Thursday, June 26, 2008
Well here we are folks. It's one of the most enjoyable nights of the year and it's become a fun tradition here at AA. There will be photos, videos, analysis and fun all evening long, so comment early and comment often. We'll get underway around 7pm but in the meantime feel free to click through last year's draft.
Last Year's NBA Draft Live-Blog
Great it's only 6:30pm and Dickie V is already yelling about the age limit and CDR being underrated. It's going to be a long night.
And we're live from NYC and MSG! Stu Scott is on the mic and the camera is showing fat people running into the building. Eric Gordon is wearing a white suit and has the early nod as the Jalen Rose Award Winner for the night.
"It's also a diaper Draft."- Jay Bilas
"Teenagers in their early 20s"- Stuart Scott starting off early (Via Judderman)
Hahahahahaha. Ric Bucher is the Chris Mortensen of the NBA. I swear the guy just makes up trades throughout the day in his head. "Lebron, Wally, and Z for Ben Gordon? Sounds good!"
"He can get up and down the court like running at full speed."- Jay Bilas on Rose
Ugh....here we go. ESPN is already trying to ruin picks before they happen. Please, please stop this!!! We all know they're taking Rose, but we like the mysticism! In case you care there's a stellar WNBA matchup on ESPN2. Colleen Dominguez weird me out for some reason. Not sure why.
"I saw a guy in the bathroom just before the show....."- Stuart Scott
It doesn't really matter what the end of that sentence is.
Popeye Jones + Hair = David Amber (Via Anon)
The Chicago Bulls are on the clock!!!!! Okay David Stern....stop rambling. It always amazes me when a team that has the first pick takes the full five minutes.
1. Derrick Rose
PG, 6'4", 195lbs
O.J. Mayo is really "Waldo," Eddie's friend from "Family Matters." (Via Anon)
Haha...good pull. I love the glasses he's sporting too.
"He can dunk with his elbows when they throw him a lob."- Jay Bilas
Someone get him in the dunk contest right now!
"This is a guy with a bounce in his swagger."- Mark Jackson
I'm not going to be able to keep up tonight. Oooooh and a Screamin' A interview right off the bat. I'm not going to lie....I kind of like him in this roll. Oh and Doris Burke is on the mom interviews. Awesome duo.
Before the 1st pick "Jays Best Available" Um...everyone? (Via Lammy742)
2. Michael Beasley
F, 6'9", 235lbs
"He's got arms that extend past normal human limits."- Jay Bilas
"What will be the pick? Only one man knows for sure, David Stern."- Stuart Scott
Umm, what about the people who MADE the pick? (Via Jay)
Good point. These draft hats are actually pretty badass. David Amber also weirds me out in the way that Dominguez does. Don't know what it is.
How many times did Bilas say "score" in that hightlight of Beasley? (Via Anon)
Had to be at least 10....I stopped counting.
"He's bouncy."- Jay Bilas
Is he gunna star in the Clueless remake? (Via BK)
3. OJ Mayo
G, 6'5", 215lbs
S.A.S. just isn't asking the hard questions tonight. I'm bored with him already.
"What went into you alls decision?"- Stuart Scott
"I thought he was a pre-packaged guy."- Jay Bilas (Via Lammy)
What does that even mean? He just confuses the hell out of me. And the rumored trade that ESPN was talking about is off. The Sonics are picking.....
4. Russell Westbrook
G, 6'3", 180lbs
Annnnnnd there's our first stretch of the night! Seattle needs a PG, but I think they could have traded down and still have gotten Westbrook.
"What are you Russell Westbrook?"- Stephen A. Smith
Great question. Hey, Kevin Durant is here! Stu Scott mentions the Knicks and the place goes crazy. What's up with that weird lite bright lattice that's above the arena?
5. Kevin Love
C, 6'10", 250lbs
Does anyone else think the full court shot from Kevin Love is like the Kyle Boller throw from his knees?
I'm surprised Kevin Love went so high. Usually the NBA hates on big white guys. (Personally, I think he's got mad skills.) (Via Jay)
I concur. There's a difference between a hard nosed big guy like Love and one that looks weak and plays weak like Andrew Bogut. Annnnnnnd I'm already sick of the Doris Burke family interviews.
6. Danilo Gallinari
F, 6'9", 209lbs
God I love it. Fran Fraschilla says that his nickname is "The Rooster" but we all know it's "The Big Cock". Oh and he already has a shoe. That's nice.
"You hear the Knicks fans and they are sleeping on you."- Stephen A. Smith
"I would like the team to win and I play hard. New York City is the best city in the World. I like to win and play hard and stay with my teammates and play with my skills."- Danilo Gallinari
"Don't get caught up in the people booing, they don't know you."- Mark Jackson
Good advice actually.
It's OK, kid. They're not saying, "Boo," they're saying, "Booollissimo." (Via Anon)
7. Eric Gordon
G, 6'4", 222lbs
"He's got an elongated reach."- Jay Bilas
Come on Jay...what are you trying to pull on us? Stuart Scott keeps talking about this freshman record....can someone please tell him it's because of the age limit? It's not some crazy feat or something.
JVG for the second time admitted he didn't know much about a player. You gotta love ESPN's choice of analysts for the draft. You know, the people who are supposed to analyze things. (Via Jay)
"He's a unique package because of his size."- Donnie Walsh (Via Anon)
8. Joe Alexander
F, 6'8", 225lbs
"He's got great spring in his legs."- Jay Bilas
Stephen A. Smith just seriously turned in to Elmer Fudd there. Wow. He is out of his element.
9. DJ Augustin
PG, 5'11", 172lbs
Hahahahaha. I knew someone would stretch for him. How the Bobcats can pass on Lopez is beyond me and they obviously have no faith in Felton.
Michael Jordan's biggest decision is which golf course he's going to play tomorrow and not the Bobs draft pick. (Via Anon)
Brook Lopez is the Aaron Rodgers of this draft and I couldn't be happier. Slip to the Wizards! I've also typed Brook Lopez's info into the last two picks so I'm pretty sure I'll never forget his stats.
10. Brook Lopez
C, 7'0", 240lbs
Damn....I was hoping for much more of a slip. Now we just need his brother to drop into the second round.
"His arms stretch out to 7'5""- Jay Bilas
We need a Steve Young of the NBA Draft so we can hear someone go nuts over a stupid pick. I could see JVG but he knows nothing about college players. (Via BK)
"It's great to have the guy out of my hair."- Robin Lopez
Please slip....pleeeeeease slip. Why is he even there?
"The Nets got an absolute steal, they should put a mask on." - Jay Bilas (Via SS Reporters)
I swear I don't hear these as they're said. I must tune him out.
11. Jerryd Bayless
G, 6'3", 195lbs
F'ing steal! I'm so glad the Pacers didn't end up with Augustin here. I don't know why I'm openly rooting for them, but I love when teams get players like Bayless without trying. We also learn that Jerryd shot a hole-in-one at the age of 10. Good info. Also Jer is wearing a pimp ass white suit with white shoes.
I would hate to be Jamaal Tinsley right about now.
12. Jason Thompson
PF, 6'11", 250lbs
Ummmm.....wow. I don't really have anything else to add.
"Jason is not here."- David Stern
Who is Jason Thompson? And why is he going in the lottery? If only there were a group of analysts who could tell us more than he's "solid... really... solid"... Thanks Jay! (Via Anon)
That about sums that pick up. Let's pretend that never happened. Also, quick trivia question....name the last Kings first round draft pick who contributed to the team.
13. Brandon Rush
G, 6'7", 205lbs
Awesome pick. They are just loaded with talent. Unbelievable team. (Apparently I'm channeling my inner Jay Bilas)
It really makes you appreciate Kiper a lot more, doesn't it? (Via Anon)
A-f**king-men. This group is giving us nothing. Jeff Van Gundy doesn't know anything about the college game and Mark Jackson seems lost. Bad idea ESPN.
Did SAS just ask Brandon Rush how he feels about playing with Brandon Rush? (Via Anon)
Yes....yes he did.
14. Anthony Randolph
F, 6'10", 197lbs
"Arms that go forever."- Jay Bilas
"Randolph is only 197 pounds and makes Brandan Wright look like Mr. America."- Jay Bilas
Dickie V is talking about Kevin Love now and says you can always pick up guards later in the Draft. Ummm.....have you looked at the rest of the prospects list? And he throws in an Italian restaurant joke. Kill me.
15. Robin Lopez
C, 7'0", 245lbs
"He's more defensive orientated and he has bigger hair."- Jay Bilas
Wow....that was sort of a shock. It's a good pick though because he can run.
Ford is reporting that Portland is sending Rush and Jarrett Jack to Indiana for Bayless. (Via Anon)
I hate Robin Lopez already.
Robin Lopez. Must Improve: Goofy hairstyle (Via Lammy)
16. Marreese Speights
C, 6'10", 250lbs
"This guy can shoot. He shot 62% from the field...that's ninth in the NBA."- Stuart Scott
Are you f**king kidding me?!?!?! How does that even compare?
17. (Via Toronto) Roy Hibbert
C, 7'2", 278lbs
"He's a big man, 7'2", 278 pounds. What the best thing about him Jay Bilas?"- Stuart Scott
"His size and his skill level."- Jay Bilas
Okay as long as the Wizards don't pick Kosta Koufas....I'm good. Oooh and we get a montage of cry baby Brook Lopez being bored at the draft. Fuck you millionaire.
"Robin is someone who can defend at the defensive end."- Terry Porter
18. JaVale McGee
C, 7'0", 240lbs
Enh....I'm not against this pick but I would have rather have had Hickson or Arthur. I pleaded for the Wizards to take a similar player in Paul Millsap.
Ike Diogu and Jerryd Bayless head to Portland for Jarret Jack and Brandon Rush go to Indiana.....Wow. That seems pretty pointless for all involved.
JaVale McGee's mom played in the WNBA? Seriously? And sadly, I can't come up with a good joke for this. I admit, I choked. (Via Anon)
What was Roy Hibbert's nickname again? (Via SS Reporters)
Thanks for asking! Brendan Haywood 2.0....thank god they didn't draft him.
"J.J. Hickson is just a horse down low."- Jay Bilas (Via BK)
19. JJ Hickson
F, 6'9", 235lbs
Man watching those highlights I wish he was going to the Wizards. I love this pick for the Cavs. They need an athletic guy like Hickson.
With the 19th pick in the NBA Draft. The Cleveland Cavaliers just lost LeBron James. (Via BK)
Hahahahaha. So true. Hey, JVG is there! I had no idea until he just spoke. He seriously goes a good 35 minutes without saying a word.
20. Alexis Ajinca
C, 7'0", 220lbs
"He makes Basketball. He makes Basketball look like he's playing nerf basketball."- Fran Fraschilla
Thank God he's there. Oh and the Bobcats suck ass. That's all I have to say.
Another player going to Indiana from Portland.....JOSH MCROBERTS!!!!!!!! Hey a Duke Player!!! Good times.
"It's a whole hat switching thing. Proposed trades, teams, and guys changing hats."- Stuart Scott
God I hate you. Hey Arthur is still there! Who predicted that the other day?
21. Ryan Anderson
WOW!!!! That is by far the worst pick of the draft. I don't even have to watch the rest. Ridiculous. Who's running the Nets???
90-90 Liberty and Fever- 2OT....Wait...where Am I???
Okay I'm back! I'm feeling Courtney Lee here.....
22. Courtney Lee
G, 6'5", 205lbs
BAM! Perfect pick for the Magic. I reached with Dontae Green in the first mock draft, but Lee is the ideal guy for them.
"He used to drive and beat me up at the same time, so he was my ride but he would also beat me up so. All I know is that he hasn't let go of that buffet down there in Orlando."- Jeff Van Gundy on Stan Van Gundy
AA, grade ESPN's coverage so far...I'm giving it a solid D. (Via SS Reporters)
Yes Stu, we know the Pac-10 isn't a basketball school that's because it's a conference. (Via BK)
23. Kosta Koufos
C, 7'0", 265lbs
Can the Jazz re-draft Greg Ostertag? Because they should after that pick.
Utah selects Kosta Koufos (as I giggle again)... and really, this is the perfect match of player, team, and city... the only way this would be better is if Kosta was a Morman. (Via Anon)
Is it just me or is this Draft going insanely slow?
Kosta Koufos. Must Improve: Ear Shape (Via Lammy)
24. Serge Ibaka
C, 6'10", 228lbs
Yaaaawwwwwwwwn. God I cannot stand Fran Fraschilla. Can we just get rid of the International position?
Must Improve: Experience
"How do you improve your experience?"- Jeff Van Gundy
Mr. and Mrs Ibaka
Must Improve: Birth control (Via Anon)
17 kids?!?!?! Good lord.
"You've always got your finger in one of your old teams don't you?"- Stuart Scott
25. Nicolas Batum
F, 6'8", 210lbs
"I compare him to Rudy Gay in terms of what he could end up being."- Fran Fraschilla
Ummm....a nothing? And the orange Ric Bucher gives us the info on an Arthur kidney issue. That sucks.
Are we not gettign the SAS interviews with the foreign players? Why must the WWL deprive us of this hilarity? (Via Anon)
Seriously....where the hell did SAS go?
I'm not convinced that the Spurs will draft Arthur... given the new report on his Kidney... well, Sean Elliot's not doing anything, right? Too soon? (Via Anon)
26. George Hill
G, 6'2", 181lbs
Ummmmmmmm.....I would never question the Spurs Draft strategy, but....yeah. WHO?!
"The Hornets are on the clock but they're making the trade, the pick, basically from Portland pending a trade."- Stuart Scott
What in the world is he talking about?
"On the clock now...the...Charlotte Bob....uh the New Orleans Hornets."- Stuart Scott
27. Darrell Arthur
F, 6'9", 230lbs
HEY!!!! Good for Arthur and he's headed to Portland. This team is just freakin' staked now. Amazing.
"Doris is with ya mama."- Stephen A. Smith
"Thank you Stephen A. Sondra, as soon as your son was picked the tears started to flow, those tears are reflective of what?"- Doris Burke
"I'm sorry say that again?"- Mama Arthur
When did Doris Burke turn into James Lipton? Fran Fraschilla talks about Marc Gasol and I fall asleep.
28. Donte' Green
F, 6'9", 220lbs
This seems like a waste of a pick to me but we're in best available territory. Rudy Gay now has a clone.
"He's got a lot of tools, he just can't find the keys to the toolbox right now."- Jay Bilas
"We breek in ESPN's Ric Bucher."- Stuart Scott
Stu is having the worst broadcast of his life and I'm loving every minute.
29. DJ White
PF, 6'9", 251lbs
Whoooo! I got one right on my Mock Draft!!! He's a perfect fit for the Pistons. The Bill Walker talk was nonsense.
"The last time the Pistons took a player from Indiana in the first round was a guy named Isiah Thomas back in '81."- Stuart Scott
"Booooooooooo!"- MSG Crowd
"Come on don't boo Isiah."- Stuart Scott
"You have to have the disease of greed."- Mark Jackson
I actually kind of like that phrase. Damn you Mark Jackson.
I'd love Chalmers as a backup to Rondo, and even play in the same backcourt with him when they go small. (Via Anon)
Interesting. Your thoughts intrigue me....I would like to subscribe to your newsletter. What the hell happened to the clock too? The Celts have been up for about 15 minutes now.
Okay, Stuart Scott just denigrated the sale of the gatorade-soaked shirt... the proceeds from which went to charity. What a dick. (Via Heef)
Stuart Scott just told someone that donated $50,000 to charity to get a life. You Stuart Scott need a life and a bitch slapping. (Via Anon)
30. JR Giddens
G, 6'4", 208lbs
Very interesting choice. He wasn't on anyone's board in the first round but he'll fit in nicely. Great....Dick Vitale is back. He's looking haggard at this late hour. He's still bitching about the age limit....I love you Dick, but shut the hell up. He also blows Mark Jackson for a good 5 minutes....I'm done with him.
According to Ford, Detroit and Seattle swapped picks. Detroit picked D.J. White for the Pistons, and Seattle will pick twice in the 2nd round for Detroit. So...keep your eye on CDR being picked by the Sonics. (Via Anon)
I'm so confused. This is why I love the NBA Draft!
Way to start off the second round MSG! Someone yells "Where's Steven A?!" as the coverage kicks off. Good times. The hecklers are getting rowdy.
31. Minnesota- Nikola Pekovic
Ummmmm.....who? Here comes Fran...
"He's big....is he good?"- Stuart Scott
"He's mid-lottery talent. He's a mean nasty joker."- Fran Fraschilla
What the hell are they talking about? I'm getting pissed now. It's official....DJ White is heading to Seattle.
32. Detroit- Walter Sharpe (F, UAB)
Ummm right. Okay.....where are we again? Larry Brown is getting booed by MSG and they're just looking for things to be pissed off at.
"What satisfies you most about what you've done so far."- Larry Brown
"I'm satisfied I got a job."- Larry Brown
He just doesn't even care anymore. Hahhahahaha and the crowd starts chanting, "JEFF VAN GUNDY...CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP!"
33. Memphis- Joey Dorsey (F, Memphis)
"He's an absolute man."- Jay Bilas
Wait... so Joey Dorsey was at the draft too? Now I'm confused. (Via Anon)
Dude....just drink. I have no idea what' going on either. The main stage team is stupid, there are random players in the stands........IT'S THE NBA DRAFT! I love it.
34. Minnesota- Super Nintendo Chalmers (G, Kansas)
Again, who the hell is Nikola Pekovic?! DeAndre Jordan is a steal at this point. CDR is a tweener so that's not surprising.
35. Los Angeles Clippers- DeAndre Jordan (C, Texas A&M)
I really, really want a team to draft a foreign player, and just some random guy in the MSG audience/stands/bleachers/whatever to come down and get his picture taken. (Via Anon)
Oh it's coming! The highlight of every Draft.
37. Milwaukee Bucks- Luc Ricard Mbah A Moute (F, UCLA)
I love how ESPN still hasn't told us who went at #36 during the commercial break. We're waiting....
36. Portland- Omer Asik (Turkey)
Thanks ESPN. And I have no idea who that is....pointless.
"Asik in Turkish means lover."- Stuart Scott
38. Charlotte- Kyle Weater (G, Washington State)
The Blazers just drafted a Turk, and someone very audibly cracked open a can of soda (I hope!) on the set. (Via Jay)
Heard it too! I bet it was Stephen A. Smith....wait he's not on the main stage?
39. Chicago- Sonny Weems (F, Arkansas)
Not a bad pick there. He's a good player, but can't shoot.
Sonny Weems? I'm calling shenanigans. That's the made up name, right? (Via Anon)
I wish it was my name. The Nets are up....
40. Chris Douglas-Roberts (G, Memphis)
Amazing pick. After the smoke has cleared the Nets are doing big big things. Add Lebron in 2010 and you have the #1 Seed in the East. Is Calipari drinking Vodka and Crans? That's awesome.
"If we had drafted like that when I was at the Nets, I'd still be coaching the Nets."- John Calipari
F it... I love that CDR pick to the Nets too.. he might not be a starter, but backing up VINSANITY, and, you know, being the guy who plays defense when Vince just gives up. He'll be perfect. (Via Anon)
Agreed, although I felt the same way about Lawrence Moten back in the day.
Jeff Van Gundy
Must Improve: Knowledge of well...other things besides how to bag Alyssa Milano.
(Via SS Reporters)
That's a winner.
41. Indiana- Nathan Jawai (F, Australia)
42. Sacramento- Sean Singletary (G, Virginia)
Damn I was hoping Singletary would somehow make it to the Wizards and he could replace Roger Mason Jr. Oh well.
@AA... wow, a Lawrence Moten name drop... impressed! (Via Anon)
I've been trying to tell you this has been my life for over 20 years.
43. Patrick Ewing Jr. (F, Georgetown)
Interesting. He could pan out but it's not likely to happen. The guy can jump but he has no shot, offense, or rebounding. Hey Larry Bird via satellite with the most boring commentary ever!
Larry Legend may have had too many Vodkas and not enough Red Bulls. (Via Three Bean Salad)
So, basically, we're waiting for Bill Walker to get taken now, right? He would have been a lottery pick next year if he'd gone back, right? (Via Anon)
Ummmm maybe last year. Don't know about next year. He just seems lazy to me.
If Larry Bird and D-Wade had a conversation...... (Via SS Reporters)
44. Utah- Ante Tomic (C, Croatia)
45. San Antonio- Goran Dragic (G, Slovenia)
ESPN should know that Bird couldn't comment on proposed trades, yet their guys focused on that anyway. Still not sure if that was as inane as Stu's 2-question interview with Doc Rivers...and one of those questions was about his Gatorade-soaked shirt being auctioned. (Via Anon)
I can't describe how terrible this broadcast has been.....just plain boring. Great video of Tomic making wide open layups too. He's a winner. It's funny that Chad Ford decided to break up with the Euros this year, but they're getting scooped up all over.
46. Detroit- Trent Plaisted (F, BYU)
I'm surprised that ESPN has footage of these people. I saw him play in one game last year and.....well Jay Bilas just mentions it. Good job Jay. He did well against UNC last season.
47. Washington- Bill Walker (F, Kansas State)
I FUCKING LOVE IT! Piss towels and popcorn for everyone!!!! That just made my night. I don't think I've ever been happier for a second round Wizards pick outside of Gheorghe Muresan and/or God Shammgod.
48. Phoenix- Malik Hariston (F, Oregon)
49. Golden State- Richard Hendrix (F, Alabama)
This just proves Simmons' point about how important chemistry is on the set of a live/studio show and outside of JVG and Jackson these guys don't have it. This broadcast just proves that these shows totally depend on the host and Stu, you didn't have it tonight. (Via BK)
That theory certainly holds true most of the time but not always. I don't think Mike Tirico adds anything to a broadcast but he doesn't screw up like Stu. Scott is just lost tonight.
50. Sonics- DeVon Hardin (C, California)
Adam Silver tells about a trade that already happened and Hardin is a good pick. I'm dragging now people. And wow, ESPN even throws in an ad for its video conferencing software. Good times.
51. Mavericks- Shane Foster (G, Vandy)
USHAH! USHAH! Why did I know that was his nickname even before Stu mentioned it? That's right the NBA Draft song! I forget the name of the Ad Firm that sent that song to me, but bravo for getting it on ESPN.
"I do listen to Usher, it's on my Ipod right now."- Jay Bilas
52. Miami- Darnell Jackson (F, Kansas)
53. Utah- Tadija Dragicevic (F, Serbia)
Utah is just stocking up on foreigners now.
54. Rockets- Maarty Leunen (F, Oregon)
Is it just me or is the worst second round ever?
Somebody just... just needs to put Stu down... maybe just for the night, maybe for longer, but he needs to go. (Via Anon)
And Super Nintendo Chalmers goes to the Heat.
55. Portland- Mike Taylor (G, Iowa State)
Wait.....you can draft people from the D-League?!?!?! People are just making up shit now. This is crazy.
"He's a hungry player, has a terrific motor, and really goes after it."- Jay Bilas
Shut up Jay....you have no idea. Mark Jackson just said something about the NBDL but my brain shut off.
56. Seattle- Sasha Kaun (C, Kansas)
"SASHA Kaun, SASHA Kaun, SASHA Kaun SASHA Kaun, Let me love you SASHA Kaun."- Stuart Scott
Didn't see that coming AT ALL!
"Over seas, where he's from"- Jay Bilas
... shut up Bilas... Just shut the fuck up. (Via Anon)
I'm just done at this point. Someone carry me through the final four picks please.
57. San Antonio- James Gist (F, Maryland)
Hey yo! I didn't even think he was going to be drafted!!! Good times.
Dagger AA! Dagger! Bill Walker is gone...(Via Anon)
The Wizards trade Bill Walker to the Celtics for cash?!?!?! Dammit. This Draft officially sucks. I was stoked about that pick. So pointless.
58. Los Angeles- Joe Crawford (G, Kentucky)
59. Detroit- Deron Washington (F, Virginia Tech)
Well if you want someone to teabag players....he's your guy. Too bad he can't shoot worth shit. Mike Taylor goes to the Clippers............ahhhhhh who cares?! Adam Silver thanks some people who he calls his "friends" at MSG and.....
60. Boston- Semih Erden (C, Turkey)
My god that was borderline unbearable. Thanks everyone for seeing me through that nonsense and please ESPN.....NEVER PUT THOSE FOUR TOGETHER AGAIN!!! I knew it was a bad idea to begin with, but the final product was even worse than I had imagined. Mark Jackson has absolutely nothing to say, Jeff Van Gundy also has nothing to say but adds knowing nothing about College players (and openly admits it), Jay Bilas just makes up words the whole time but who can blame him with that supporting cast, and Stuart Scott.......Worst. Host. Ever.
Ugh. Thanks for all of the comments, jokes, and love tonight. More videos, analysis, and grades tomorrow. Cheers!
UPDATE: Well this is interesting. Via ESPN....
The Minnesota Timberwolves aren't holding on to O.J. Mayo for long.
Two league sources told ESPN.com that the Wolves have reached an agreement in principle with the Memphis Grizzlies that will send the draft rights to Mayo, Marko Jaric, Antoine Walker and Greg Buckner to the Grizzlies in return for the draft rights to Kevin Love, Mike Miller, Brian Cardinal and Jason Collins.