Much-Anticipated 2014 NBA Draft Class Challenged as Over-Hyped, Nothing Special
April 3, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
What if all of the self-induced suffering—the losing, the lousy basketball, the humiliation—wasn't worth it? What if you tanked the NBA season, only to find there was no glitzy reward awaiting you in June? What if, after all the breathless hype, the 2014 draft didn't produce a single transcendent player?
"We're looking at a draft that still may not have a single transcendent player," Fran Fraschilla, the ESPN analyst, said by phone Sunday afternoon.
Forget transcendence. What if there were no "game changers" in the draft?
"There aren't any game changers in the draft," Danny Ainge told Boston Celtics season-ticket holders last week.