Tuesday, May 22, 2007

NBA Draft Lottery tonight

Fred Hoiberg was on KFAN earlier talking about the lottery. The Wolves site has a transcript of the interview. Hoiberg was asked about Mike Conley, Jr. and, after saying he wouldn't talk specifics, says the following:

I will tell you that there are 10 guys that we really like in this draft. It's going to be important for us to bring them in to interview and test them, to put them in situations where we think they'll either thrive or it'll expose their weakness. It's going to be an important couple of weeks up until the draft on June 28.

The pic is Randy Foye hanging out with Gail Goodrich and Rick Kamla yesterday on the NBA TV set in Secaucus, NJ, the location of tonight's lottery.

Foye on the team's future draft pick:
"I'm excited to see who it will be, but for whoever it is, it will be tough," Foye said. "After the first one or two guys - I mean, everyone knows [who] they're going to be, and after that, it's not some monster. It's going to be a guy who has to work. Those first two guys might get a little leeway, but for anyone else, it will be a lot of work."

Bill Simmons on the karma rankings of each team in the lottery:
Nobody deserves a stroke of lottery fortune less than Glen Taylor and Kevin McHale, the NBA's version of Bush/Rumsfield for 8-10 years. Of course, nobody deserves a stroke of lottery fortune more than KG, one of the few superstars with too much pride to ever bail on a sinking ship. Either that, or they're blackmailing him with a sex tape so he'll stay. But wouldn't it be nice to see KG play the David Robinson to Oden's Tim Duncan for the next 5-6 years? Hence, 10 points for "overdue good karma."