Andrew Bogut was the first Australian to be drafted first overall in the NBA. The man is a monster at 7 feet and 260 lbs. Fans who have followed Bogut know that he suffered some incredible injuries during his time Milwaukee. Once he was dealt from the Bucks to Golden Sate – Bogut seem to fit ride in and his career took off again. His heroics in last season’s playoff run by the Warriors thrilled fans across California and the entire NBA. If you are a Warriors fan we want to talk to you. We are always looking for bloggers for Getrealbasketball.com. If you would like to join our blogging team please email us @ email@example.com. You can follow us on Twitter @Getrealbasket or @NBAFantasyPlus.
No one loves LeBron as much as LeBron and he must be loving the speculation by the sports world on where he will be playing next year. Anytime you tune in to ESPN or TSN you can clearly see that the LeBron James circus is front and center for NBA fans across the league. The Heat faithful are watching this drama unfold as King James demands that Heat management walk on water to keep him in his adopted home. Cavaliers fans are painfully aware that James is not well known for his loyalty and that he is likely to bolt if he gets another mega offer. The magic trio of Wade, Bosh and James is all but done and Heat Nation seem likely to loose Chris Bosh and LeBron James – sooner rather than later. Heat fans might appreciate this YouTube clip as it looks back at all James’ great moments in Miami. It was fun while it lasted.
The Bulls had four needs this offseason: scorer, shooter along with back-ups at the point guard and center/power forward position. By trading the 16 and 19 picks for Doug McDermott, the Bulls filled the need for a shooter. However, with those two picks, they could have got Jusuf Nurkic and Shabazz Napier or Gary Harris to fill the back-up big as well as back-up point guard or shooter (they drafted Nurkic and Harris and sent them to Denver to receive McDermott). While the Bulls may have got the best shooter in the draft, they may have given up too much.
Originally, the trade was reported without the addition of Anthony Randolph to Chicago. The trade made perfect sense, as Chicago filled a need, and saved more salary cap space than if used both of their first round picks. However, the addition of Randolph scratches some heads, as the Bulls will take a $1.75 million extra cap hit from Randolph next year. This means the Bulls took more of a cap hit from draft night than if they kept their selections, and still only filled one of their off-season needs. This makes it more difficult for the Bulls to sign Carmelo Anthony, a player they desperately need because they are very low on cap flexibility as it is. Continue reading