I’m going to be honest, I don’t watch NBA basketball. Not at all. But I do like to hear where the KU players end up going and what # pick they were. Here’s how the draft ended up:
Round 1 (ONLY ROUND 1 PICKS ARE GUARANTEED A CONTRACT)
#13 pick – Brandon Rush (Portland but traded to Indiana)
#27 – Darrell Arthur (New Orleans)
#4 pick – Mario Chalmers (Minnesota but traded to Miami)
#22 – Darnell Jackson (Miami from Orlando)
#26 – Sasha Kaun aka Shaka Khan by me (Seattle from New Orleans) although they say he probably going to play in the Russian pros b/c they offered him a big contract that they don’t think the NBA will match.
It’s great that they had 5 players picked up but I really wish that the non-seniors would have stayed to play another year. It’s going to hurt our team. Yes, I know that my best friend Bill Self says that the team is going to be great even w/o them but I’ll believe it when I see it. Ye (I) have little faith.
Don’t you love how Paul Pierce (another former KU player) was the MVP player for the NBA Finals?