and DAMMIT, the Beckster never lies!!!!!!
i've already named names on the old board for the uninformed, i'll do it again in about an hour, i'll list all 80 on the College forum, DAMMIT!!!!!!
Read it and learn something.
I think people come to a conclusion that it's a weak draft because there is LeBron James...no clear overall pick. But this draft might be the strongest in years, in terms of "overall" talent. You might not have that franchise player, but you might have a few Ron Artest, Gilbert Arenas and Josh Howard.
I support Augustine, but the guy isn't all that great. Dude has it in for me too. I used to live in the same apartment complex as him and when he was nursing a broken ankle, all he did was work at the front desk and guy gave me attitude and wierd stares. I have nothing but love for him (except that championship game) though. After watching him for most of his career I can say this. He's crazy athletic, plays with a lot of heart, and is a great teammate. But, he's not going to be a starter in this league unless he significantly improves. He has no post moves, is strictly a jump shooter (and I guess being a lefty jump shooter works in his favor), and needs to bulk up. He has height and he's athletic, so I guess somebody will pick him up.
Roger Powell is doing well. He was the rookie of the year for the CBA last year or something. Unanimous pick, and led all rookies in scoring and had the most points ever by a rookie or something like that. I'm happy for him. He's changed a lot in the last couple years, when he first came to the school he acted all tough like a punk kid. He once picked on my friend in the gym. But now he's a class act with the best heart around. Apologized before he graduated for being a dick. I like him and I hope he makes it to the league one day. I took a class with his girlfriend my freshman year. Girl is as nice as they come.
Luther is still my favorite Illini. I hope he gets the start for the Rockets next year or becomes a great 6th man. He's got the skills just give him time.
Dee's my guy. I hope he goes in the first! His game is awesome. If Devin Harris, Tony Parker can make it in the league as speedsters, then so can Dee! The only thing is his height, but now that the league is infatuated with small ball, I can only imagine he'll be better.
I thought there is 12 active players on each team, with 3 reserves.
I don't know much about this though, so I'll take your word for it.
Correct each team has between 12-15 players, however the CBA states that on avg. each team must keep 14 players, so at a min. nba teams must have a total of 420 guys on rosters at the start of the season. Dude was stating 360 but it's between 420-450.
TY for the correction. And now that that's settled, this draft is subpar and there is no way this class produces 80 future NBA players, especially when there are only 60 draft picks. God bless and good night.