• Charlotte ranked 28th of 30 teams in offensive efficency.  They've got a nice defensive stopper at the wing with Gerald Wallace -- a guy who can hide Adam Morrison if need be.  I don't think that Morrison is the defensive liability that most think he is.  And let's face it -- the Bobcats need some guys who can move off the ball.

  • I like Aldridge in Portland -- particularly with the imminent departure of Przybilla.  I'm perplexed with the poo-pooing by the ESPN experts.  Let's wait and see with Thomas.  I'm not sold on Athletes.  Darius Miles?  Stromile Swift, no? 

  • Atlanta did well.  I know they need a point, but at least they didn't choose yet another wing player.  He should be a solid 13-8 guy, top 5 in blocks, 3rd team All-Defense by his qualifying year.