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Pics: #4 Draft Pick Tristan Thompson Has A Girlfriend

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Ladies look like Mr.Tristan Thompson, #4 draft pick in the NBA draft and featured Eyecandy on FCP is taken! Thanks to the great investigation work from FCP writer @nyhlaabee, we have pictures of the young lady. She seems to be a student at Texas where Tristan previously attended school.

Cute girl. Wonder how long this lasts now that Tristan has entered a whole new world as an “NBA player”. Continue reading Pics: #4 Draft Pick Tristan Thompson Has A Girlfriend

2011 NBA Draft Eyecandy Edition: Tristan Thompson and Jonas Valanciunas

I made the joke on twitter before the 2011 NBA draft that many girls would be tuned in to eye their next athlete crush or to google these young boys names in hopes of finding their twitters. I won’t even mention how many girls responded saying they were doing just that.

I tuned into the the most not exciting draft to date as far as the first 10 picks. Saw some picks who I thought my female readers would enjoy.  #4 pick Tristan Thompson from Texas who was drafted to the Cleveland Cavaliers as well as Jonas Valanciunas, a player from Lithuania who will show off his talents in Toronto. Continue reading 2011 NBA Draft Eyecandy Edition: Tristan Thompson and Jonas Valanciunas

2011 NBA Draft: Analyzing All Fourteen Lottery Picks In This Year's Draft

1. Kyrie Irving to the Cleveland Cavaliers

Kyrie Irving was by far one of the most predictable first picks in the history of the game next to LeBron James, who as ironically also picked by the Cavaliers. Irving will be an instant impact type of guy. He is not an athlete of LeBron’s stature but he is great in his own right. The developmental stages under Byron Scott will mold one of the best point guards in this draft into a superstar.

2. Derrick Williams to the Minnesota Timberwolves

Derrick Williams is more of a complete player, but Irving’s ceiling is far higher. Minnesota made a great pick with Williams because of how hardworking he is and how he will fit into the system with newcomer Ricky Rubio (who is highly overrated) and Michael Beasley. His jumper is refined but he could use some help becoming more powerful under the basket defensively.

3. Enes Kanter to the Utah Jazz

Recovering from losing Deron Williams, the franchise is happy to welcome someone who can score easily in the paint and give them a defender’s dynamic as only a true center could in the low post. Kanter is the closest thing to a true center in the draft and Kanter will add another dimension.

4. Tristan Thompson to the Cleveland Cavaliers

Thompson is not much of a reach for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He worked out for them and was undoubtedly picked because Kanter was off of the board. Still, he adds speed in transition, which we all saw a lack of this past season and is an amazing shot blocker for his size. Tristan will be a role player but after spending the offseason working more towards polishing his offense, he will be a force to be reckoned with.

5. Jonas Valanciunas to the Toronto Raptors

Valanciunas will not be able to play a season in the NBA until next year but as he said:

“I have not bad pick-and-roll game” Continue reading 2011 NBA Draft: Analyzing All Fourteen Lottery Picks In This Year's Draft

Should Kyrie Irving Really Be The Number One Pick In 2011 NBA Draft?

If you think about all the players in this year’s draft, Irving may be the most attractive for the moment. But after evaluating everything that goes into a great athlete and basketball player, is he really this year’s best prospect? Let’s make something perfectly clear.

None of the questions I’m raising have anything to do with his personal life or some video’s affect on my perspective of him. He is an excellent talent that will be solid in the league. Is he the best player available, however?

You have other players like Derrick Williams and Enes Kanter that create the post dynamic that most teams are lacking in the league today. Williams has a nice jumper and can finish around the rim like a Serge Ibaka talent. Arizona State basketball is not considered very mainstream, so he was not allotted the same attention as Duke, Ohio State and UNC players. Still he managed to get deep into the NCAA tournament, without a doubt carrying his team until they faced Kemba Walker and the UConn Huskies. Continue reading Should Kyrie Irving Really Be The Number One Pick In 2011 NBA Draft?

Minnesota GM David Kahn Thinks NBA Fixed Lottery Draft Order For Storylines

David Kahn is a really funny guy when you look back on his history in the league. Repeatedly bringing up Ricky Rubio’s name as if he could change the direction of the Timberwolves franchise is only one of the things that make fans and media members raise their eyebrows when he speaks.

Not to mention he talked openly about a weed smoking problem that may have resulted in Michael Beasley’s problems in Miami. Once again he shoves his foot into his mouth by saying that the NBA Draft Lottery is a fixed event. The following quotes were produced by Associated Press Basketball writer,  Brian Mahoney.

“This league has a habit, and I am just going to say habit, of producing some pretty incredible story lines,” Kahn said. “Last year it was Abe Pollin’s widow and this year it was a 14-year-old boy and the only thing we have in common is we have both been bar mitzvahed. We were done. I told Kevin: ‘We’re toast.’ This is not happening for us and I was right.” Continue reading Minnesota GM David Kahn Thinks NBA Fixed Lottery Draft Order For Storylines