Posts Tagged ‘2009 Draft’

2009-2010 Fantasy Wrap-up

Think back to last October as we waited in anticipation for the 2009/10 NBA season to begin. The Richard Jefferson and Antonio McDyess acquisitions installed San Antonio as West favourites in many experts’ eyes. We wondered whether one ball was enough for the Memphis Grizzlies’ offense. We were annoyed that Spanish phenom Ricky Rubio wouldn’t […]

Post-draft Patty

There’ll be more of this in tomorrow’s Sunday Six Pack, but for now here’s a few post-draft links about our own Patty Mills. And can I just say, how cool it is to be able to link to a bunch of Australian newspaper sites for a change. Every major paper around the country is running […]

Q&A with the Draft Dude

As I do every year at this point when trying to make sense of draft day, I sent a few Q’s the way of our resident draft nut, Jobba. Listen to what the man says. RD: OK first off, were you surprised Patty Mills went that low? We all thought first 5-6 picks of the […]

Idiot’s Guide to the 2009 NBA Draft: Final Edition

I have covered the pre-Draft period for three or four years now, and I can safely say there has never been as much hardship in predicting what will happen on draft day.  The fact that this is a weak draft, that the NBA has a deeper talent pool now than any time probably in 20 […]

Trade Rumor Dump

This is a mad crazy time of year for NBA fans. You’re no doubt looking ahead to next season, questioning how your team can improve and what miracle trades they can swing to save you from another depressing April/May. The draft is around the corner, workouts are going on every day and speculation is wild […]

HTFU Ricky Rubio

By now I’m sure you’ve heard at least one story about Ricky Rubio and his draft dramas over the past few months. His indecision to declare for the draft, the disagreements with his European club DKV Joventut over his buy-out amount (which he has to pay most of himself), and his bitchy whining about what […]

Sunday Six Pack: Game 4, Patty Mills and the Evil Dwyane Wade

image via nbamusings.com ONE: Thought I’d start with a smattering of post Game 4 links highlighting what a roller-coaster of emotions these Finals have been: – Third Quarter Collapse feels the pain – Forum Blue and Gold is still buzzing – The Orlando Sentinel blames Nelson’s return (me too!) – Silver Screen and Roll writes […]

Patty Mills Committed to NBA Draft

In breaking news, Australian prospect Patrick Mills has made it clear that he intends to hire an agent and keep his name in the NBA draft. This comes after speculation that Mills may have intended to “test the waters” before heading back to St Mary’s College for at least another year. Now, it appears this […]

Sunday Six Pack: Magic storm into Finals, Lebron storms off court

(AP Photo/John Raoux) ONE: Congratulations to the Orlando Magic on making the NBA Finals. I don’t care what anyone says, the Magic thoroughly deserved this and earned it the hard way. They were pushed by the Sixers after falling in an 0-1 hole, they knocked out the defending champs in Game 7 in Boston, they […]

Sunday Six Pack: Aussies in the Draft, Roids and the Local News

ONE: Firstly some news regarding our Aussie draft prospects. Joe Ingles recently worked out for the Bucks, while the Hawks are showing some interest in Patty Mills. Also appears Patty may be heading to the Reebok Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy, to try to improve his draft stock. These three links via JR On Fire. TWO: […]