My Cleveland Cavaliers got the first pick in the NBA Draft lasterday, which means it’s time for me to dictate who they should pick.
I used nbadraft.net’s Mock Draft to see who the top 3 prospects are, assuming that one of them would be the pick, and that CLE won’t trade down.
Next, I entered these names into the advanced search engine, Google, to find their highlight reels.
Intending to watch as much footage as possible, I found myself bored after 11 seconds of Nerlens Noel, and decided that would be my criteria for all three young men, none of whom I’ve ever heard of before.
I honestly used to love sports.
Here’s my breakdown.
NN spent the first 7 seconds staring off into space, and then blocked a little guy’s shot. Despite being 7 inches taller than me, he weighs only 6 pounds more.
When did 5-10 guys who only averaged 10 and 9 become #1 draft picks. Tony Battie managed 18 and 11.
BM also wasted his opening sequence by doing absolutely nothing to show me why he should be the pick, and I don’t like his shooting stroke. Ugly follow-through. His name sounds like a college player’s name.
OP managed to make two plays in his allotted time – he clearly plays at a fast pace. I think the shot he blocked was the same angle – and same player – as the one Nerlens did. He’s a small forward whose name sounds like an ABA stud from the ’70s.
THE PICK: OTTER POTTO