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Tavernari is out, but why was he ever in?

Posted on: May 21, 2009 9:20 am
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Jonathan Tavernari announced late Wednesday that he's returning to BYU.

That's good news for the Cougars.

But it also hammers home a point I made last month -- that declaring for the NBA Draft for many of these guys (and I mentioned Tavernari specifically) is as pointless as it is harmless, something that accomplishes absolutely nothing. Turns out, Tavernari went through the process without ever working out for an NBA team, meaning he never had the opportunity to "catch somebody's eye" or do any of the things people who try to make sense of these decisions insist is possible.

Essentially, Tavernari's experience consisted of filling out an application.

Then he withdrew from the draft.

And though it was all indeed harmless, I ask again: What was the point?
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Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: May 22, 2009 2:36 pm
 

Tavernari is out, but why was he ever in?

but why was he ever in?


I've gone to interviews thinking I wouldn't be selected, but went nonetheless to be certain because I knew if I didn't interview I certainly wouldnt' be selected.

If Tav knew he wouldn't be seen, maybe he wouldn't have bothered.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.




Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: May 21, 2009 11:58 am
 

Tavernari is out, but why was he ever in?

And though it was all indeed harmless, I ask again: What was the point?
Other than to have his ego stroked by (1) getting his name written about and (2) having his coach tell him how important he is to BYU's plans next year, I can't think of anything.



"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt

In Eleanor's case, I guess that would be acting like the happy and contented wife of FDR.



Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: May 21, 2009 11:48 am
 

Tavernari is out, but why was he ever in?

while they may not get drafted at least people are seeing them You're missing the point, Boltzfans104.

Nobody saw Tavernari.

He worked out nowhere.

He was never going to workout anywhere.

(PS: Those Seahorses were awesome. That girl is crazy.)



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: May 21, 2009 10:11 am
 

Tavernari is out, but why was he ever in?

Here's another good one that fits both situations"

"None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone." -Ralph Waldo Emerson




Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: May 21, 2009 9:56 am
 

Tavernari is out, but why was he ever in?

"And though it was all indeed harmless, I ask again: What was the point?"



When I first looked at this I also thought that it was ridiculous. But, then i realized something and it's actually something that you mentioned in one of your earlier articles. These players obviously have no chance at making the NBA, but we people forget is the NBA isn't their only option. Most of these players, if they can't play in the NBA, wouldn't mind playing in Europe, so while they may not get drafted at least people are seeing them, especially coaches and GM's for European teams who I'm sure watch the NBA draft like everybody else.



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: May 21, 2009 9:51 am
 

Tavernari is out, but why was he ever in?

bridesmade = bridesmaid: doh!




Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: May 21, 2009 9:49 am
 

Tavernari is out, but why was he ever in?

Probably for similar reasons as to why you would eat three chocolate sea horses tediously and lovingly made by some poor, albeit a little nutty, bridesmade:

"I have always admired the ability to bite off more than one can chew and then chew it."  -William DeMille

"You can not achieve what you do not aspire to." - not attributed

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances." -Bruce Barton



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