Photo courtesy of USAToday.com. Kenneth Faried (pictured above) led the country in rebounds this past season. Our very own Nick Craddock thinks that Faried can one of the major steals of this year's lackluster draft class.
By Nick Craddock
As you’ve probably heard, the 2011 NBA draft is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years.
Rumor has it that one of the possible taglines the NBA league office considered to promote the event was: NBA draft 2011…where underwhelming talent happens.
In fact, if we likened all the hopeful hoopers waiting to hear their name called at the Prudential Center in friendly Newark, N.J. — Madison Square Garden is unavailable to serve as the venue this year because of scheduled renovations — to popsicles, then all the NBA teams have a disappointing box full of grape-flavored popsicles to select from (maybe there’s an orange or raspberry hidden somewhere in the box).
Just as any sane person should consciously avoid grape popsicles (I don’t care how hot it gets, I won’t settle for grape), if I’m an NBA GM, I’m avoiding taking these prospects: Continue reading →
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The San Diego State Aztecs are currently 1 of 4 unbeaten teams in the nation. Can their star, Kawhi Leonard (pictured above), help the Aztecs run the table and secure a National Championship?
Somehow last evening, a mediocre Florida State Seminoles squad pulled off the unthinkable and defeated the number 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils. They also accomplished this same feat in both 2002 and 2006. I guess Duke was too reliant on the 3 Ball last evening heaving up 35 3-Point attempts? I still do not get how they lost to a team that lost to Auburn. With Duke going down last night, does any team have a prayer at running the table?
Well there are currently 4 choices.
A. Ohio State
D. San Diego State
Lets take a closer look at each of our 4 choices. Continue reading →
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