Monday, June 27, 2005

6/27- Draft News



With Less than a day to go before the draft things are really starting to shake up:

Andrew Bynum C High School- His stock seems to be soaring at the moment, a week ago he was considered a late first rounder now he's a lottery pick. Portland seems to be the team that wants him so a potential trade is coming soon. Lakers are interested in Portland's #3 pick as well as Bynum. Whoever takes Portland's #3 pick will also have to take Ruben Patterson or Damon Stoudamire.

One rumor that was shot down was New Orleans sending Jamal Magloire to Toronto for both of thier first rounders #7 & #16. Toronto is willing to part with one of those picks, not both. Deal is dead.

Golden State has made Mike Dunleavy available in order to try to move down a few slots on draft night. Reason being is that they are sold on Channing Frye and think he will go to the Knicks one pick ahead of them.

Francisco Garcia F Louisville- Garcia has really flown under the radar during the offseason but now he may slide to Indiana or Sacramento with thier respective picks. Both teams are looking for a outside presense that can spread the floor.

Roko Ukic PG Croatia- Seems to be a lot of speculation regarding Roko going to the Celtics at #18 overall. I think it would be a great pick if he is available at that point but I dont see him lasting past Toronto or if there are trades the Lakers could be interested as well.

Chris Taft C Pittsburgh- This guy stock sank more than anyone I could think of. Poor work ethic and attitude will do that. I think his best case scenario is to be selected by New Jersey at #15, worst case is Seattle at #25.

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