Week 8 notes...Hey guys, I unearthed some interesting situational trends/angles for this week. First off, road teams coming off of a tie are 0-7 SU and ATS the following week, losing by an avg. of 19.3 points. This makes sense considering they played an entire extra quarter, and now have to travel. This puts Seattle and Arizona in very tough spots. Seattle has to go on at 10 AM local time against Drew Bress. The Saints are averaging 36 PPG at home this season. Seattle's defense was also on the field for 47 minutes on Sunday! That's like playing a game and a half in one night. The Cardinals have to face a Panthers team coming off of a bye. Teams off a bye are 34-15 SU against teams who just played an OT game...I like how Walter lists Carolina as an underrated team. They are only giving the standard 3 points this week, and the public isn't really betting on them that much as of right now. They final appear to be a in a decent betting position....On to the New England game. Under Belichick, the Patriots are 10-2 ATS and 11-1 SU in regular season revenge games. With Brady, they are 8-0 SUATS. Brady didn't play in the first game against the Bills, but he should be completely focused considering this is his first game vs. an AFC East foe since his return. And finally, the last four times New England was looking for revenge in the regular season, they won by a combined score of 166-51! Trends and angles don't mean everything, but I still wanted to pass along this info.
The Ravens send the Chargers their 1st and 3rd rd picks this yr and next for their 1st rd pick
The Cowboys send QB Romo to the Jest for their 2nd rd pick
The Dolphins sned QB Tanneyhill to the 49ers for their 2nd rd pick
The Bears send QB Cutler to the Dolphins for their 2nd rd pick
With the 2011 NBA Draft now 10 days away, it is time to break out my first 2011 NBA Draft Mailbag in which I answer some of your e-mails or comments. In this edition, we talk what the Timberwolves might do with No. 2, Jimmer Fredette and a second-round sleeper.
If you have a question about the draft or my 2011 NBA Mock Draft, leave a comment at the bottom of this page and I will try to get to it in my next mailbag. In the words of Chris Brown, "Leggo!"
2011 NBA Draft - Mailbag (June 13):
From Landon M.:
I was reading your latest 2011 NBA Mock Draft and I was wondering what you thought would happen with the T'wolves drafting strategy now that Rubio is apparently going to finally join them. Do you think it would make them more or less likely to make the 3 team deal to trade the number 2 pick? I personally see them making that deal and taking Bismack Biyambo later to strengthen the defense or maybe even taking Kanter at 2. Even though Williams is a great player and possibly the most pro ready he doesn't fit a need for them because of Love and Beasley. It would move one of them to the bench, which would add depth but a team as bad as that should not be overly concerned with depth at this point. I'm sorry for kind of rambling toward the end of that, but thanks for the mock drafts I always enjoy reading them.
--> Thanks, Landon. That trade rumors was hot for less 24 hours before it evaporated. I don't think the trade happens just because Detroit is getting nothing in exchange for their eighth pick just to dump Rip Hamilton's contract.
If I am the Timberwolves, I shop the No. 2 pick in hopes of landing a starting center or shooting guard. If I am not blown away by any offer and think Derrick Williams can play small forward in the NBA, I draft him and try to trade Beasley or Randolph for a 2012 first-round pick if possible since Kevin McHale gave ours away to the Clippers for Marko Jaric. (Timberwolves fans now slam their head in a car door for the next 10 minutes.)
As for Biyombo, while he is a beast and has a huge wingspan, I am not sure how an undersized frontcourt of him and Kevin Love will work out. Biyombo would bring defense to the equation, but the combination of two 6-9 guys in my frontcourt scares me a bit.
With David Kahn's draft history, it should be fun to see how this plays out.
It doesn't make any sense to draft Jimmer at 12. He's a backup behind Devin Harris, and I think he'd be a better fit going to New York.
--> It doesn't make sense for the Jazz to draft Jimmer because he would back up Devin Harris, but it makes sense for the Knicks to draft him so he can back up Chauncey Billups? I've said it before and I'll say it again; no player in the 2011 NBA Draft is going to be a sure-fire starter as a rookie. Not even Kryie Irving or Derrick Williams. So if you can land a solid rotation guy at any point of this draft, consider it a success.
You are right, Jimmer would be a good fit in New York because he could run and gun, and not have to worry about playing defense. I don't think he slides past the Pacers at No. 15 though.
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You need to take a look at Diante Garrett at Iowa State. He is being tabbed as a sleeper pick in the draft. A lot of experts have him going in the early to mid second round.
--> Garrett seems to have greatly benefited from his performance in workouts as of late and, like you said, is becoming a sexy sleeper pick. The thing about this draft is that there is a lot of point guard/combo guard talent that could be taken in the second round. Guys like Darius Morris, Nolan Smith, Reggie Jackson, Shelvin Mack and Charles Jenkins could all go in the late first round but it would not shock me if any of them fell to the second.
Meanwhile, Andrew Goudelock, Norris Cole, Iman Shumpert, Isaiah Thomas, Demtri McCamey, Ben Hansbrough, Cory Joseph and now Garrett could all be taken in the second round. That list doesn't even include guys like Kyrie Irving, Brandon Knight, Kemba Walker, Jimmer Fredette or Josh Selby. So when it is all said and done, 15-20 point guard/combo guards figure to get drafted, and all reports indicate Garrett has worked his way into that group.