As I was walking inthe NBA Entertainment Studios, I spot Houston Rockets' Kyle Lowry standing in the back of the hospitality tent. Lowry was being interviewed by media, as he was there to represent Houston at the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery who ended up with the 14 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.
As soon as he finished, I approached him to ask if he had time for a quick talk with Project Spurs. He agreed and we shared a few laughs over the food and beverages being served.
In this Q&A, Lowry shares his thoughts on the NBA Draft, the departure of Rick Adelman, the Houston Rockets, the San Antonio Spurs and more.
Jeff: If you were the General Manager for Houston, what kind of player would you want the team to draft?
Kyle: If I was the GM, I probably wouldn't be here (laughs).
In the draft, there's good players in every position. You know you got the kid (Derek) Williams out at Arizona, you got Kyrie Irving, you know you got the kid (Kawhi) Leonard, there's a lot of great talent in that class. I think whoever you get in this draft will be a solid player in this league and a great talent as an addition to a team.
What do you say to those who say this draft is not strong?
That's what they said about a lot of drafts. You always seem to find those diamond in the rough type players. You know I don't think any draft is a weak draft. I think every draft is a strong enough draft. You got potential pro players. You're obviously getting drafted as a pro, so you're obviously good enough.
Houston was knocking on the door of the playoffs this season but didn't make it. Looking for positive things from the Rockets next season?