NBA Draft Lottery

It’s time!  Tonight the balls drop, spin around a bit, one pops up and that tells you the order of the NBA draft.  It’s weighted, of course, but it’s more random than you might think.  Think of Orlando back in ’93 getting the #1 overall pick with the best record of the non-playoff teams.  They took Chris Webber, traded him to Golden State for Penny Hardaway and 3 THREE! future first rounders.  Anything is possible.

The Bobcats have a 1.7% chance to get the #1 overall pick.  2.0% chance of the #2 pick, 2.4% chance of the third overall.  To say it’s unlikely for one of the top 3, is a bit understated, but there are 5 teams worse off.  The fact that no one really knows who the top three selections should be makes me think that back in 9-11 spot might be alright.

I don’t get too excited about this whole process.  Yeah, it’s interesting and yes, it’s certainly important but it’s one of those things that are out of your control.  I am just excited that there are events going on in the NBA universe that involve the Charlotte Bobcats.  Jay Bilas is the Mel Kiper of the NBA draft and he’s got Kyrie Iriving over Derrick Williams and Enes Kanter.  I don’t know, that’s just the fun of this whole thing.  If the Bobcats do somehow get in that top 3 it will be so much fun breaking down some of those top players.

The thing about this year’s draft is that from 1-20, the players could all make impact, relative.  If you’re comparing Irving to John Wall, I don’t know if they’re close but if you’re comparing Irving to Jimmer Fredette (DraftExpress has him at #20), I don’t know, I feel like you could make the case for either one helping the right team in the right situation.

We shall see how it shakes out tonight at 8:30 and we’ll have the definite spot the Bobcats will be looking at.

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