I’ll be honest. I didn’t see guard Terry Rozier (Louisville) as the Celtics first pick last night. I didn’t see them staying where they were in the draft. I didn’t see them making all four picks, and none of them being stashable Euros.
Then again, I am not the president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics. Danny Ainge is, and he made the decisions last night.
The draft felt eerily Patriots-like last night with the Celtics pick coming up, and players available on the board which many of the draft analysts had projected as good fits for the Celtics, and then the team going with someone who many felt would’ve been available much later in the draft.
Their next two picks – shooter R.J. Hunter (Georgia State) and shotblocker Jordan Mickey (LSU) seem to fit team needs, and then the team went back to point guard with Marcus Thornton from William and Mary.
Ainge says that he tried mightily to move up in the draft, but was unable to. So he had to make the picks he had.
Next up is free agency, and the Celtics again face a difficult task in trying to convince teams to deal with them and for star players to come to Boston.
Celtics can’t move up, so they draft three guards, a forward – Adam Himmelsbach looks at the night for Boston.
Celtics fans left to hope projections are correct – Steve Bulpett has Rick Pitino gushing over Rozier.
The Bruins are up tonight with pick #14 in the NHL draft, and there is plenty of trade talk around them as well.
First draft: With limited time on job, Don Sweeney hopes to pull a Jeff Gorton with Bruins – DJ Bean has the new GM looking to hit big in his first draft in charge.
Bruins open to trading No. 14 pick in draft – Amalie Benjamin looks at possible moves for Sweeney.
The Wells Report continues to get smacked around. WellsReportContext.com has another scientific debunking of the methods used by Exponent.
This one found that Exponent incorrectly used a starting temperature of 67 degrees in order to produce a worse result for the Patriots and a better one for the Colts.
Although Wells claimed that Exponent had considered “all permutations”, the simulations and transients of Figure 30 (and 27) were carried out at 67 deg F – the temperature most adverse to the Patriots – rather than 71 deg F. (Exponent purported to justify this adverse assumption, but their justification does not stand up, particularly to the gauge assumption, as discussed later.)
However, the pre-game temperature was set at 67°F because this was the only temperature that allowed the Colts balls to subsequently reach their average pressure during the simulated Locker Room Period. Any pre-game temperature that was higher than 67°F resulted in the Colts balls reaching the Game Day halftime average pressure later than 13.5 minutes into the Locker Room Period.
Yet clowns like Emmanuel Sanders still want to spout off about the Patriots being the cheaters.
Of course, Sanders is just another cheating hypocrite himself.
There were major holes in Fox’s coverage of US Open – Chad Finn looks at the FOX’s Golf Major debut, which could’ve gone better for them.