NBA Draft Recap & Offseason Update (feat. Jamal Murphy)

Welcome to the Royal State of Mind podcast.

On today’s show, I am joined by Jamal Murphy, college and pro sports analyst and the cohost of CBS Sports Radio’s “Bill Rhoden on Sports” podcast. Jamal and I take some time to discuss the happenings of the NBA offseason, which have tipped off in full swing with the NBA Draft and trade season.

Jamal gives his thoughts on everything relating to the league’s Draft, which took place in Brooklyn on Thursday the 23rd. We go back and forth about some of the good and bad selections from draft night and also examine some of the general trends surrounding the NBA Draft, including the influx of foreign athletes in the selection pool as well as the recent weakness of draft classes.

We then touch on Derrick Rose’s move to the New York Knicks; the biggest trade of the offseason thus far. Does it make sense for Knicks fans to be excited about the deal?

Derrick Rose: the newest New York Knick. [Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images]