Bob Kemp’s Bottom Line

THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017

SPREADING THE NEWS – THE NBA DRAFT
        *THE SUNS DRAFT: The Suns were left at number four with the obvious selection of Josh Jackson, the most ready defensive player in the draft and someone who should help fill a void of offense first teammates … The Suns, with the 32nd selection, added Miami 6-6 senior Davon Reed, another perimeter player with length and defensive skills. I would have preferred the Suns going with big man Jordan Bell who specializes in defense and rebounding … The Suns got a bargain at 54 with the selection of Valparaiso stretch four Alec Peters who was projected as a first round pick before his final collegiate season ended prematurely with a leg stress fracture.
        *THE UA DRAFT: Lauri Markkanen was selected seventh by the Bulls who desperately need perimeter shooting. His selection means 12 of the last 15 UA players drafted were lottery picks … The UA surprisingly had a second player selected, senior point guard Kadeem Allen who went 53rd to the Celtics … Former UA recruit Terrance Ferguson was selected by the Thunder with the 21st selection … Kobi Simmons was undrafted and strongly criticized by Jay Bilas and Michael Wilbon who were obviously clueless regarding Simmons financial situation.
        *MORE DRAFT: The Sixers are counting on Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons who weren’t dominant enough in college to even qualify for the NCAA Tournament … The Lonzo Ball-Jason Kidd comparisons are absurd because Kidd often dominated at both ends of the floor … Jayson Tatum is perfect for the Celtics who have plenty of defenders and desperately need playmakers at the offensive end … T.J. Leaf, selected 17th by the Pacers, will have one of the best careers of anyone in this draft class … The Kings did the right thing at 20, selecting Harry Giles who would have been the first piwck of this draft if not for three surgeries over the past two years which resulted in some teams red-flagging him.
        *TRADE WINDS: Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau are reunited with the Wolves trading Zack Levine, Chris Dunn and the #7 pick to the Bulls a trade that clearly moves the Wolves well ahead of the Suns among non-playoff teams in the Western Conference. Meanwhile the Bulls are expected to negotiate a buyout with Dwyane Wade who is owed nearly $24 million next season.
        *RANDOM STUFF: It’s sad that ESPN can’t do better than Michael Wilbon as the fourth person at their lead NBA Draft table … It was the first ever draft in which the first five players were freshmen … The Heat reached at #14 to select Kentucky post player Bam Adebayo who lacks offensive skills … Rarely, if ever, has there been a lottery (first 14 picks) with less drama.
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IN THE PREDICTION FRIDAY SPORTS ZONE

(THIS PLAN IS TENTATIVE AND SOMEWHAT SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
        *AT THE TOP OF THE SHOW,  THE INTRODUCTION OF THE PIPELINE
        *AT 11:15, REMEMBERING FRANK KUSH:  with Danny White
        *AT 11:30, SUNS GENERAL MANAGER RYAN MCDONOUGH MEET THE PRESS
        *AT 11:45, MORE INTERACTIVE TIME WITH TWEETS … AND A BASKETBALL UPDATE (PRO AND COLLEGE)
        *AT THE TOP OF THE NOON HOUR, THE LOCAL ROUNDUP: a Dbacks-Rockies rewind 
       *AT 12:15, NBA DRAFT ANALYSIS: with Dan Favale of Bleacher Report
        *AT 12:30, INTERACTIVE TIME WITH PHONE CALLS … AND MORE LOCAL ROUNDUP
        *AT 12:45, MORE INTERACTIVE TIME WITH TWEETS … AND A MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL UPDATE
        *AT 1:00, THE NATIONAL ROUNDUP: Ripped From The Headlines and a TV Guide of viewing suggestions
        *AT 1:15, THE 16TH ANNUAL SPORTS ZONE/BOB KEMP FOOTBALL PREVIEW CONTINUES: with Auburn and Jay Tate of Auburn Sports.com
       *AT 1:30, LAST CALL AND THE BOTTOM LINE: the final interactive segment of the show with phone calls and tweets and the host answers the Pipeline questions
      *AT 1:45, POLL QUESTION ANSWERS AND FINAL RESULTS … PLUS TODAY IN ROCK HISTORY 
       AND, INTERACTIVE TIME WITH PHONE CALLS (602-260-10-60) AT 12:30 AND 1:30 AND TWEETS (@SPORTS ZONE 1060 OR TWITTER.COM/SPORTS ZONE 1060) AT 11:45, 12:45 AND 1:30
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16TH ANNUAL SPORTS ZONE/BOB KEMP FOOTBALL PREVIEW
COLLEGE FOOTBALL (1:15 SEGMENTS)
        MONDAY, JUNE 5: Top 25 Preview – Anthony Gimino, Lindy’s Sports Senior Editor
        TUEDAY, JUNE 6: Notre Dame
        WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7: PAC 12 Commissioner Larry Scott
        THURSDAY, JUNE 8: Louisville
        FRIDAY, JUNE 9: LSU
        MONDAY, JUNE 12: Texas
        TUESDAY, JUNE 13: Kansas State
        WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14: Oklahoma State
        THURSDAY, JUNE 15: Oklahoma
        MONDAY, JUNE 19: Florida State
        TUESDAY, JUNE 20: Miami
        WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21: Florida
        THURSDAY, JUNE 22: Georgia
        FRIDAY, JUNE 23: Auburn
        MONDAY, JUNE 26: Wisconsin
        TUESDAY, JUNE 27: Penn State
        WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28: Michigan State
        THURSDAY, JUNE 29: Michigan
        FRIDAY, JUNE 30: Ohio State
        WEDNESDAY, JULY 5: Clemson
        THURSDAY, JULY 6: Alabama
PAC 12 CONFERENCE (12:15 SEGMENTS)
        THURSDAY, AUGUST 17: California
        FRIDAY, AUGUST 18: Stanford
       MONDAY, AUGUST 21: Oregon
        TUESDAY, AUGUST 22: Oregon State
        WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23: Washington State
        THURSDAY, AUGUST 24: Washington
        FRIDAY, AUGUST 25: Colorado
        MONDAY, AUGUST 28: Utah
        TUESDAY, AUGUST 29: UCLA
        WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30: USC
        THURSDAY, AUGUST 31: ASU
        FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1: UA
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (11:15 SEGMENTS)
        THURSDAY, JULY 13: NFL Fantasy Football Update – Mario Puig – Rotowire.com
        FRIDAY, JULY 14: NFL Training Camp Preview
        TUESDAY, JULY 18: Buffalo
        WEDNESDAY, JULY 19: Miami
        THURSDAY, JULY 20: New England
        FRIDAY, JULY 21: New York Jets
        TUESDAY, JULY 25: Baltimore
        WEDNESDAY, JULY 26: Cincinnati
        THURSDAY, JULY 27: Cleveland
        FRIDAY, JULY 28: Pittsburgh
        TUESDAY, AUGUST 1: Houston
        WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2: Indianapolis
        THURSDAY, AUGUST 3: Jacksonville
        FRIDAY, AUGUST 4: Tennessee
        TUESDAY, AUGUST 8: Denver
        WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9: Kansas City
        THURSDAY, AUGUST 10: Los Angeles Chargers
        FRIDAY, AUGUST 11: Oakland
        TUESDAY, AUGUST 15: Dallas
        WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16: New York Giants
        THURSDAY, AUGUST 17: Philadelphia
        FRIDAY, AUGUST 18: Washington
        TUESDAY, AUGUST 22: Chicago
        WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23: Detroit
        THURSDAY, AUGUST 24: Green Bay
        FRIDAY, AUGUST 25: Minnesota
        TUESDAY, AUGUST 29: Atlanta
        WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30: Carolina
        THURSDAY, AUGUST 31: New Orleans
        FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1: Tampa Bay
        TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5: Los Angeles Rams
        WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6: San Francisco
        THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7: Seattle
        FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8: Arizona