The results of the NBA 2019-20 recruiting survey were outlined on Monday. Recruits, like normal people, believe that Zion Williamson or Ja Morrant will win the Rookie of the Year. LeBron is the collective rookie favorite player. They are most concerned about the speed of the NBA-level game, and most feel they need to work the most in their shooting.
And they collectively believe that Cam Reddish will have a better career than Zion Williamson.
In the ballyhooed question "which rookie will have the best career?" Reddish led the way with votes from eight of the 42 recruits I voted on. Zion tied fourth with two votes, behind Red, Morrant (seven votes), De & Andre Hunter (five votes), and R.J. Barrett, Jackson Hays and Kobe White. Twelve other players received votes. It seems like two recruits have not voted on this issue, nor have they voted for unacceptable players, or maybe I'm just bad with math.
On the one hand, as John Schuhman of NBA.com points out in his always enlightening preparation, and the Duke Player always wins or draws to win this category in this poll. The victory of the Reds is the sixth consecutive year that the Blue Devil has reached the top. On the other hand, ZION ALSO BECOMES DUK. Who watched these two and Barrett play together last season and came to the conclusion that Red would have a better professional career than Zion? Not a single known analyst I know. Just new recruits and, I'm sure, some Hawks fans now.
We'll see in 20 years. I WILL HOLD YOU, 201
Why didn't the fox stay?
In a shocking twist, Deron Aaron Fox left the US basketball team on Saturday morning before the team flew to Australia for the next stage of its preparations for the FIBA World Cup (which will begin in 10 days). Fox was promoted to the top level team at the start of the calendar this summer and seemed locked in making the last roster to head to China. He will now stay away to “focus on the upcoming season.” He is the second young Sacramento king to appear seemingly prematurely, joining Marvin Begley III, who dropped out almost immediately after being promoted to senior squad.
Fox did not play much in Friday's TV game against Spain against Spain, but reports suggest that the program will take everyone else (14 players) to Australia and make final cuts there this week. And then Fox escaped. The motive is the question. His stated reason: to focus on the upcoming season.
Is this true? Or did he or his agent want to avoid a long trip to Australia (and vice versa) if it seemed like he might ultimately not make the final list? Did Gregg Popovic or Jerry Colangelo level up with the bubble players and give them a choice (while saving the inconvenience of being cut)? Or is it all done on an individual level?
OR DIVAC PULL FOX AND BAGLEY TO HELP SERBIA USEFUL GOLD ??? replace DeMarcus Cousins I think it's … um … a good idea? Here is Matt Ellentack's chronology of the story of Cousin's tragic injury.
Fewer faults are called in the WNBA. Is this a problem?
Stephen Curry promised money for golf programs at Howard, HBCU in DC That's why it's so important, by Harry Liles Jr.
James Harden has already warned us that there is a new move that looks like a trip, but is definitely NOT a trip . Is this a side leg with one leg three?!?
Will Joe Joe Tsai Move New York Freedom to Brooklyn?
Dan Devine on the estate of Mikhail Prokhorov in Brooklyn.
Really cool story about Deron Aaron Fox and his right-hand man Chris Gaston, who leads with Fox, who plays a John Legend song on a grand piano on a rented condo while commenting on the free agent's landing spot Liles. Talk about a lady.
How Pascal Siakam Can Take the Next Step.
Zack Kram whether this is the worst US team in modern history.
Hearts are by David Blatt.
Finally: the Popay Chicken Sandwich> that other one. This is the gospel.
Be excellent to one another, like everyone else, seven days a week.