by Trevor Freeman
So I’m at Pat O’Brien’s and I’m playing a little Beirut. In walk some kids who look to be fresh out of college and eventually my group engages them in some friendly “Beirut” banter. In my first game against a solid twosome, I offer a “we’re playing 21 cups” in a cocky manner. Being a veteran I felt that my experience would better translate in a 21 cup game. The youth responded, “No problem, old-timer”. The game begins and me and my partner who are both staring 30 in the eye got off to a great start and held on for a close win. Following this we played two more games and the college kids whupped us. What does this have to do with the NBA Draft? Nothing really…….well except for the fact that there are a bunch of young kids about to put a whupping on some veterans.
People look at this draft as being all about Kevin Durant and Greg Oden. However there are some nice value plays in here as I think both Al Horford and Corey Brewer will be big-time contributors.