Now that I’m a Suns season ticket holder for the first time I feel a bit of extra investment in the team and their moves – basically I don’t want them to completely suck this year. The Shaq move was good, and I’m hoping they don’t deal Amare but to be completely serious, I don’t expect title contention, but 48 wins and a 6 seed wouldn’t be a ridiculous request.
In Thursday’s NBA Draft the Suns added Louisville SF/PF Earl Clark. For those of you unfamilar with Clark he’s apparently a mercurial talent who can be every bit as good as he is allegedly apathetic about the game. The book on Clark is that he’s a 6’9 tweener who handles the ball like a guard, can rebound, and is extremely athletic. The bad news is he doesn’t appear to have the greatest “motor” (which is white-speak for “he isn’t Tyler Hansborough), lacks consistency, focus, and mental toughness. Admittedly those aren’t the prime qualities you’re looking for in a lottery pick – but from most reports Clark was a top-5 talent in this draft. He averaged 14 points and 9 rebounds for a very tough Lousville team. The points don’t jump out at you, but 9 rebounds is more than solid. To help talk myself into the pick I’ve consulted the most reliable and non-biased source on the web – YouTube. Because if there is one thing you can trust in this world it’s that YouTube (along with wikipedia) will provide only the most accurate and appropriate video evidence of someone’s talent.
Look at that! He dunks and stuff. He also got some rebounds and scored some points. Well I’m convinced – the guy is the next Shawn Marion. (Let’s not worry ourselves with the fact that on a recent podcast Chad Ford compared Clark to both Lamar Odom and Tim Thomas…shh).