The Times is asking readers a question that sports fans hope one day becomes relevant — can Seattle support six pro franchises and college sports?
Coach Lorenzo Romar has been a staunch proponent of of the Sonics returning to the city and believes the team will not have an adverse effect on the Huskies.
But what do you think?
If NBA and NHL teams come to Seattle, can this market support six pro franchises and college sports?
TUESDAY AFTERNOON LINKS:
— Fun story by ESPN.com Insider, which had NBA players participate in a mock draft. Former UW star Isaiah Thomas picked for Sacramento at No. 5 and chose to bypass former teammate Terrence Ross and fellow Husky Tony Wroten Jr. Tacoma-area product Avery Bradley had the 21st and 22nd pick for Boston and chose Wroten with the latter pick. Ross went at No. 23 to Washington.
— Seth Davis at SI.com talks to a NBA scout who gives the inside scoop on 52 draft prospects.
— Jeff Goodman at CBSsports.com believes Wroten will be the first pick in the second round.
— Former Washington great Brandon Roy, who is planning to return to the NBA after a year away due to a knee injury, is reportedly being pursued by Chicago, Dallas, Indiana and Minnesota.
— Former Arizona State guards Jamelle McMillan and Brandon Dunson give their opinions on the Pac-12 players in the draft. McMillan on Wroten: “Tony’s a guy I’m not really big on to be honest. At least not right now. I think he’s a guy who should’ve done like James (Harden) and come back for a second year. Although, now’s not a bad time to go considering nobody knows for sure who will go from picks 2 through 40, so it might work out.”
— Nice story on Thomas who is working a youth basketball camp this week in Tacoma by News Tribune columnist Dave Boling.
Updated: 8:01 p.m.