The NBA Draft came, saw and conquered.
We saw picks go exactly where they were predicted to, talent fall well below the lottery and teams reaching on players who might not even last in the league. With the way the new Collective Bargaining Agreement is set up, teams are going to be forced, much more than before, to improve through the draft as opposed to free agency.
As a result, most of the players picked this year are going to be key pieces to their teams, regardless of how high or low they were picked in two rounds.
On behalf of Metta Chronicles, I got a chance to discuss the draft with Trapped in Golden State. Since everybody else is pretending to know exactly how these picks are going to turn out for the teams, we thought we would do the same.
Trapped in Golden State felt this draft was a huge disappointment, except for his team's picks of course. Where was the entertainment value that we've always been able to count on? There were no ridiculous fashion statements from prospects, and there weren't nearly enough flat out stupid picks.
To be fair, David Kahn in Minnesota didn't have a first round pick and Billy King already made his moronic move by trading his pick. Plus, the only legitimately memorable moment from the draft that we can hang our hat on was Andy Katz and Jared Sullinger's "bulging dicks" (via Deadspin).
Take a look...