...Just as Walter locked in +10 for Portland, I have been patiently waiting (praying) that the line would go down a half point...and it has: Start up three team eight point teaser with the Warriors -1.5. Not only do I save a point of victory from having to win by two points now, I also get off of the dreaded teaser tie, which constitutes a loss in higher point teasers at my house. Good luck to everyone tonight.
New Jersey Nets: Tiny Gallon, PF, Oklahoma, 6-9, Fr.
The Nets reportedly like Gallon and could use their third pick of the 2010 NBA Draft to take a flier on the young prospect.
Miami Heat: Dominique Jones, G, South Florida, 6-5, Jr.
Jones would be a steal with the first of Miami's four second-rounders. Williams, Warren, White and Johnson would all be good values here to help their backcourt depth.
Sacramento Kings: Ryan Richards, F/C, England, 7-0, 1989
Sacramento could use some depth in their backcourt, but apparently really likes Richards.
Portland Trail Blazers: Elliot Williams, G, Memphis, 6-4, So.
Maybe I'm totally missing the boat on Williams, but I think he will available here meaning Portland, who is reportedly very high on him, won't have to use their first-round selection to get him.
Washington Wizards: Quincy Pondexter, SF, Washington, 6-7, Sr.
Quincy Pondexter could go late first round and would great value here for the Wizards who are likely losing Josh Howard this offseason.
Milwaukee Bucks: Jarvis Varnado, PF, Mississippi State, 6-9, Sr.
With three second-round picks now, the Bucks will have to address their need for some depth up front and Varnado is college basketball�s all-time leading shot blocker.
New York Knicks: Armon Johnson, PG, Nevada, 6-3, Jr.
With back-to-back second-round picks, the Knicks take the top guys on their big board since they need help all over.
New York Knicks: Terrico White, SG, Mississippi, 6-5, So.
Sticking with the best available player theory, White is loaded with talent. I've also read in the past day that the Knicks are reportedly very high on Sylven Landesburg and Brian Zoubek.
Indiana Pacers: Devin Ebanks, SF, West Virginia, 6-9, So.
If he had any sort of jump shot, Ebanks would be a first-round lock but seems to have little draft buzz right now.
Miami Heat: Willie Warren, G, Oklahoma, 6-4, So.
Warren was once a lottery prospect but struggled with his shot and injuries this past season causing his stock to plummet. He would be a great value here for the Heat.
Los Angeles Lakers: Da'Sean Butler, G/F, West Virginia, 6-7, Sr.
Da'Sean Butler knows how to win games, which is what the Lakers do. He could contribute off the bench right away due to his incredible basketball IQ and ability to shoot the basketball.
Milwaukee Bucks: Trevor Booker, PF, Clemson, 6-7, Sr.
Some muscle and depth inside which the Bucks need.
Minnesota Timberwolves: Miroslav Raduljica, C, Serbia, 7-0, 1988
Raduljica reportedly blew off a workout for a bunch of NBA teams which hurts his stock. But with five (possibly six) picks, the Timberwolves can take a flier on him.