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Your Evening Dump..Where Wiggins & Parker Are Both Out

KWAPT March 23, 2014 Draft, The Morning Dump 14 Comments

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. 

Wiggins made one of six shots from the floor, missed both his three-point attempts, had one assist and did not take a shot in the final 8 minutes 31 seconds of the game. A stifling zone defense and the commanding presence of Stanford’s towering frontcourt appeared to rattle Kansas, which shot 32.8 percent from the floor.

With Disappointing Game By Wiggins Kansas Falls To Stanford-NY Times

awCue the overreactions. Despite averaging 28 points over his last four games, Andrew Wiggins was stifled by Stanford today. Wiggins scored just 4 points on 1 of 6 shooting and had 4 turnovers during his 34 minutes on the floor. The Duke Blue Devils and Jabari Parker were also bounced out of the Big Dance with their 78-71 loss to Mercer earlier in the week. Parker faired a bit better than Wiggins, putting in 14 points, but half of them were made at the charity stripe as he went just 4 of 14 from the field. So what does all of this have to do with the Celtics you ask? Is it possible that these early exits could impact both Parker and Wiggins’ draft stock? Well let’s certainly hope so.

We’ve already seen future NBA hall of famers practically drop into Boston’s hands on draft day. Who can forget when a guy by the name of Paul Anthony Pierce fell into the Celtics’ lap with the number 10 pick in the 1998 draft. And although he has quite a long way to go before he’s mentioned in the same breath, Jared Sullinger’s “back issues” enabled the C’s to snag him with the 21st pick in 2012. Regardless, Celtics fans on social media this afternoon have made it clear they’re hoping a team or two, or three, could pass on either of these superstars to be.

 

 

 

If you’d like to simulate the upcoming NBA Lottery/Draft, head on over to ESPN’s NBA Mock Draft Lottery. But beware..it’s very addicting. If you’re interested, a guy many think the Celtics could take, Aaron Gordon, is in action tonight at 9:40pm EST as Arizona takes on Gonzaga.

The rest of the links:

Herald: Bradley Shoots For The Stars |Stevens Learns To Teach On Fly

ESPN Boston: Is Bayless In Boston’s Future?

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  • cupcakesofprovidence

    1. they lost their draft stock, fall to celtics
    2. they think they have something to prove, come back for second year in college
    praying that 1 happens

  • hj

    serious question here, is the espn mock draft lottery paid for by the lakers and the bucks?

    • KWAPT

      It’s actually split three ways w/the Sixers being third team.

    • bill_nair

      Even the draft machine takes into account the lakers will be gifted a top 3 pick.

  • wil

    Even if those two fall, i dont think they will reach the celtics seeing as to we are tied at 5th and theres more teams who suck more than us

    • KWAPT

      True, but we also have quite a few picks (understatement) that could be used as part of a deal to move up. But depending on

      • wil

        true, but what i dont like about drafts is its literally a talent lottery. you never know what you get until they get to the NBA.

        will be an exciting off season tho

    • KWAPT

      We also have a crap load of assets (picks) that could be used as a means to trade up as well. But I agree-we’ll have to lose quite a few of our remaining games to make a push for Orlando. But LA is about to win so we’re going to move into 4th. It’s so tight between us, Lakers, Jazz & Kings: http://www.tankathon.com/

      • LA Flake

        Also, the worst teams have rarely landed in the top 3. I think it’s happened once or twice at the most.

  • swissflix

    Lakers won, Utah and Sacramento won. What a nice way to start the week.

  • bill_nair

    Hopefully this hurts Wiggins stock. I have a feeling either him or Jabari will fall out the top 3. If the Cavs land in the top 3 we can almost guarantee they’ll select someone that shouldn’t go in the top 3.

    • LA Flake

      Yeah but the Cavs could definitely use either Parker or Wiggins.
      Let’s just hope we get one of the top two picks.

      • bill_nair

        I agree but im not sure I trust they make the right decision. I mean Bennett as the first pick? Waiters when he wasnt even considered a top 10 pick? Hell im a fan of Tristan Thompson and I believe they reached on him.

        Im just being hard on the Cavs but never count out a team taken someone ahead of where they should go.

  • LA Flake

    Whoa, whoa, hold on a minute!

    Paul Pierce’s middle name is Anthony???