little setback. With the loss of Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose, two absolute locks to make the team, to injury, Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski are going to have to get creative.
Let’s take a look at the preliminary finalist roster, position by position, and see what kind of 12-man roster we should be seeing in London. Continue reading →