Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Greatest and the Latest


Just as a heads-up, at some point tomorrow we're going to be throwing up a draft-related megapost, featuring the indelible insights of a small army of Headband writers in what's sure to be the greatest single output in our short history. So stay tuned for that. In the meantime, much re-speck to Tim for throwing up the Hollinger post: Hollinger is an innovative mind to say the least, his stuff is always worth reading, and his work on the draft is certainly no exception. And I absolutely fucking love that Jared Dudley--one of the most underrated guys in this year's draft, a probable second-round pick who will be a ten-year pro, mark my words--is rated tenth overall in Hollinger's ratings. Well played. That said, I'm not ready to take Thaddeus Young; sorry, John. The ten-spot discrepancy between Green and Brewer is pretty interesting, though.

Anyways, moving on to guys currently in the League.. the latest rumors have the Pacers and Lakers out of the KG talks entirely, with Phoenix very much back in the picture. Details are sketchy, but this situation has us getting Marion with KG headed to Phoenix. The only problem is that the story (as reported by professional douchebag Jim Gray) doesn't illuminate who the C's would be giving up, referring only to "the fifth pick in Thursday's draft and players" going to Minnesota.

As mentioned before
, I'm a big fan of bringing Marion to Boston. I'd give up pretty much anything besides Paul and Al to make this happen, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

7 comments:

Jack said...

And before anyone reads me the riot act over Marion, I'm fully aware that he could opt out of his contract after next year... that said, I think you have to roll the dice and hope that a Pierce-Marion-Jefferson combo can do well in the East and keep Marion happy enough to stay.

tim said...

Jack - Marion could can opt out after this year. Seriously though, this Hollinger stuff has completely fucked me up. Do you realize that both our guys (Brewer and Wright)could be big time busts? And Green is also apparently not worthy of a top 10 pick, let alone 5. What's impressive about Holly's system is how it eliminates teasers, that's more impressive than the actual rankings of one through twenty or whatever. anyway, it's rearranging my mind.

Nat said...

The Hollinger rankings are interesting and can help identify a potential bust but I have a major problem with them.

They do not take into account a player's health (Oden) or the quality of a player's teammates. Of course Corey Brewer will have low rebounding numbers for someone his height when he plays with Noah and Horford.

I guess the new stat-boy in Houston will let us know how the Bill James school can be applied to the NBA.

tim said...

if this nick young at #5 rumor is true i am gonna be laughing like a madman. he will be a bust

The Fox said...

Has anyone heard anything on the C's getting Odom and Bynum as part of some megadeal? I like Shawn Marion too but would probably lose control of my bodily functions if the Celts got those guys from the Lakers.

tim said...

i see our starting five next year being rondo kobe pierce marion and garnett, with big al coming off the bench for reinforcements

The Fox said...

Rondo at the point? Don't you think we could get Nash for that?