Posted on: May 28, 2008 11:09 pm
Edited on: May 29, 2008 12:20 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Joey Dorsey was the star of Wednesday's NBA Pre-Draft Camp.
He performed well in the morning game.
But his greatest moments actually came in the postgame interviews.
By now you've probably heard how Dorsey explained to a group of reporters that he knows the Bulls are taking Michael Beasley with the No. 1 pick, and there is nothing funnier to me than the Associated Press moving a story on Dorsey's breaking news. Imagine your John Paxson and somebody approaches you as you're walking around the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex asking for your reaction to Dorsey's unveiling of your draft plans. Honestly, is there anything better than that?
Anyway, in the process of creating news, Dorsey also made a good point.
This NBA Pre-Draft Camp is more like the NBDL Pre-Draft Camp.
Consider that just two players here -- Ty Lawson and DeVon Hardin -- are projected first round picks in the Sports Xchange's mock NBA Draft, and only three other guys -- Wayne Ellington, Davon Jefferson and Dorsey -- figure to be reasonable possibilities. That means 59 of the 64 prospects competing this week basically have little chance to emerge as a first-round pick, and that statistic had Dorsey, well, I'll just let him tell you.
"It pisses me off," Dorsey said. "I wanted to go up against the best."
Alas, the best are only doing interviews on Thursday.
Because that's the way the agents want it, and it's probably not changing in the near future. If anything, it'll likely get worse because agents prevent their borderline first-round clients from competing against everybody projected below them, which is why the hope of prospects going to the Pre-Draft Camp and launching into the lottery is more outdated than New Kids on the Block.
"You want to see how you'd do against everybody," Richard Hendrix said. "But it is what it is."
Posted on: May 23, 2008 10:10 am
Antonio Anderson and Robert Dozier are keeping quiet about their future plans.
But, as always, Joey Dorsey is talking.
The former Memphis Tiger told CBSSports.com on Friday morning that though Anderson and Dozier are still technically in the NBA Draft, they are planning to withdraw and return to college for their senior years.
"They will be coming back to school," Dorsey said. "Take it from me. They're coming back."
Assuming Dorsey is correct -- and he promised he is -- John Calipari is assured of another preseason Top 15 team even with the losses of Dorsey, Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose. A probable Memphis starting lineup will be Willie Kemp, Tyreke Evans, Anderson, Dozier and Shawn Taggart.