2013 NBA Draft Lottery – Cavs win! Nerlens Noel, Kevin Love, Chris Bosh? – WFNY Podcast – 2013-05-22

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WFNY Podcast LogoScott joined me for about 20 minutes to discuss the Cavaliers goings on since winning the NBA draft lottery last night. Here’s what we talked about more specifically.

  • The turmoil of having the first overall pick in the draft

  • What do you think about the trade down cuteness?

  • Due diligence and just how little fans and media can do

  • Nerlens Noel and how good he needs to be in order for Grant to justify taking him

  • Do you trust Chris Grant to avoid the tendency to chase height and need?

  • Kevin Love and how unavailable he really is

  • James Harden wasn’t available until he was either

  • Lamarcus Aldridge and his availability

  • Marc Gasol and his ability to be moved

  • Chris Bosh’s name and how nobody has talked about it yet

  • Free agency pool and who you would look at in free agency

  • Zach Lowe’s critique of the NBA lottery event and the Cavs

  • Players and how goofy they look on the dais

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  • Vindictive_Pat

    Bosh is 29… will turn 30 during next season. He’s a guy I’d love to have on the Cavs right now, but 3-4 years from now when this team is hopefully vying for a championship, do we still want the Cavs to be spending big bucks on him? This isn’t an argument to what you guys were saying by the way, just asking a question.

  • Harv 21

    agree with both of you about the way fans spout dogmatic draft expertise, as if we scout players and actually know something. I don’t attribute this to twitter like Scott; maybe that has amplified it but it’s all the unholy offspring of Mel Kiper, Jr., the Godfather of blowhard amateur player opinions. Now it’s snowballed and leaked into basketball. Just yesterday I commented about Noel’s shoulder width as an indicator of his future ability to gain sufficient weight … sounds right to me but what am I talking about? GMs pay the price for bad evaluations with their jobs. The Kipers never do, because no one calls them on their inaccuracy and, because they’re entertainers, no one cares. Their essence is the confident attitude and entertaining manner when their “expertise” is delivered. But this makes us fans think we know something because, hey, looks like anyone can do this.