Vince Carter is 40 years old, and has no business putting the ball through his legs and dunking.
And yet, 40-year-old Vince Carter did just that during pregame warmups ahead of the Grizzlies-Pelicans game on Tuesday.
Mitchell has taken a ton of strides this year to get himself to where he could be a first-round pick if he decides to declare for the draft. First and foremost, he’s hitting about 38 percent of his 3s this year on a high volume. That’s pretty good!
Second, though, he’s gone from “pesky defender” to “one of the elite” perimeter defenders in all of college basketball due to his length and athleticism. That kind of skill will open doors for him, and it’ll be incumbent upon the hard-working Mitchell to keep working on his offensive game to match.
Miamians will be up in arms over this snub, as many feel that he’s been the greatest pro athlete in South Florida, including the beloved Dan Marino, who made it to one Super Bowl for the Dolphins but never won a championship.
There’s no doubt Wade will get his jersey retired, joining Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway and Shaquille O’Neal, who only had a three-plus season stopover in South Beach after his Laker playing days. If Shaq could get his number retired with such a small Heat resume, then it stands to reason that Wade one day will merit a statue.
Look, anyone who tells you they have a great feel for where Giles should be slotted onto a draft board is trying to sell you a bill of goods. While Giles has shown more flashes recently, he still has done nothing on the floor this season that would put him anywhere near the top 20 of a draft board.