The most anxiety inducing ten minutes of the NBA season is now over, the NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets have won the top choice in the draft and will be selecting Kentucky’s Anthony Davis in June. Color me shocked, conspiracies abound. Anyway, here is Chad Ford’s new updated Mock Draft. The Wizards had the second best odds in the draft but fell to the third spot. Honestly, this is almost insignificant and might end up being a good thing for the team. Allow me to venture through tonight’s implications:
Spread: Wizards by 3
It might be difficult for some people to watch tis game because of the fact that it is on CSN+ (pretty sure Caps game will be on CSN), but it is probably for the best anyways. I say this because the woeful Wizards are playing the equally woeful Cavaliers. Neither team is very good but at least the Cavs are playing for something and I mean that in a bad way. The Wizards fortunately clinched the #2 lottery spot thanks to the Hornets win last night (post about this will becoming later) so they have nothing to play for, this will be the first time that I actually root for the Wizards to win in a while (this year). The Cavs on the other hand are battling with a myriad of teams for that #3 spot now that the Hornets have caught fire late.
Last night was not a good night for Wizards fans as the Wizards pulled out another one, this time defeating the Bucks 121-112. I am not sure there is anything more frustrating to watch than James Singleton out there playing like an All-Star as he is only hurting the Wizards future but then I think back to watching John Beck play QB last year and I am reminded that I am wrong. To add insult to injury, both teams pursuing the Wizards, the Cavs and Hornets, both lost last night to inch closer to us in the standings. Now after last night the standings read like this with 4 games to go:
A couple of weeks ago I was at one of my many family parties and I was asked a very interesting question by my Uncle. He wondered why there was so much hate toward Lebron’s a couple of years ago with his decision while this year Peyton is getting almost no backlash and what the main difference was between the two? Of course he came to his wisest and most knowledge nephew to answer to this question and fortunately for him I have to the platform to do it. Before I write this one thing I do want to say is that I really didn’t have a problem with the way Lebron handled his free agency all that much. I think people tend to blow things out of proportion and I don’t really think that anything he did was that terrible, but a lot of people certainly did.