Did anyone else see the Press Conference this morning? I only caught the tail end of it. Talked about the upcoming draft and current players.
Some highlights that I caught -
He said that he wanted to get a player or players that could help the team in the upcoming year. He said that he thought Hibbert and Koufos could help right away, but Randolph would be a player that they would have to wait on. It didn't sound like he was interested in Randolph, but sounded like he likes Hibbert a lot.
He also said that he thinks he can get another first round pick if they want it. If he got another pick, he would want it to be in the teens - twenty. Was specifically asked about Memphis at 28 and he said that was too deep for him to trade for.
Said he would have to take a long hard look at Gordon if he was available at 11.
He said there were four players he really liked at 11 with it being realistic for two of them to be there when they pick.
He said he wasn't too concerned about getting a point guard in the draft. He thinks they can do some things to acquire a good point guard or two outside of the draft. By the way, he said, they also have one point guard that is for sale.
Finally, he was asked about Shawne Williams, and said he was on very thin ice. Said if there was a deal that was proposed that they could get something good back, they would consider it. Otherwise, Shawne is on really thin ice.
More was probably covered, but this is all I was able to catch.
Edited to add - he sounded really confident that they could get a second first round pick.
Also, he made a joke about one player - I think it was DJ Augestin, saying that he's the same size as Kravitz.
He was asked about Lorbek and, I believe, Stanko. Said that they need to make a decision about Lorbek soon. He is developing, but not at the rate Bird would like. Said he is still a good player, though. I think he was talking about Stanko when he said he was developing nicely, and is in their plans within the next three years or so. I got distracted at this point and may have misheard though.
Finally - he said he thought DJ White and George Hill would be gone by the time they pick in the second round.