We were a little skeptical and sarcastic when we heard Penny Hardaway said he thought he could help the Heat.
Okay, we’re never a little skeptical and sarcastic — we’re bloggers. But in a follow up interview with the Orlando Sentinel Hardaway sounds like he understands where he is right now. And that is not the NBA.
“That was something that I felt in my heart that I felt my talent would match well with (Miami). I wasn’t trying to come back to the league, just that I could help in that role,” Penny Hardaway told the Orlando Sentinel Monday. “If it doesn’t work out, I’m going to stay retired.”
That’s best, because Penny could still probably dunk over Jamaal Magloire or any of the rest of the Heat centers. Actually, ‘lil Penny probably could. And we’re trying to keep their confidence up.
Kentucky held a two-day combine last season for NBA scouts.
Now, LSU and UNLV are following suit.
Rob Dauster of NBC Sports:
The Runnin’ Rebels will hold their event on October 23rd and 24th at the Mendenhall Center, UNLV’s practice facility, sources told NBCSports.com. The expectation is that all 30 NBA teams will be in attendance.
LSU has potential No. 1 pick Ben Simmons and another first-round prospect in Tim Quarterman.
UNLV features lottery prospect Stephen Zimmerman.
This won’t replace scouts attending games and watching practices, but the fact that all 30 teams plan to attend shows how seriously the pro league takes these. No college team wanted John Calipari to have that competitive advantage in recruiting, so the smart ones are leveling the field with their own combines. Soon, more college teams will follow.
As the calendar gets packed, NBA teams might have to pick and choose which they attend. At that point, we might get little clues about which prospects they’re scouting hardest.
I’m assuming Frank Kaminsky is fulfilling some type of rookie hazing ritual.
I also watched this way too many times.