Carnival Of The NBA #45 – Final Draft

Carnival of the NBA #45 - Final Draft

  • If we are making a list of teams that seem to be done, the Celtics need to be near the top of the list. LOY’S PLACE understands that patience is a virtue, however, and hopes that the front office keeps the young core of talent who may have some chemistry with one another. plays GM and tells Danny Ainge who to select.
  • While we are on the subject of nicknames, With Malice relates NBA teams with popular old TV shows. I have always been scared of the thought of a Greg “Uncle Fester” Popovich lurking around.
  • And what about the Cavs? Cleveland shocked the world when they knocked out the Pistons in this year’s Eastern Conference Finals. Hogwild has some inside information regarding the Cavs’ secret weapon.
  • I rarely shocked the world as a kid, when I would attempt to draw Jewish stars and palm tress on my Etch A Sketch. shewda points out that there could possibly be someone more talented than me in this respect. Someone able to Etch A Sketch Lebron James.
  • The NBA season sure is over, but now comes the real fun. Who will get picked in the draft that you never have heard of before? thinks that you should pay attention to an Aussie named Sam Mackinnon.
  • The Timberwolves have been pretty active. They still have Garnett, but no longer have Mike James. He has been traded to the Rockets for journeyman, Juwan Howard. sees it as a step in the right direction. I Heart KG mentions that Mike James is just excited to wear #7, which is obviously G-d’s favorite number!
  • But back to the draft (the carnival is titled Final Draft for a reason). Daily Basketball has been compiling NBA Draft Previews written by some of the best bloggers on the net (including yours truly).
  • Posting and Toasting envisions the Knicks taking a guy named Almond from Rice University (mmmm…almonds and rice) or the cook who prepares such a dish…Daequan Cook, with the 23rd pick in the draft.
  • Passion and Pride hedges his mock drafting bets by making the 76ers possible picks into multiple choice possibilities. You had me going until you said Andre Iguodala is on the cusp of stardom.
  • And if you do not care about future players who will be drafted and are more interested in what current players are doing in the offseason, The Sports Hernia Blog has you covered. It is hard to believe that Kobe could possibly be contemplating passing.
  • Final (un-sponsored, non-affiliated) links that you should visit if you have a heart:
    • has been renovated and looks pretty.
    • is a new user-driven sports website where fans create user
      generated content in list form. Who doesn’t love lists?

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

15 replies on “Carnival Of The NBA #45 – Final Draft”

So I lost you when I said Iguodala was on the verge of becoming a star? It’s not so far fetched. Consider that he came out from Arizona as a sophomore and was never asked to do the things he did this year, and you can see why. If he stayed in school for all 4 years, this would have been his rookie season (and a pretty good one at that). The best comparison I can draw is another guy who came out as a sophomore, Atlanta’s Joe Johnson.


I believe in the other AI (Iggy)…I must not favor him as much because I had to hear my old roommate talk about how damn underrated he was every day.

Anyone who believes that Iguodala isn’t on the cusp of stardom needs to brush up on their basketball scouting.

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