Archive: June, 2008
We're less than two days until the bank opens.
When the clock strikes midnight on Tuesday, the Sixers have about $11 million to spend in one of the most important offseasons in recent years.
Only Memphis has nearly as much money to spend as the Sixers.
NEW YORK -- Pat Calathes was not among the 60 players chosen in tonight's NBA draft.
The St. Joe's forward/guard was hailed as a potential second-round pick, but that wasn't the case.
Calathes joins Mark Tyndale, Frank Elegar, Mike Green and Kyle Hines as local guys who will be looking for free-agent contracts beginning now.
Former Penn Charter star Sean Singletary was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the second round with the 42d pick overall in the NBA draft, making him the second local player taken.
Singletary was the third-leading scorer in the ACC with 19.8 points per game his senior season at Virginia. He is the only player in ACC history with 2,000 points, 500 assists, 400 rebounds and 200 steals.
The Kings also selected Lenape High and Rider standout Jason Thompson with the 12th pick in the first round.
Is it 2004 all over again?
As reported in today's Inquirer, the Sixers are bringing in former Lenape High and Rider forward Jason Thompson for a last-minute interview at PCOM this morning.
Does that remind anyone else of Andre Iguodala?
NEW YORK -- The first round is over and the local watch begins.
Pat Calathes from St. Joe's should be the next local player to go. He could be taken sometime in the middle of the second round.
Former Penn Charter guard Sean Singletary is also a possible late selection.
NEW YORK -- Darrell Arthur is the last one in the "green room" to go here at Madison Square Garden. He dropped to No. 27 because of health issues, and remember, this is a player the Sixers had thought about taking.
Other notable players who are in danger of slipping out of the first round:
-- Syracuse's Donte Greene, who left after his freshman year.
NEW YORK -- Kosta Koufos was the ninth freshman taken in tonight's first round, a new NBA record.
Koufos went No. 23 to Utah.
A list of the freshmen:
NEW YORK -- One deadline down and now I'm going back through the notes. Here's the line of the night so far courtesy of O.J. Mayo (the question comes from CNBC's Darren Rovell):
Q: Readers on my blog today said that if you go to Minnesota, they would call you The Mayo Clinic. What do you think about that?
Mayo: Yeah, my mother was telling me about that. I guess it's a pretty big-time clinic in the Minnesota area. SO hey, gotta roll with it.