By Matt Norlander
NBA season's over, so now all the attention is beamed at Newark, which is hosting this year's NBA Draft. (I never thought I'd be making two trips in three months to such a paradise.)
The previous podcast was with the proprietor of the terrific draftnik website, DraftExpress.com. Today we've got some CBS synergy going on, as I wrangled Wally Szczerbiak from the CBS Sports Network. It's a breezy podcast, clocking in at under 18 minutes, but in that time Wally gives plenty to think about. His thoughts on Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams struck me as against-the-grain in nature and you'll definitely want to listen for those.
Then there's the special moment when I'm talking about Trey Thompkins and he's talking about Tristan Thompson. Wait for that -- it's magical. I also do some name-association with about 10 to-be-drafted guys, Wally giving me one-sentence recaps on them as we go. He's a huge Ben Hansbrough guy.
Also, I ask the former No. 6 overall pick to retrace his steps when he was coming out of Miami of Ohio in 1999, being a high picked from a mid-major school. Are there comparisons to Jimmer Fredette that are fair? A reminder: subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, or if you have a Zune, we've got you covered there as well. And for the XML-savvy, here's a permalink.