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NBA Draft Links Leading Up To The First Pick

Reminding all of you in the Chicago area to listen in on my interview with The Region Buzz Sports Show (1230AM WJOB) at 6 p.m. CST.  For everyone else, make sure to check it out when it is eventually posted up here.  Now on to the NBA Draft Day links:

  • Derrick Rose is going to Chicago.  The city of Chicago is already preparing for tomorow.  No link necessary.
  • Darren Rovell thinks that he has influence in the nickname department.  If so, then I think he should tell O.J. Mayo to heavily consider using the name, “The Mayo Clinic” [You Pick The Nickname For O.J. Mayo].  It is so damn goofy, that it may just work.  I am not sure that Nike will approve; however, after the company officially inked the one time Trojan to a 4-year deal.
  • Is Joe Alexander more marketable than Mr. Mayo?  He has the advantage of growing up in the Far East and being fluent in Mandarin.  He may be one of the few players in this draft actually hoping to get picked by the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • On second thought, maybe Joe is not as marketable in Milwaukee if this trade between the Bucks and Nets is true
  • Check out how Jerryd Bayless prepared for the big day.  He bought a black range rover with black rims and packed a light load for NY.  In the video, he is sporting a nice JB shirt with a Nike swoosh.  Is that a sign that he will be aligning himself with the Nike brand?
  • Lots of questions surrounding Trent Plaisted [Plaisted finishes workout routine with Jazz; now awaits Thursday’s draft].
  • The Pacers now have the 11th and 17th pick in the first round…if the speculation is true [Raptors call O’Neal trade “speculation”].

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.