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If we don’t land Crabree with the fifth-overall, “”There are some good receivers who will go late first and in the second round,” he said. “I really like Hakeem Nicks [North Carolina]. He could slip into the second round because he runs only a 4.55, but I like his size, his hands and he’s the kind of guy who would fit with the Browns because I believe he’s close to NFL ready.” [Terry Pluto/Plain Dealer]
End of an era in Motown: “Even though I’ve had years to prepare myself for the eventuality the look in Sheed and Prince’s eyes convinces me the end of an era is truly here. But still I’m sad because this might be the last season I see Wallace in Motown and it’s got me feeling kinda blue. At the same time it reminds me of the last time the Pistons won back to back championships. They owned Jordan, Pippin & Co. until Jordan expanded his game and upped the ante. The Bad Boys were unable to stop the juggernaught and saw the writing on the wall before it was too late to begin rebuilding from the ground. Looks like that time is near.” [Sherman Johnson/SLAM Online]
Dawgs By Nature mocks an addition to our defensive backfield in the second round with Patrick Chung out of Oregon. [Dawgs By Nature]
Not to say we told you so, but… “Since Stephon Marbury has been in Boston they have had no chance of regaining the #1 seed in the East, Ray Allen punched a guy in the nerds, Mikki Moore has become a necessary part of the rotation, Rajon Rondo now cries himself to sleep at night and The Sports Guy has spent no less that 489,000 words convincing himself that Marbury could be “the greatest late season acquisition of all time. Ainge does it again!” [...] The last two men who have believed Stephon Marbury could possibly be a good addition to their basketball teams and made deals to bring him there have nearly died! Isiah through depression and a suspected overdose. Ainge through a near heart explosion. These are not independent occurences.” [Corndogg/Hardwood Paroxysm]
Playoff shock in Columbus: “Right now the Jackets seem to be out of their league and in over their heads. These playoffs have been a wakeup call of ginormous proportions.” [Light the Lamp]