Here’s some draft analysis I found about the Pistons picks. The media is expected to meet with the Pistons draft picks Friday afternoon here in Auburn Hills. What Yahoo! Sports’ Mike Huguenin says about the Pistons draft class: No. 9 Andre Drummond “Drummond is a big-time boom-or-bust guy. He is athletic and a good shot-blocker, … Continue Reading →
Insights, notes and updates from The Detroit News basketball writers
On Khris Middleton: “A guy we valued very, very high. A first round talent because he can flat out shoot the basketball. We think he’s a very valuable asset.” On Kim English: “He brings what I would call extreme toughness. He brings a motor to this team that we really value.” On both and overall … Continue Reading →
He’s a solid defender at the guard position who’s 6-6. He earned All-Big 12 second team honors as a senior and was named the most outstanding player of the Big 12 tournament as a senior. Earned third team All-Big 12 honors as a sophomore. English is considered by Fran Fraschilla a blue collar guy who … Continue Reading →
Khris Middleton is the guy. He’s from Texas A&M. Just showed up on the ESPN screen. A few tidbits from his last year, his junior year in college: Appeared in 20 games, starting 17 … averaged 13.2 points and 5.0 rebounds, both second-best on squad … led the team in scoring 9 times … posted 14 … Continue Reading →
Green, MSU’s clear-cut leader last season, is headed to Golden State, per multiple reports including Yahoo! Sports. A nice young team that likes to get up and down the floor. Looks like Green will back up North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes, the Warriors first round pick. Jay Bilas on Draymond Green, MSU’s all-time rebounding leader: “I … Continue Reading →
This from Yahoo! Sports: Dallas selects Jae Crowder and Bernard James with the 33rd and 34th picks
Wizards select Tomas Satoransky with the 32 pick. He’s the second international pick, from the Czech Republic.
What Katz just posted on Twitter: @ESPNAndyKatz: The player I would grab as soon as possible would be Michigan State’s Draymond Green. High character. Solid player. Gotta say, as a guy who covered Green as a freshman, that I would wholeheartedly agree.
Jeffrey Taylor, of Vanderbilt, is the guy for the Bobcats. Wizards are up. Taylor is a 6-7 wing who can drive, shoot and guard point guards.
I’m thinking Cleveland. Cavs are owned by a MSU grad and they got two picks coming up. I don’t think Charlotte and Washington need his type of player. The Cavaliers need everything! 31 Charlotte 32 Washington 33 Cleveland 34 Cleveland (From New Orleans via Miami) 35 Golden State (From Brooklyn) 36 Sacramento 37 Toronto … Continue Reading →