if the Saints would pass on home town once in a lifetime type of player in Leonard Fournette I would DIE!! Mark Ingram hasn't shown to be all that great. We will likely have a new young QB in a few years and a BEAST back would do him wonders. Hell he may help Brees last a little longer in that he won't have to pass 100 times a game. Delvin Breaux, PJ Williams, DeVante Harris, Ken Crawley, Damian Swann, and Kyle Wilson will be plenty enough depth at corner. The 2 UDFA corners have played good considering they are undrafted. I think PJ was gonna have a good year before the devastating concussion. We are missing Sheldon Rankins right now and our top 3 corners. This D isn't as bad as most think, but the devastating injuries to all our corners have killed us, which would happen to every team out there. Plus I'm scared of Bama corners BIG TIME!! They seem to bust or take forever to produce!!
Yeah the Patriots are just clamoring for an interior offensive lineman. After all they have Thuney and Mason as starters at guard with Jonathan Cooper and Ted Karras as back-ups and have a very good center in David Andrews. What the Patriots need is an offensive tackle because Sebastian Vollmer ain't getting any younger and hasn't really been fully healthy the last two seasons. If there's a great prospect at OT at the end of the first round the Patriots should take him. You're out of your tree if you think the Patriot's greatest need is an interior offensive lineman.
Yet again, I will follow Walt's lead for this draft order outside the fact that the Bears land the top pick over the 49ers or Browns, I have more faith in Cutler running into wins before I do with Kessler or Gabbert. Also, there are still some players not in the system such as the Illini DEs, Justin Evans and Malik Hooker at safety. Until they are in I will mock without them.
When someone cashes in on a huge payday and joins up with two of the best players in the league, it's hard to call them an offseason loser. However, LeBron's once squeaky clean imagine took a massive hit in the past month as he has morphed into the most hated player in the NBA since Ron Artest post-Malice at the Palace.
Note to future free agents, even if you are making a hefty donation to a charity, holding a one-hour special to announce your decision makes you look completely asinine and like a total egomaniac. In holding "The Decision," LeBron didn't just burn every bridge in Ohio; he bombed the holy hell out of them.
James will never be looked at the same as a lovable NBA player by fans of the league and has drawn the ire of almost everyone for choosing to team up with two elite players in his hunt for a league title rather than trying to win one on his own. With his addition, the Heat now turn into the Yankees of the NBA and will have targets the size of Australia on their backs for however long the Big 3 play together in South Beach.
As a result of LeBron's decision to "take his talents to South Beach," the Cavs now face the daunting challenge of winning without the King. They still have some talented veterans in Mo Williams, Antawn Jamison and Anderson Varejao, but that core will by no means be a playoff-caliber team anytime soon.
Cavs management has the difficult task of trying to upgrade their roster without having many valuable trade assets. Despite owner Dan Gilbert's promise of winning a title before LeBron does in his rant of a letter, Cleveland is more likely to be one of the worst teams in the league; yet alone sniff the postseason. If they unable to break out their magic wand and make some completely one-sided trades that will improve their roster before February, the Cavs may not be far from blowing up their roster and starting from scratch.
Let's recap: Kahn turned three first-round picks into three small forwards, gave Darko $20 million, traded away his best player for a pair of future draft picks, got into a war of words with Chris Webber that made Kahn look like a complete fool, and was then fined $50K for openly talking about the newly acquired Michael Beasley's fascination with smoking marijuana. That sound you hear is Timberwolves fans repeatedly bashing a hot iron against their skull.
Kahn's plan is messier than the Lohan family. He continues to be the laughing stock of NBA general managers and is winning over no T-Wolves fans or critics. Minnesota will once again be one of the worst teams in the league next season and their future may be resting in Kahn's first-ever draft pick who more than likely will never play a single minute in a Timberwolves uniform. KAAAHHHHNNNNNN!!!!
New Jersey Nets
It started when the Nets entered the offseason with the best odds of winning the NBA Draft Lottery and landing John Wall to help turnaround a franchise that was an absolute embarrassment last season. Instead, New Jersey dropped to the third pick and had to settle for a talented, but still raw Derrick Favors.
Then the Nets figured to be one of the major players in free agency this summer as they entered the offseason with around $38 million in cap space and hopes of landing one or two star players. Instead, they struck out on signing any of the marquee free agents on the market and gave $69 million in guaranteed money to Travis Outlaw, Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow and Johan Petro. To put it bluntly, that is not money well spent. And if anyone can translate that into Russian, new owner Mikhail Prokhorov will understand that his attempt at re-building the Nets this summer was a serious bust.