Nets Should Keep Us All Guessing
And then there was this tweet earlier today from DraftExpress's Jonathan Givony: "Nets are speaking out of both sides of their mouths. On one hand comparing Favors to Stromile Swift, on other telling ESPN he's the pick..." What's going on here?
I don't mean to blow anyone's minds, or step on faces, but since when are we supposed to know who is going where before the draft? Isn't it in team's best interests to throw out mixed signals and smokescreens, especially when there are so many trades rumored to be in the works, and so much volatility after John Wall and Evan Turner? The two weeks before the draft are not about us verifying our guesses. It's when teams not only weigh their options more critically than ever, but also when they enter into some serious gamesmanship with their fellow franchises.
So great, if so and so gets a promise, or it's ascertained that some player won't slip past some number, we know a thing or two. But that's not the job of teams. To the contrary, they're kind of not doing their jobs if, in a draft like this, we have too clear an idea of where they're headed. Hats off to the Nets. They're not goofin' around -- they're one of the few teams aggressively giving it their all.
Because after all, it's not about us, it's about them.