Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Lottery is Over

The NBA Draft Lottery was last night, and the big winners were the Blazers and Sonics, the big losers were the Grizzlies and Celtics.

Even though the Grizz and Celtics had the best chances to get either the #1 or #2 pick, they were pushed to picks #3 and #4 as the Blazers, Sonics, and Hawks all jumped up. This sucks for the Grizz and Celtics, but the Blazers will soon be the new address most likely for Greg Oden, and the Sonics will have Kevin Durant.

The Wolves weren't helped at all, but weren't hurt either, as they stayed right at #7. predicts the Wolves will take Corey Brewer (awesome), and predicts they will take Brandan Wright (awesomer, but I don't think he'll be available). There's also a chance, according to ESPN, that if Mike Conley is still there, the Wolves would consider him. That would be good, but we have too many guards already so there would have to be some clearing out of players, which would be a good thing.

My biggest concern is that McHale will screw it up because he's proven himself an idiot already. In one mock draft, the pick immediately after the Wolves is predicted to be Roy Hibbert, in the other, Joakim Noah. These picks would be god awful. If McHale gets locked in on the idea that he needs to get a big man (very possible), and Brandan Wright is gone at the Wolves pick (very possible, he's considered the third best overall prospect right nwo), I can see him taking one of those two semi-coordinated giant sized people.

Please don't do that.

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