Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel is very likely the No. 1 pick in this draft and certainly a Top 3 choice. As has been said by many, this is a draft full of risks and gambles so you might as well gamble on the 6’10” guy with the crazy wingspan who can jump out of the building. Even if he is coming off ACL surgery.
Noel went on the Dan Patrick show and had the line of the day — ‘With my hair, I’m seven feet” (tall). Noel also talks knee surgery and rehab, plus why he should go No. 1 overall.
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Los Angeles –Devin Booker‘s Suns have the NBA’s worst record (18-41).
“I think everyone is fed up with the losing, from the top to the bottom of the organization,” Booker said this afternoon. “So, for us, it’s what’s next?”
A 3-point contest victory.
Overcoming Phoenix’s poor record to draw an invite to All-Star Saturday Night, Booker won the 3-point contest with a whopping 29 points in the final round.
That score left little margin for 2016 champion Klay Thompson, who capped the event with a 25-point round that was otherwise the night’s high. Clippers forward Tobias Harris, in his new home arena, finished third.
Booker was all smiles after the rare victory.
“Season not going how we planned, but I know a lot of the city was ready for this All-Star Weekend, having somebody participate,” Booker said. “So, I’m glad I could win it.
Where he and the Suns go from here is still questionable, but he has a plan.
“I’m going to win the dunk contest next year,” Booker said. “No, I’m just kidding.”