Re: Trial League Trash Talk and other Exchanges Well, draft night was not without its surpises. Technical difficulties made the early rounds look like a keystone cops episode. The most stunning pick was DLEV "Dumars" 59's selection of the mercurial Shaun Livingston. I swear I heard "the Sleeper has awakened!" but that could have just been a serendipitous Dune sneaking through the thin walls of my apartment. Said Dumars on his pick: "When youre drafting as high as we were, you want to look for a player that has Destroyers DNA." Destroyers DNA is right. Talk about laying the blueprint for the destruction of your chances to field a contending team. Technical difficulties? A supremely optimistic cousin? The group rolled on. My first pick at #9 was a total homer of a pick named Chris Paul. He'll do pretty good if he doesn't break down mid season. Honestly, I had Nash first but Paul's games come on local TV. Basement....here we come! oh Dlev's got that room reserved. Maybe the garage then. Best value picks: Caron Butler falling to me at the position he did. His numbers were underwhelming while the wizards experimented with him as a 6th man but he more than made up for that when the staff came to their senses. His starter numbers come closer to Jamison. Stephon Marbury was a guy I couldn't pass despite needing a C like a man afflicted with scurvy. Its Isiahs buttcheek on the chopping block and it begins and ends with Marbury. I reading uptempo. Will Starbury return to 20/8 form? Worst value picks: David West. I was looking to shore up my bigs and get some decent rebounding into the mix. I had West on my sheet a round higher so he's a guy I wanted but it may turn out to be one of the worst moves I made. Marvin Williams. I don't know what this guy will do for my team. An interesting value opportunity but maybe I should have looked to a specialist to shore up 3ptrs or blks. Make or break pick: Josh Smith apparently. I'm not on the JSmoove bandwagon but where he was...mid 3rd round, it was worth the risk. Now payoff buster! Outlook: I drafted the prototypical Donut team despite designs to fill my C early. Roscoe did the Sheed Shuffle with his #1 pick and go allen and then went back and got Yao despite saying he wanted Bosh. Tricky guy that one. I think my 1st six are solid but my last six...its all upside and potential. I picked up 2 rookies. I think I'll struggle for a good part of the season. anyone else want to write about thier results? I'm interested in hearing your take on your teams.