Count to Three and Take Deep Breaths

Posted by Rob Mahoney on June 25, 2009 under News, Roster Moves | 10 Comments to Read

Just minutes after giving Maverick nation a collective heart attack, Ric Bucher comes through in the clutch to announce the the Mavs and Thunder swapped the 24th and 25th picks, leaving the Mavs with foreign point guard prospect Rodrigue Beaubois.  Much, MUCH, better than B.J. Mullens.

Faith restored, but I’ll never forgive Donnie for my near-fatal encounter with shock.

EDIT: It was just announced that the Mavs have also acquired a future second rounder in the deal.  Whoo!

With the 24th Pick in the 2009 NBA Draft…

Posted by Rob Mahoney on under News, Roster Moves | 2 Comments to Read

Donnie Nelson just did the unthinkable.  With quite a few intriguing prospects still on the draft board (including the revered DeJuan Blair from Pittsburgh, among others), he elected to select B.J. Mullens — THE B.J. Mullens from Ohio State University.

I’m glad I’m here at the AAC for the press conference post-draft, because Nelson’s got some ‘splaining to do.