Joe Girardi got tossed during the game and Brian Cashman got fired up beforehand as the Yankees beat the Braves. It was the win they badly needed.
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The NBA Draft is tonight. Back when I covered college hoops in Connecticut, doing a mock draft was always fun and I covered the draft a few times.
A few thoughts:
• Saw Hasheem Thabeet twice in person last winter. He can run all day and block shots. But it’ll be a few years before he’s strong enough to rebound in the league and he has no offensive game.
• There is no chance Ricky Rubio is worth the second pick of the draft. Two questions: Can he get his shot off against better athletes and who can he defend?
• Love Jonny Flynn. Love James Harden. They have old-school games and won’t pass up big shots.
• Brandon Jennings is not nearly as good as he thinks he is.
• Stephen Curry is not really a point guard. But he’s probably better than anybody else the Knicks can get at that slot. But Ty Lawson could run that offense.
• Never take a Duke player. Never.