I think I have made it plenty clear that I no longer care for the NBA; it is just not compelling. With that said, I was interested in this draft because Atlanta had a chance (“had” as in they no longer have because they just f’ed it up) to get better in a hurry. Instead they drafted Al Horford (F, Florida) with their #3 pick, followed by Acie Law IV (G, Texas A&M) with their #11 pick.
Call me silly, but if Atlanta needed a point guard (and believe me, they did and still do), they should have taken Mike Conley, Jr. (G, Ohio St.) with the #3 pick. WTF is wrong with the Hawks? How many f’ing forwards are they going to draft? This is the fourth or maybe fifth year in a row that they have gone with a forward with their first selection. I really do not have any idea what the Atlanta brass is trying to do to build this team into a winner.
I was holding out hope that the rumors were wrong – Atlanta would not trade away their picks for a veteran to lead the young guys. I wanted them to stay young, and add a guard (Conley) in the draft. Atlanta did the right thing by holding on to the picks, but I cannot believe that they took another forward. Un-‘f’ing-believable.
I am not knocking Horford or Law, but this just does not seem to be remotely helpful. Hopefully I am very wrong. I would actually like a reason to start watching the Hawks again, but not even HD broadcasts can save this sick puppy.
Oh yeah. The commissioner says that the upcoming 2007-2008 season promises to be the best ever. On what grounds? The big market teams (NY, Philly, and LA) are still going to suck, James needs serious help in Cleveland, the East in general is pathetic, and Hawks just had a bloody terrible draft.