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FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THE HOME TEAM: Peachtree Hoops
SIMILARITY SCORES FOR PROSPECTIVE DRAFT PICKS
INSTANT REACTION TO THE
INSTANT REACTION TO THE 27TH PICK: As of this writing, it appears the Hawks traded down to take Jordan Crawford rather than Damion James, Hassan Whiteside, Solomon Alabi, or Daniel Orton in order to gain the opportunity to sell the 31st pick to Oklahoma City. It's not a hugely encouraging start to the off-season. This season, shooting guard may be to the depth chart what center was last season. The Hawks are three deep at the 2 without either Joe Johnson or Josh Childress yet signed to an NBA team.
INSTANT REACTION TO THE 53RD PICK: Pape Sy played 425 minutes over 30 games for Le Havre. He averaged 5 points a game, made 54% of his two-point attempts, 12-29 three-point attempts, and 71% of his free throws. He grabbed a rebound every eight minutes (and an offensive rebound just every 42 minutes). He's already 22 years old and should not be expected to provide anything other than a cost of $0 for ownership.
Much can be forgiven if Brian Zoubek, Wayne Chism, Marqus Blakely, and Marquis Gilstrap are on the summer league roster.
Consider this an open thread for any stray thoughts (Hawks-related or not) that must be shared before, during, or after the draft.