The basketball website Hoops Hype has just come out with a preliminary mock draft for the 2010 NBA Draft. Look who they selected for the Raptors:


“An athletic European big man with great size and length?” We have one of those already:


I can’t say we are all that thrilled about how that is working out.

“Not the toughest player around?”


Why does that description sound familiar?

 “Struggles at times on the defensive end.”


Jesus, why would we do this twice?

“Is a very poor rebounder.”


He’s fucking seven feet tall and grabs six boards a game. Even by accident he should be getting more than that.

“Can get frustrated when things aren’t going his way.”


Does “frustrated” mean the same as “lazy”? Because if so, I am pretty sure we have a player that covers that characteristic off.

What current player do they compare Mr. Motiejunas to?


“Andrea Bargnani”. 

Seriously, fuck you sideways, Hoops Hype. I can say with great certainty that you have done a piss-poor job of gauging the mood of basketball fans in Canada regarding their “star” centre. What’s that old adage? “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, I will fucking burn the ACC to the ground if you draft another Euro stiff.” Yeah, that sounds about right.