The Grant Napear Show – May 1, 2012
A lot to talk about today on the Grant Napear show, callers were excited to talk NFL and what teams came out on top after the draft, as well as NBA playoffs.
First on the show, Ian Thomsen with sports Illustrated joins the show to talk NBA playoffs. Sharing his thoughts on the Oklahoma city/Dallas match-up Thomsen said, “This match-up is just the right thing for Oklahoma city. They are playing a team that feels that they can beat them. Oklahoma is not going to win off of reputation, they will have to win of off execution.” With the NBA regular season over you cant help but look at some of the post-season awards. Rookie of the year is on the top of the list, and the Sacramento Kings have a player that is high on that list in Isaiah Thomas. Ian Thomsen who did not have Thomas very high on his list explains why. “Maybe I did not give enough credit to Isaiah. The tiebreaker will always be are you helping your team win. What makes this hard to sell is that Rubio got hurt.”
Next on the show, Charles Davis to talk NFL as all teams are getting set with all of their draft picks. When asked how hard it is to tell how good a player will be coming out of college Davis said, “At the end of the day no one really knows how good there guys will be.” He went on to say, “this will be one of the hardest QB classes to grade because to many rookies have come in and had success. So people will be expecting success right away from these young QB’s.”
The Raiders today made a deal with free agent QB Matt Leinart to come in and play behind Palmer. Sharing his thoughts on the deal Davis said, “If something happens to Palmer I think Leinart will be able to step in and do well.”
Next on the show, 49ers first round draft pick WR A.J. Jenkins. When asked what he will be able to bring to the 49ers. The 49ers are a team that has been looking for a wide receiver with the ability to stretch the defense. Jenkins said. “I can play anywhere, I can do whatever needs to be done to help my team.” Talking about coming to San Francisco Jenkins said, “It’s a great program, great fans, great city and weather.” Sharing his thought on his mindset as he enters his rookie year. Jenkins said, “This has been my dream from when I was a kid. I’m going into camp with a free agent mindset. Im going in ready to work.”