Obviously thrilled with the pick of Derrick Rose. I assume the trade of Sonny Weems is a salary-related move, and the Bulls have their new Dragan Tarlac/Roberto Duenas/Dalibor Bagaric in Turkish player Omer Asik.
But I agree with Brian Hamilton of the Tribune on the wackiest moves of the night belonging to none other than Michael Jordan. The Bobcats pass on Brook Lopez and take a point guard? When they already have Ray Felton? I am a huge fan of D.J. Augustin, but I have no idea what they were doing there. Then they get a project center at 20. I would think a 2 or 3 would have been the choice there if not Lopez.
There were a few grumps during the telecast. Most notably was the commish. Seemed like every time he announced a pick he added a terse, “He is not here.” I guess commish wanted to shake more hands and take more pics.
Another grump was Larry Bird. He was just rude when being interviewed. Why go on if you really don’t want to?
Stephen A. Smith was terrible in his new role. Stuart Scott toned it down a bit which was nice. Very impressed with Mark Jackson and Van Gundy. Jay Bilas, not so much.
Book it: the steal of the draft is Marreese Speights of Florida. The Sixers will be more exciting next year.