The Dream Shake - a Houston Rockets blog: When the worst case scenario happens

Friday, June 20, 2008

When the worst case scenario happens

Lee and I participated... somewhat... in the mock draft sponsored by the Hardwood Paroxysm guys who now are moonlighting over at Ridiculous Upside. The Rockets have the 25th pick, and I am quickly learning that this is going to be a really tough spot to find a player that will immediately contribute to next year's Rockets roster.

Oh, and not to kill the suspense, but you can see our pick and our rationale for said pick here.


I really, really hated having to make this pick. We couldn't find a recent photo of our draftee. Here's one of him from third grade though:


This french piece of crap better be as good at basketball as he is at dodgeball.

6 comments:

Eric said...

Why do you hate the French guy? I think I'd prefer CDR too, but if he ain't there, Batum is probably the next best pick.

Carolyn said...

Could be worse, right? Couldn't it? Thinking, thinking . . .

grungedave said...

Batum probably is the best pick at the spot giving what we know... but french people are just too easy to mock. And I don't want to feel compelled to mock the same guys I am supposed to cheer for!

Carolyn said...

Sacre bleu! My chapeau is spinning.

Ray said...

Wow, Chad Ford has Donte Green falling to the Rockets at 25 in his latest.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/draft2008/columns/story?columnist=ford_chad&page=MockDraft-080623&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos1

That would be a great pickup as he could be an awesome 6th man at the 3 and 4 if the Rockets wanted to go small. Plus, if they decided to part with McGrady after his current contract, they'd have a younger replacement ready to step in.

CDR goes 27th in this one to New Orleans. If the Rockets are choosing between Green and CDR Thursday night, something went right.

UofTOrange said...

@ If the Rockets are choosing between Green and CDR Thursday night, something went right.


Could not agree more!