The first annual FB&G handicapper’s special was won by Darius who picked the best name on the board, Darius Earvin Johnson-Odom (#55 via Dallas). Congratulations. We got us an athletic, dead-eye 6’2” shooting guard. As for my own prognostications, I am apparently clueless. I was somehow of the mind that we might need a POINT guard, and was delighted when Scott Machado fell all the way to #60 (he of the 9.9 APG last season and pure point guard skills). And then Adam Silver stepped up to the mic for the closing ceremonies and announced that we’d taken Robert Sacre – a big Canadian by way of Gonzaga – who’d been destined to play for the Pacoima Palookas in the West Coast Boom-Boom League. Welcome aboard, big guy.
Mike Bresnahan from the L.A. Times writes about Darius & Robert.
Ben Rosales at Silver Screen and Roll writes about Darius & Robert.
Kevin Ding of the OC Register writes about Darius & Robert.
Janis Carr reports of the OC Register reports on…. Minnesota’s continued interest in Pau Gasol!
Kurt Helin at ProBasketballTalk looks at three winners and three losers.
Dave McMenamin at ESPN says that Mitch Kupchak says that there’s more to come. We hope so.
There may be more Lakers news out there. I’m sure there’s more Lakers news out there. But, I can’t find it. Next stop is free agency, about 36 hours from how. According to one of the links above, we’ll be active. And then comes the long hot months and summer league and maybe we’ll bring in some of the guys that fell off the board if somebody else doesn’t get them first. As for my man Atomik, there’s always next year.
– Dave Murphy