All the best GM's are liars ... Billy King has admitted as much in the past. So forgive me if I don't put much stock in what Billy or any other NBA executive says these days. Still the recent low key nature of the loquacious Mr. King gives me pause. No grand proclamation of "change" this year. I've gotten no e-mails from Billy. Perhaps I've just gotten use to be being lied to. Who doesn't like a little conversation while there getting screwed ... errh watching the franchise's future unfold in front of them.
I peeked in on an online chat yesterday with Marc Narducci, Philadelphia Inquirer reporter. Lotsa questions and concerns the Sixers are serious about drafting Yi. Marc seems to think the Sixers have to get two players that can fit into the rotation this year. Everybody's got an opinion. Stephen A. talks about today's "mood of cautious optimism". Jon at Passion n Pride suggests the Sixers make a deal with the Bucks. My predictions are already on record at Ricky's sixers4guidos blog. I'm going with Julian Wright at #12. Of course that prediction comes with the proverbial hedge "if a trade doesn't happen". But trades always happen. I was looking back at last year's draft. I recall the heartache then relief I felt when Thabo Sefolosha was announced as the Sixers pick and then traded for Rod Carney.
This year's draft has the potential to be wildly unpredictable. I am bracing myself for a real roller coaster ride today. As Samuel Jackson 's character said in Jurrasic Park just before he hit the switch ... "hold on to your butts".