6.26.2008

Chew Through Face



Ever heard of excited? None of that around here. Everyone I know is scared. Shit is crazy, rumors are closer than usual to reification, the entire first round could collapse on itself, Michael Beasley might end up starting for the North Korean national team. This shirt of him is all I want for Sunday.

In case you're interested in spending the draft with FreeDarko: I'll be live-blogging at Deadspin, but it won't be on of those where you can talk back. The Recluse, Ty Keenan, Carter Blanchard, Krolik, and yes, Billups, will be chatting amongst themselves, posting an edited transcript shortly after things wrap up. You should feel free to use this as an open thread if you want to talk amongst yourselves as things transpire.

Like we could start now by mourning the death of the Beasley/Durant dream. Or you could peep out the first serious mock I've done, where Chris Littmann and I figured out what a structural mess this draft is. Echoing the Ford/Simmons "everyone is drafting in the wrong place." That's why things are going to absolutely go nuts at some point.

Get ready or you may never be the same again. Even more so than you won't already anyway.

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At 6/26/2008 4:54 PM, Blogger Joshua R said...

Three trades so far today

1. O'Neal to Toronto for Ford and the 17
2. Yi and Bobby Simmons to NJ for Jefferson
3. Apparently the Clippers and Sonics are switching picks as long as OJ Mayo is off the board by four. (Which I assume means that the Sonics are guaranteeing that they'll pick Mayo if available). Eric Gordon appears to be the target at four.

I had an over/under of four on trades tonight; looks like that might be beat by the time the thing actually begins.

 
At 6/26/2008 4:58 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

Last thing anyone will hear from me for a while: Jefferson trade is a move to prep the Nets for LeBron (China + cap space). On the other hand, it now means Redd could be traded to the Cavs without crippling the offense, which means Cleveland could possibly be less of a wasteland when it's decision time.

 
At 6/26/2008 5:19 PM, Blogger nelsojcau said...

if anyone is interested,i have access to a great room that we can use for tonight's draft.

i'm no technological genious, but it can have live video if i can figure out how to make it work.

any interest let me know and i'll post a link and directions on how to log in.

 
At 6/26/2008 7:17 PM, Blogger BW said...

my apartment only gets three channels.
I have the wrong provider for espn360.

it really wasn't looking like my day...

nelsojcau - if you can't guess, it would be amazing if you could get a live video going.

 
At 6/26/2008 7:22 PM, Blogger nelsojcau said...

www.dti.omnovia.com/demo

it'll ask for name, email, and that shuold be it...it's totally secure.

 
At 6/26/2008 7:54 PM, Blogger Joshua R said...

wow, feel the excitement form Pat Riley. he basically just confirmed that he had to be forced into picking Beasley and that he thinks he's immature

 
At 6/26/2008 7:56 PM, Blogger T. said...

I'm not sold on Westbrook. Would you draft Earl Watson at #5?

Just because Miami drafted Beasley doesn't mean he's staying there.

 
At 6/26/2008 7:58 PM, Blogger Mr. Six said...

Is it possible that Riles is just trying out some oddball psychology?

 
At 6/26/2008 8:00 PM, OpenID tredecimal said...

Durantula just made that really sad, brave, 'must...stay...positive' face I always make at Christmas when I think maybe, just maybe, I'll get gift certificates but instead its just more devotional books and boxer shorts.

 
At 6/26/2008 8:11 PM, Blogger Brendan K. said...

Westbrook to Seattle is... inexplicable. Mayo to Minny absolutely crushes me.

 
At 6/26/2008 8:46 PM, Blogger jawaan oldham said...

Unless some crazy-ass mad scientist trade happens, the most retarded thing to happen tonight has to be the Knicks passing on Bayless for the Myth of the Next Kiki fucking Vandeghwe . . .

 
At 6/26/2008 8:50 PM, Blogger salt_bagel said...

Being the only person who felt like discussing Jason Thompson in these pages, I ought to say something about his jump up the charts, but all I can say is he's gonna be interesting on that team. I can see a friendship between him and Kevin Martin, what with the small school connection and all.

50% of the viewers at home give it an F. Awesome.

 
At 6/26/2008 8:56 PM, Blogger themarkpike said...

Anthony Randolph looks like the imperfect, hyperbolic creation of a Wii-playing Pygmalion. Tallest and skinniest.

 
At 6/26/2008 9:00 PM, OpenID tredecimal said...

Brook & Robin Lopez's mom looks like Gregg Allman, except not so feminine.

 
At 6/26/2008 9:01 PM, OpenID tredecimal said...

@tmp, would that make Anthony Randolph's new nickname "Blue Skied & Clear"

 
At 6/26/2008 9:38 PM, Blogger T. said...

Ryan Anderson AND Yi Jianlian?! Do the Nets WANT me to become a fan? I just might buy season tickets right now.

 
At 6/26/2008 9:45 PM, OpenID tredecimal said...

I don't know if its their chairs or a mike being brushed against, but listen to when the guys on ESPN stop talking- it sounds like they just farted. At first I though it was just Bilas, but I've heard it with Jackson and JVG too.

 
At 6/26/2008 11:05 PM, Blogger BW said...

THE Free Darko pick of the night:

A narcoleptic academically ineligible philosophy major who makes Amir Johnson look conventional.

Meet Walter L. Sharpe III.

 
At 6/26/2008 11:13 PM, Blogger BW said...

CORRECTION:

A narcoleptic academically ineligible philosophy major who was once shot in the stomach with a tiny bullet (and then denied it to police and medics with bloody towel in hand ).

http://tidefans.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-41311.html

 
At 6/26/2008 11:34 PM, Blogger jawaan oldham said...

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At 6/26/2008 11:38 PM, Blogger Business or Leisure? said...

"I can't wait to play in the NBA" might be the best sports-themed song I've heard in years.

 
At 6/26/2008 11:45 PM, Blogger themarkpike said...

"I can't wait to play in the NBA" might be my new ringtone, if I didn't keep my phone on vibrate.

@tredecimal, bravo on the shoegazer jokes.

speaking of shoegazer, reebok makes "the rooster". alice in chains files trademark infringement suit. armani asks for their baller back after the boos.

 
At 6/26/2008 11:50 PM, Blogger Business or Leisure? said...

@themarkpike:

Can we get a Ben Folds cover of "I Can't Wait (To Play in the NBA)"? I mean, Shan Foster needs some guaranteed money, y'know?

 
At 6/27/2008 12:00 AM, Blogger GHOSTS said...

are the celtic's fd now? or must bill walker relinquish fd status?

 
At 6/27/2008 1:25 AM, OpenID tredecimal said...

@Sam Presti...isn't the first thing they teach you in AA that it's the mark of insanity to do the same thing (Petro) over (Sene) and over (Ubaka) but keep expecting different results? Serge my nuts, Sam.

wv: ndlysyge- indistinguishable from telepathine in laboratory trials

 
At 6/27/2008 1:58 AM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

Watch what you say about Serge.

 
At 6/27/2008 2:01 AM, Blogger Mr. Six said...

During the D'Antoni interview, the true reason for him selecting the Knicks was revealed: he'd be able to keep wearing all of the blue and orange attire that he'd accumulated with the Suns.


wv: bsflu--best flu ever! or is bethlehem shoals well?

 
At 6/27/2008 3:39 AM, Blogger johnny5 said...

True dat, Mr. 6. And cronyism still reigns in Italy.

I feel better about Robin Lopez now that I read a bit about him (and seen his hair - a more handsome Noah). But I want to be a Portland fan now. Potential is rich.

 
At 6/27/2008 12:26 PM, Blogger DP said...

I would like to state that this is the worst draft I have ever seen. CDR going to the nets at the 40th pick? WTF? Donte Greene, DeAndre Jordan, and D.J. white going before him? Big Al(Mississippi represent) not getting a future all star guard but a big stiff who can only dominate power fowards that were 6-6 in college? O.J. going to a team where the best post player is now Darrel Arthur. I only have respect for the Blazers. I'm sorry Lakers, but I might have to dump your asses for the young gunnerz. But we will have to see. play wit it.

 
At 6/28/2008 3:07 AM, Blogger rebar said...

is it too early to start the MONMR/MONGA rumor mill on CDR??

 
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