LeBron James opted out of his deal so now every NBA team will be coming up with a sales pitch to go after him. This got me to thinking…if I could add any player from another NFL team, who would it be?
My choice is JJ Watt, the LDE from Houston. He can play the run and rush the passer from his LDE spot. In the Nickel, he slides to DT and is a very disruptive interior rusher.
I also considered:
* Richard Sherman – a truly dominant CB.
* Calvin Johnson – would be so fun to see him in Eagles green.
* Haloti Ngata – imagine having him at NT.
* Luke Kuechly – would be great to have an ILB with his instincts and tackling ability.
* Jimmy Graham – freaky weapon.
There is no OLB that I covet.
Casey Clay Matthews is a player I think highly of, but he’s had some injury issues. Could Robert Quinn play OLB? If so, he’d be an interesting addition. He can really fly. Aldon Smith is great, but has major issues.
I’m sure some of you might want a different QB. I’d love to see Aaron Rodgers running this offense. Because of Foles, I find myself preferring to add an impact defensive starter. Maybe that is being short-sighted.
I bet a few people would want Earl Thomas.
Anyone covet a certain PK?
So which player would you want to add if you could?
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The NBA is weird. The first 5 picks feel like the 1st round of the NFL draft. The next 10 feel like the 2nd round. The final 15 picks of the 1st round feel like the 3rd/4th rounds in the NFL. And the 2nd round of the NBA draft immediately feels like the 6th/7th rounds of the NFL draft. Those players don’t have a good chance of panning out.
One team sold a draft pick for $1M last night. How weird is that?
I have no idea whether to be happy or not with the Sixers. Joel Embiid is incredibly talented, but adding another big man with injury issues? That’s not ideal. Andrew Bynum was a complete disaster. Nerlens Noel is a mystery. Let’s hope for the best with Embiid.
I do like Sam Hinkie. I may not understand all his moves, but I do feel like there is a plan. He comes from the Western Conference, where you have great competition and you must be able to think long term.
I would just like the Sixers to get back to being a fun team to follow passively. I was passionate about them during the Dr. J era, but my love of pro basketball left a long time ago. Just not my cup of tea anymore.
So what did you guys think of the Sixers picks? Is there light at the end of the tunnel?