I wrote the night of the lottery that a player the Charlotte Bobcats should consider with the No. 4 pick is Maryland's 7-1 Alex Len. The Bobcats don't have a real center, or didn't last season. Bismack Biyombo, who believe it or not is improving, is a power forward. Brendon Haywood was, at least under previous coach Mike Dunlap, on the end of the bench and out of the rotation.
But: Either Ben McLemore or Victor Oladipo should be available when the Bobcats choose. They're both shooting guards, they're both athletes and Oladipo is as versatile as any player in the draft.
I'd love to be one of those columnists who always knows the one true way, but I don't, at least I don't know. But I don't have to. The draft isn't until June 27.
I love our newspaper's new policy: No more anonymity. That's the idea, anyway. From now, readers have to sign their message board posts.
I get some nasty email. Everybody who has a job that's remotely public does. There are a lot of people who wake up angry, and the majority of them lack names.
I answer almost every signed email I receive, although if you send five a day, I can't promise I'll answer them all.
When I receive an email that's not signed, however, take neither it, nor it's author, seriously.
If you lack the courage to sign your name, how important can your message be?
The Atlanta Hawks sent letters to potential ticket buyers that at least implied Chris Paul and Dwight Howard would play for the team next season.
The letter wasn't totally inaccurate. Paul and Howard will play in Atlanta next season. They'll play there on road trips.