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Wiz workouts, finals thoughts

The Wizards worked out guard Jamont Gordon (Miss St.) and guard George Hill of IUPUI today. Gordon, who averaged 17.4 points per game last season, could have withdrawn his name and returned to school but elected to remain in the draft even though he's not guaranteed to go in the first round. He may not have helped himself by skipping the Orlando pre-draft camp either though other guys were said to have hurt themselves by attending.
What is a guy to do?

A breakdown on Gordon is provided here:

Hill also decided to remain in the draft despite having no first-round guarantees. A 6-2 combo guard, Hill performed well in Orlando and has turned some heads during the workout process.

A write-up on Hill per the Indy Star:

My favorite thing about Hill is that he went to a school called IUPUI. What an awkward name. Couldn't they name that place after Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut or something?

A few thoughts on the Finals:
-When the Celtics put the finishing touches on that win last night, my phone started lighting up with texts and calls from buddies back home in Minneapolis. Folks there were celebrating as hard as anyone because Kevin Garnett remains a respected figure. Next to Kirby Puckett, he's the most beloved Minnesota athlete to come along in decades.
He always played his butt off, stayed out of trouble, never complained about Kevin McHale's stumbling and bumbling and remained loyal to the T-Wolves. If anyone deserved a ring, it was that guy. The funny thing? The jukebox in the watering hole I was at kicked out Prince and 1999 as KG and the C's celebrated. Fitting.

-A text message from my buddy Matt, a hardcore C's and Red Sox fan here in DC, summed it all up: "Thank you for KG and David Ortiz. From the bottom of my heart. No insult intended." The state of Minny welcomes you Matt. Now, if Adrian Peterson (Purple Jesus) ever wears a Patriots uniform, I'm taking a header off of the Key Bridge.

-It's official: Kobe Bryant is NOT Michael Jordan. Would MJ have ever gone out like that? Ever? No.

-A word of advice to young would-be sports scribes: don't ever compare teams/athletes/coaches/fans etc. to the crazy guy with the goofy 'stache.

By Ivan Carter  |  June 18, 2008; 2:22 PM ET
 
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