Quincy Pondexter Coulda Stayed a Seattleite

UPDATE: Just kidding, Pondexter got traded to New Orleans. Somewhere in an alternate dimension Quincy Pondexter gets to stay home. Unfortunately, in this world, the University of Washington star ended up being drafted 26th by the Zombie Sonics, a.k.a. the Oklahoma City Thunder, in last night's NBA Draft, while the Boston Celtics further solidified their connection to Pacific Northwest hoops.

The C's took University of Texas shooting guard and Tacoma native Avery Bradley with the 19th pick. Bradley makes two Emerald City natives in Bean Town, provided former Husky Nate Robinson re-signs.

Meanwhile, after being projected as a mid-first-round pick, Seattle University one-and-done Charles Garcia went 60 picks without hearing his name. Meaning he's gone from expecting a guaranteed contract worth millions to having to prove himself at workouts just to prolong his short life as a basketball star. Bet the Redhawks and Garcia are both wishing the rangy but raw forward had stuck around for another year of polish.

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