A few short years ago, ahead of the 2012 NFL Draft, there was one name that was all the rage. This name was none other than prize quarterbacking prodigy Andrew Luck out of Stanford. Not only was the pedigree supposedly there, being the offspring of another former NFL quarterback Oliver Luck, but according to every scout, pundit, coach, and analyst that salivated over the prospect, the talent and natural ability was there also. This football player, this man, this quarterbacking “GOD” was sure to be the next big thing in the NFL and surely the best quarterback in the league someday.
Terry Collins sighs, sitting alone in his office. An empty lineup card sits before him. He’s spent the past hour puzzling over who to bat today, and where — should Cespedes bat cleanup, or would he fit better in the 3 hole? Does Jose Reyes deserve to lead-off? And where on Earth does Jay Bruce fit into any of this?
No matter who started the superteam, whether you like superteams, or you’re just tired of hearing the word superteam, it’s safe to say no team in the league can hold a candle to the Warriors’ roster. They’ve put on one of the most dominant performances in postseason history, and completely dismantled the team that ran through the Eastern Conference.
With the NCAA tournament coming upon its closing date, and as playoff hopes slip from the grasp of NBA Franchises; fans, GM’s, and future players alike look to the draft as the next logical step in the progression. From what we know (or what we think we know), this draft class seems to be overflowing with talent. There are, however, no guarantees in the guessing game that the NBA draft has become. While there are some similarities, the NBA draft is a different ballgame completely from that of the NFL. There is a scouting combine for the NBA much like the NFL, but to be honest no one really cares that much about the NBA’s version. The best way to become a first round pick in the NBA is to play really well in college and show a lot of promise as an NBA talent. The best way to become a first round pick in the NFL is to have Mike Mayock discuss the shape of your ass for a moment or two.
The NBA Finals are upon us! And so is the NBA Draft. For fans of the 28 teams not partaking in part III of the Finals trilogy, free agency and NBA Draft rumors are starting to heat up. Even with the basketball season coming to a close, the news, rumors and fake trade articles will only start to heat up. My sources tell me that this time of the year is when NBA websites receive the most #views.