Wednesday, May 24, 2006

stupidity, thy name is billy knight.

alright, kiddos. it's time for an nba / atlanta hawks update:

the playoffs have been amazing thus far. the league did a better job of expediting the early series, so they haven't dragged on quite so long. and the play has been fantastic. did anybody see cavs/wizards? pistons/cavs? suns/lakers? suns/clippers? and last but not certainly not least, mavericks/spurs? that was one of the best playoff series i've ever seen. i was really happy to see the mavs get the win, as i think dirk might have been branded with the "can't win the big one" label if they hadn't pulled it out.

the other big news is that the draft lottery was held yesterday; your hometown atlanta hawks will draft 5th. who will they draft? take a look at this, a new detailed prediction of the top 10 picks. great news there, apparently hawks GM billy knight has "no interest whatsoever" in drafting marcus williams. fantastic. the same genius who never gave a "serious look" at drafting chris paul last year is going to fuck up again. it's just as i've feared: mostly projected drafts have williams going in the 9-12 range, so the hawks wouldn't dare draft him at 5 (because then they wouldn't be getting enough "value"). but a true point guard is what they need. with all those athletes on the wing?!? hopefully knight will come to his senses over the next month and draft williams, who is one of only two players in this draft who could start for atlanta next year (the other being lamarcus aldridge, who will go in the top 2 picks for sure).

stay tuned for further update as draft day approaches.


Blogger Pineapple Colonoscopy said...

curious to hear your thoughts on the Iverson to Atlanta trade rumors, Mr. Huevos.

5/24/2006 1:57 PM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

i think it's a bad idea. if the hawks draft marcus williams, and then find some way to acquire a decent shot-blocker off the bench. i'm not asking for ben wallace, maybe just a second round pick of josh boone or the guy predicted here:

for more on him, see here:

5/24/2006 2:16 PM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

that is, if they did those things i think they could be a solid team.

oh, and if we could get a draft pick out of a sign-and-trade of al harrington, that would be great (please don't resign him).

5/24/2006 2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

da bulls would give them a lot for al harrington, the papers in chi have been talking him up all year. would they give the 2nd pick? i don't know, but they still have the knicks pick next year also.

5/25/2006 1:19 PM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

there is no way the bulls would part with the second overall pick for harrington; but they could conceivably give up their own first rounder, which is at 15 (and which might be good for a shot blocker like saer sene or hilton armstrong).

ghost, take a look at the second site linked in the above comment; it has a decent write-up on a few of next year's tar heels.

also your bulls are looking good: nice core group coming back, just needing a real post presence. and with the second overall pick and $15M in cap room, they can likely find one.

5/25/2006 1:51 PM  

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