As I seem to have made participatory content my BaB niche, I am introducing an interactive mock draft with the BaB community. I borrowed this idea from Clips Nation.
The idea is that individual members of BaB will get to play GM for the NBA teams and we will hold a draft accordingly. Each pick will take place on the corresponding day in June (thus, the player with the 17th overall pick will choose on the 17th of June). This player will then post a comment justifying his or her choice.
Here are the rules.
1. Select your favorite NBA team that is not the Bulls. E-mail this selection to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your BaB username. Also, please post this choice in the thread below so that we are all aware of which teams are left. The following teams do not possess 1st round picks or fall outside of the 1-27 range, so do not pick these teams: Toronto, Houston, Lakers, Golden State, Memphis, Miami, San Antonio.
2. Research the team and the various draft picks that may fall to them.
3. On the day of June corresponding to your draft pick, you will select a player from the pool of players that have not been previously taken in this mock draft. E-mail this selection to email@example.com. I will send reminders to each of the participants as the date nears.
4. I will post new threads related to this draft on a weekly basis. Within this thread you should write a lengthy post about your choice. This is the entire point of this mock draft as it will spur discussion on the merits of the various players.
5. The Bulls pick will be chosen by way of a poll so be sure to log in on June 20th if you want to influence the debate!
6. If there are not enough people participating, I will ask a few of you to draft for multiple teams.
Alright gang, that's it. The more the merrier so be sure to sign up! Try to pick lower draft numbers so that this thing can gain some life of its own.
1st Round Draft Order - BlogaBull GM.
1. Cleveland Cavaliers - Mike.Faust.9
2. Orlando Magic - rowseyna
3. Washington Wizards - Ceasaleo
4. Charlotte Bobcats - BroLaxChill
5. Phoenix Suns - fsun
6. New Orleans Pelicans - Orlando Sims
7. Sacramento Kings
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Minnesota Timberwolves
10. Portland Trail Blazers - THEKILLERWHALE
11. Philadelphia 76ers
12. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Toronto)
13. Dallas Mavericks
14. Utah Jazz
15. Milwaukee Bucks
16. Boston Celtics
17. Atlanta Hawks
18. Atlanta Hawks (from Houston via Brooklyn)
19. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Los Angeles)
20. Chicago Bulls
21. Utah Jazz (from Golden State via Brooklyn)
22. Brooklyn Nets
23. Indiana Pacers
24. New York Knicks
25. Los Angeles Clippers
26. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Memphis via Houston)
27. Denver Nuggets
28. San Antonio Spurs
29. Oklahoma City Thunder
30. Phoenix Suns (from Miami via L.A. and Cleveland)