June 26, 2009


And with that, I am once again an NBA fan. The Wolves needed a face of the franchise in a major way, and with Ricky Rubio, they've now got one. You've gotta love a guy who's gone toe-to-toe with international competition despite being 18 years old. He also looks just like Dmitri Martin. Howeve,r I don't really see why they drafted Johnny Flynn instead of Stephen Curry- how many rookie point guards do you need?

Oh, and an Israeli was drafted by Sacramento.

And the Knicks traded for Darko? I knew they wanted someone from that draft, but I figured it would be LeBron or Wade...

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 26, 2009 01:48 AM

According to your link, Casspi is the first Israeli player to be drafted.
As a UCONN fan AND an attendee of the 1996 NBA Draft (at the Continental Airlines Arena, BTW, before they moved it permanently to the Garden), I must remind you all that the Los Angeles Clippers took Doron Sheffer with the 36th overall pick in 1996.

Posted by: Dan at June 26, 2009 03:47 PM
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