Funny callout of Chad Ford and his grading on the draft
Even funnier when you read the rest of his grades. He gave the lakers a A- for drafting Brian Cook and Luke Walton...WOW. And I can't work in the NBA
They got two very talented, veteran college players who should step right in and contribute. Cook is a good fit in the Lakers' system. He's got a lottery-pick game and if he can convince Phil Jackson to actually play him, he could replace Robert Horry. Walton is the smartest player in the draft and you know what Jackson thinks of smart players. He could end up playing point forward for the team in year one.
Luke is the greatest 2nd round pick ever and Cook was traded for Ariza. I feel that grade is accurate. I'm just saying...
Ok let me put it this way...if this were in 2006, would you have agreed with the picks? And why I'm even debating this...we're talking about the actual picks not what happened 5 yrs down the road :-)
Yeah, but we didn't win the title in '06:) The Shaq trade was laughed at, but it eventually netted us LO and Pau. You gotta think long term. We're such a "right now" society. I applaud Chad for having the foresight to know that those picks would work out six years later. He is a very well paid gentleman:)
That isn't the Gangsta D that drank hunch punch with me in '98. He would never say that LOL