NBA Draft: You Can Call Me Al

By - June 28, 2007

For an undisclosed reason (so far), we're skipping Kevin Durant and going straight to No. 3 pick Al Horford, who is wearing the Atlanta cap with the team's new logo. (Kind of an awkward hybrid between the Louisville Cardinal and the Southern Illinois Saluki.)

Horford said all of the right things about his desire to help the Hawks in the right direction. The soft-spoken power forward had to think for a little when asked what his first purchase would be after signing his NBA contract ("a car") but didn't hesitate when the reporter asked what kind ("a Range Rover").

We're receiving word that No. 4 pick Mike Conley, Jr., is on his way to the dais as the Draft Tracker indicates that Yi Jianlian just went sixth overall to Milwaukee. Very interesting plotlines on the Chinese prospect's selection by a small-market team -- much, much more on that later.

Posted by at 08:06 PM on June 28, 2007

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