Almost every draft service around has tabbed Brook Lopez as the third
overall pick in their mock draft, and they’ve reached that consensus
for good reason. Lopez has everything you look for in a young center,
and while he isn’t an explosive athlete, his game fits perfectly next
to Al Jefferson. Despite all that, Kevin McHale has been known to think
outside the box (for better or worse), and Lopez should not be viewed
as a lock until he hears his name called on draft day. Kevin Love might
actually garner some attention, too…
After Tuesday’s workout, Taylor will get some rest
today, then showcase himself for Milwaukee and Chicago
before returning to Eugene on Saturday for graduation. Then
it’s on to Minnesota, Charlotte, New Orleans, Boston
and Golden State.
The notoriously beautiful Brazilian model, Adriana Lima was spotted hitting up the ballet with her novio, NBA player Marko Jaric in New York City yesterday evening. The couple attended the American Ballet Theater for the Noche Latina performance of the literary classic, “Don Quixote.”
Despite engagement rumors, Adriana was not seen sporting any sort of
bling on her left finger. This average Joe better get his game tight
and wife her up before a hot smooth talker comes along and snatches her
Wolves guard Randy Foye and assistant coach Ed Pinckney are in Turkey taking part in the NBA’s Basketball without Borders program, promoting education and health among Turkish youth.
Foye and Pinckney joined Turkish natives Mehmet Okur and Hedo Turkoglu,
in addition to Bruce Bowen, David Lee and Mickael Pietrus to
participate in NBA Cares events throughout Istanbul.
The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today that they will continue to serve as the NBA Development League affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Bobcats for the 2008-09 season. The affiliation system allows the Timberwolves and Bobcats to assign players in their first or second season to Sioux Falls.
Sioux Falls has been affiliated with the Minnesota Timberwolves the last two seasons. While Minnesota did not assign anyone to the Skyforce during the 2006-07 season, this past season, Chris Richard, a 6-9, 270-pound rookie forward, became the first Timberwolves player ever assigned to the Skyforce and averaged 10.2 points and 11.5 rebounds in six games.
Some of the others, though, are listed at more than 2 inches taller
than their barefoot heights. Renaldo Balkman was 6-5 1/4 at the NBA
camp; he is 6-8 as a New York Knick. Craig Smith’s height was inflated
from a barefoot 6-5 1/2 to 6-8, which means the Minnesota Timberwolves
are telling a bigger whopper than Boston College did; as a BC Eagle,
Smith was listed at 6-7.