Every summer comes and goes and brings with it the joy of the NBA Playoffs as well as the intrigue of the offseason.
The first major event of the offseason is the NBA Draft, which will occur June 27th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. But, the Draft is not without its fair share of pomp and circumstance. Before the Draft ever occurs, representatives for each team in that failed to make the playoffs—or those with high potential draft picks acquired via trade from those who aren’t in the playoffs—must await the results of the NBA Draft Lottery.
Afterwards, potential draftees must undergo rigorous drills to test their individual skills and athleticism in the NBA Draft Combine. They also must endure many sit down interviews with NBA team general managers and coaches, who are looking to figure out their moral character and test their basketball acumen.
In recent years, the league has begun televising the combine to give its hardcore fans an inside look into the draft process and a look at the potential talent that they can expect to be called on draft day in late June. But rarely, if ever, do fans get a peek into the interview process…that is, until now.
Enter Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey.
Morey was kind enough to give fans an inside look into some of the more ridiculous answers that GMs in the league sometimes get when interviewing potential draftees. Some of them are funny and others, such as the guy who didn’t know that his agent was his agent, just make you shake your head in bewilderment.
Such is the life of an NBA general manager, asking questions and hoping for positive, intelligent answers.
Best of luck in this year’s draft.
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