"He can't get depressed, he plays for the Knicks." - Charles Barkley on Nate Robinson's dunk contest misses

 
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8  -  Luke Babbitt - SF/PF, 6'9, 225
New Orleans Pelicans - Signed as a free agent in February 2014
       Date of birth: 06/20/1989
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 16th pick, 2010
     Out of: Nevada
  NBA Experience: 4 years
  Hand: Left





From blog:


   Sham's 2010 NBA Draft Night Recap, Part 1
2010-06-27

Pick 16: Things get weird when Minnesota draft Luke Babbitt from Nevada with the 16th pick. The pick itself is not bad - a Luke Jackson-style player is fine in this range. But it's another small forward for Minnesota, and that remains true even after Ric Bucher comes on to announce that Babbitt is being traded to Portland, along with Ryan Gomes, in exchange for Martell Webster.

You can't draft someone at #16 better than Martell Webster? I bet I could. And is Martell Webster the best use for Ryan Gomes's partially guaranteed salary? Surely not.

Babbitt chews gum throughout his interview and wears a blue shirt with a white collar. Inauspicious debut.

The last player from Nevada drafted that high is currently on suicide watch in prison. True story. I'm sure it means nothing, though.

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