Saturday, June 25, 2016

POTpourri

Friday, June 24, 2016

Auston Matthews

Scottsdale, Arizona native Auston Matthews was drafted first overall today by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2016 NHL Draft.



The Arizona Coyotes selected Clayton Keller & Jacob Chychrun in round 1.

The Minnesota Wild selected Luke Kunin in round 1.  Complete draft results here.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Suns Draft

The Suns decided to fix the hole in their front court in today's NBA Draft.   First, they selected Croatian PF Dragan Bender with the fourth overall pick of the draft, then they traded up to the eighth overall spot and drafted Washngton PF Marquese Chriss.  It's an interesting strategy, the ceilings on both of these guys is off the charts, both have a lot of work to do on their games though.  I hope one of them can play some Center.  It's going to be fun watching them develop.  In the 2nd round the Suns selected Kentucky PG Tyler Ulis.  Ulis may be small, but the guy can really ball, I really like that pick.



Timberwolves Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Providence PG Kris Dunn in the first round of tonight's NBA Draft.  He sounds like a perfect fit for a Tom Thibodeau coached team.  His defense is ahead of his offense at this point but the skills are there for him to be a very good NBA point guard.  I really like the young talent the Timberwolves are assembling.  I do wonder how much longer Ricky Rubio is a Timberwolve at this point though.  That's too bad too, because despite his flaws I like Ricky Rubio.

Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons was drafted first overall today by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2016 NBA Draft.



Complete 2016 NBA Draft recap here.

TPSG 2016 NBA Mock Draft 3.0

The NBA Draft is tonigh, so I thought that it would be a good time to post one final mock draft.   No major changes from Mock 1.0 or 2.0.  Here goes:
  1. Philadelphia 76ers - Ben Simmons - SF - LSU
  2. Los Angeles Lakers - Brandon Ingram - SF - Duke 
  3. Boston Celtics - Kris Dunn - PG - Providence  
  4. Phoenix Suns - Marquese Chriss - PF - Washington  
  5. Minnesota Timberwolves - Jamal Murray - OG - Kentucky 
  6. New Orleans Pelicans - Buddy Hield - OG - Oklahoma
  7. Denver Nuggets - Dragan Bender - PF
  8. Sacramento Kings - Jaylen Brown - SF - California
  9. Toronto Raptors - Jakob Poeltl - C - Utah  
  10. Milwaukee Bucks - Henry Ellenson - PF - Marquette 
  11. Orlando Magic - Skal Labissiere - C - Kentucky
  12. Atlanta Hawks -  Deyonta Davis - PF - Michigan State
  13. Phoenix Suns -  Timothe Luwawu - SF - France
  14. Chicago Bulls - Dejounte Murray - OG - Washington
  15. Denver Nuggets - Furkan Korkmaz - OG - Turkey  
  16. Boston Celtics - Domontas Sabonis - PF - Gonzaga 
  17. Memphis Grizzlies - Wade Baldwin - PG - Vanderbilt
  18. Detroit Pistons - Denzel Valentine - OG - Michigan State  
  19. Denver Nuggets -Malachi Richardson - OG - Syracuse 
  20. Indiana Pacers - Brice Johnson - PF - North Carolina 
  21. Atlanta Hawks - Taurean Prince - SF - Baylor 
  22. Charlotte Hornets - Malik Beasley - OG - Florida State 
  23. Boston Celtics - Ivica Zubac - C - Croatia  
  24. Philadelphia 76ers - Demetrius Jackson - PG - Notre Dame 
  25. Los Angeles Clippers - DeAndre' Bembry - SF - St. Josephs 
  26. Philadelphia 76ers - Cheick Diallo - PF - Kansas    
  27. Toronto Raptors - Thon Maker - PF - Australia
  28. Phoenix Suns - Juan Hermangomez - PF - Spain 
  29. San Antonio Spurs - Damian Jones - PF - Vanderbilt 
  30. Golden State Warriors - Diamond Stone - C - Maryland 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

John Oliver Blasts the NRA

Once again, John Oliver nails it, this time on the NRA.  Well done!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

AZ Tidbits

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

NeverTrump Republicans

I thought that it would be interesting to post a running list of prominent NeverTrump Republicans.  Granted, it's still early and many could still change their minds, but it's a lot of name and it has to be considered pretty damning to Donald Trump's hopes come November.  This is just a small list too, there are many more.

Here goes:

Friday, June 17, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys - starring Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe as two Los Angeles private investigators who team up to find a missing porn star circa 1977.  They are a true odd couple, Gosling the bumbler, Crowe the hardened thug for hire.  I liked it, it was a nice mix of comedy, action and mystery.  Gosling & Crowe are both great in this one, they had great chemistry too, they looked like they really enjoyed working together.  Shane Black does a nice job of keeping things running smoothly and at a fast pace.  I loved the late 1970's look and feel of it too, it really took me back in time.  If I had a complaint, it's that Gosling's character was just too dumb, his dimness was funny to a point but they really overdid it.  That's a minor quibble though, overall I enjoyed this one, it's a lot of fun.

I will give it 3 out of 5 stars (*****).

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

POTpourri

Monday, June 13, 2016