A couple of picks before the Nuggets were up I commented on the draft live blog that I wanted DeJuan Blair so badly that it guaranteed that either someone would pick him right in front of Denver or they would pass on him.
Anyone ever heard of Sergio Llull?
Me neither. If you want to know more about Mr. Llull (seriously, he has that many l’s in his name) here is his Draft Express profile.
As excited as I was about Denver acquiring Ty Lawson, I am that disappointed in their selection of Llull. To make matters worse, Blair ended up going to San Antonio. That was just pouring salt in the wound.
Update: Denver sold the draft rights to Llull to the Houston Rockets. I understand Denver wants to save as much money as possible, but what makes me mad is you can save money by having a player like Blair who has a bottom dollar contract on your team. They will now have to spend much more on a veteran big, whether it be Johan Petro or someone else, to provide that depth.