Tuesday, July 03, 2007

2007 Draft Update

Acie Law

Last Thursday, the Atlanta Hawks made Acie Law the newest member of their team by taking the 6’4” guard with the 11th overall pick in the draft.

Acie will be joining the youngest team in the NBA and a team that could have a VERY bright future ahead of them.

The Hawks also took Florida forward Al Horford with the 3rd overall pick in the draft.

Law and Horford will be joining young players such as Josh Childress, Joe Johnson, Speedy Claxton, Josh Smith, Marvin Williams, Zaza Pachulia and Sheldon Williams.

Coming off a disappointing and injury riddled 30-52 season, in which no individual player played more than 72 games, the Hawks have nowhere to look but up as they head into the 2007-2008 season.

The addition of both Horford and Law will help to make the Hawks an immediate factor in the eastern conference next season.

I guess now I finally have that excuse I have been looking for to order the NBA League Pass. [right honey?]

Antanas Kavaliauskas

There was an outside shot that Antanas Kavaliauskas would have been taken by someone seeking help at the forward position late in the second round.

The bad news is that Kavaliauskas did not get the phone call he was hoping for as he went undrafted.

The good news is that the first team to call Antanas after the draft was over was the Houston Rockets. Kavaliauskas has agreed to a free-agent contract with the team and will join their summer-league team in Vegas when they begin play on July 10th.

Kavaliauskas is facing very long odds to make the Rockets’ roster next season, but you can be assured that he will work harder than anyone at that camp trying to show that he is worthy of a spot.

You can follow all of the Vegas summer league action at:

The Rockets’ schedule is as follows:
July 10 vs. L.A. Clippers
July 12 vs. Dallas
July 13 vs. Washington
July 14 vs. Sacramento
July 15 vs. New Orleans

[Photo courtsey of NBA.com]


At 7/03/2007 9:56 PM, Blogger Malaise said...

I already have an agreement w/ the wife for the league pass.

Plus w/in 20 minutes of him being drafted - I went online to get a Hawks hat.

Then for the next five hours I dreaded this possible announcement, "We are announcing a trade, the rights to Acie Law have been traded to..." and being stuck w/ a freaking Hawks hat.

Glad that didn't happen.

At 7/04/2007 8:49 AM, Blogger Steven said...

I also forgot to add that I thought Acie did a very classy thing when he invited both of his former college coaches, Melvin Watkins and Billy Gillispie to sit with him at the draft.

The guy just continues to impress.


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