Valanciunas Impresses In Rout Of Americans

Just a quick post. I just finished watching a stream of the Lithuanian U19 team beating the US, 108 to 75. No, that’s not a misprint. It was a complete rout, although to be fair, the Lithuanians have probably played together far, far more than the Americans, and the Americans did not appear to have [...]

Jonas Valanciunas Is Like Two Cookies (and Amir)

A friend recently told me about a show she was watching where scientists conducted an experiment with young children. They put them in a room and on a table was a cookie. The kids were told that if they didn’t eat the cookie, then after half an hour, they would get two cookies. Despite knowing [...]

2011 NBA Draft Report Card!

TORONTO: Exceeds Expectations 5.┬áJonas Valanciunas It’s deja vu all over again. Last year, a team above them unexpectedly took an athletic defensive power forward which resulted in a higher ranked big man unexpectedly falling to the Raptors. Colangelo and the Raptors brass probably can’t believe their luck. I was afraid they might still take Knight, [...]

Don’t Mock Me! (Plus rumours, predictions & a final wish list)

It’s just hours away to the 2011 NBA Draft and this is when rumours and predictions start to get out of control. Anyone who’s working today who loves the draft as much as I do, won’t be getting much done today, I’m guessing. So let me give a final rundown of everything that’s been happening [...]

What The Hell Is With This Draft?

It’s only one more day to go, and I have to say I don’t have any more of a handle of what’s going on than I did three months ago. And while I can say, like I could three months ago, that Kyrie Irving is most likely going to be picked #1, I can’t say [...]

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