From the Cleveland Cavaliers Wine & Gold United Event, to joining Joe Lull in studio on CBS Cleveland's 92.3 FM The Fan, I had a great time talking Cavs and NBA Draft on Wednesday.
The Wine & Gold United's "Drafts Before the Draft" event was attended by over 200 passionate Cavs season ticket holders who were invited by the team to Oak Barrel Restaurant.
It was a great event to be a part of that really did have a genuine, community feel to it.
Seated on a panel alongside Sam Amico, Joe Gabriele and Scott Sargent, the NBA talk was fun and engaging.
When I noticed Mike Polk Jr. in the front row, though, I admittedly became nervous about the possibility of him making fun of us. He was nice enough not to, however, which I appreciated.
The most interesting part of the discussion, in my opinion at least, was that each of us on the panel all had a different answer for the Cavaliers at No. 1 overall.
— Scott @ WFNY (@WFNYScott) June 13, 2013
Though I was not actually able to deliver my answer in a 16-bar verse, I did reiterate my selection of Otto Porter at No. 1 during the Wine & Gold Event.
I later did the same on Joe Lull's roundtable show.
— Jared (@TrizGallo) June 13, 2013
Porter was my pick for the Cavaliers at No.1 in the SLAMonline Mock Draft and I'm riding that selection all the way through June 27.
I did readily admit throughout the evening, however, that I remain intrigued by Nerlens Noel and also understand the argument[s] for Ben McLemore, Victor Oladipo and others atop the draft board.
Around 9pm I joined Lull at 92.3 The Fan studios along with Sam Amico for Joe's Cavs roundtable show.
It's always great talking with the Ombudsman and yesterday was no exception. I appreciate him having me on and plan to expand on a few of the talking points we discussed on the show here at StepienRules.com later this week.
In the meantime, thanks to everyone who called or tweeted during the show.
Also, thanks to the Cavs Wine & Gold United team for having me.