From the looks of it, Joel Pryzbilla's stock is rising, and he could very well end up being a top 8 pick. This is very good news for Rockets fans if true as it would push someone like Moiso to the Rockets if they cannot trade up or move up in the draft. At first when I heard this, I pretty much laughed it off. However, yesterday I read an article on hoopstv.com about Pryzbilla's traning regiment for the draft. Apparently his agent sent him to some camp in San Francisco where he has bulked up 16 pounds and has been working with a coach on his offensive moves. If all this is true then he could oossibly move into the top 8. I personally think whoever picks him that high (Im pencilling him in to the Nets at 7th overall if they pick there) will really regret it.
The top 6 players in the draft appear to be Martin, Mihm, Swift, Fizer in no particular order as the top 4 and the next 2 being Miller and Miles. This could change some depending on the lottery, but if those are the first 6 chosen and Pryzbilla goes next, then the Rockets are in real good shape. Jerome Moiso and DerMarr Johnson would still be left on the board.
Also, the two major European players Iakovos Tskalidis and Olumide Oyedeji could very well move into the lottery. Tskalidis has drawn some attention from the Celtics as he is a 7-2 center that can rebound, defend and run the floor well. Oyedeji I am thinking will end up being picked by the Mavs. We all know how much Nellie loves European players, and Olumide would give them the size, rebounding and defense they sorely lack in the frontcourt.
If things break in this way, it could be very good news for the Rockets if they receive Detroit's pick. If Oyedeji and Tsakalidis moved into the lottery, that would push out Morris Peterson and Quentin Richardson. Imagine getting one of them in addition to a player like Jerome Moiso. It will be interesting next Sunday to see how the lottery balls bounce.
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