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Draft Lottery Thread - 8:30 EST on ESPN

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The Blazers still owe us a 1st rounder right? It seems that they have owed us a first rounder for a while. Isn't it "lottery protected" or something? What the hell man we are never going to see that pick if it keeps staying lottery protected. 

 

This is THE draft that you would want to have a couple second rounders. 

 

 

Yes it is, It's definitely a draft you'd want a few second rounders. Especially with a team with a lack of depth and talent like the Hornets. 

 

 

As for the two first rounders owed to Charlotte, 

 

The Piston's pick is top 14 this year, top 8 next year, top 1 in 2015 and unprotected in 2016. 

The Blazer's pick is top 12 in 2013-2015 and unprotected in 2016. 

 

 

The pick the Hornets owe the Bulls is top 12 this year, top 10 next year, top 8 in 2015 and unprotected in 2016.

 

 

 

 

I think the Blazer's fight for the 8th seed next year and the Bobcat's will get that pick in the 15-16 range. The Piston's with the nucleus they have, should be good enough to get out of the top 8.  I'd say that pick will probably be in the 10-12 range. 

 

 

So next year the Bobcat's would have to finish in the Bottom 6 or so to guarantee that they keep the pick owed to the bulls. So probably looking at a top 5 pick, and two picks in the 12-16 range. If both the Blazers and Pistons play up to those levels. 

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Yes it is, It's definitely a draft you'd want a few second rounders. Especially with a team with a lack of depth and talent like the Hornets. 

 

 

As for the two first rounders owed to Charlotte, 

 

The Piston's pick is top 14 this year, top 8 next year, top 1 in 2015 and unprotected in 2016. 

The Blazer's pick is top 12 in 2013-2015 and unprotected in 2016. 

 

 

The pick the Hornets owe the Bulls is top 12 this year, top 10 next year, top 8 in 2015 and unprotected in 2016.

 

 

 

 

I think the Blazer's fight for the 8th seed next year and the Bobcat's will get that pick in the 15-16 range. The Piston's with the nucleus they have, should be good enough to get out of the top 8.  I'd say that pick will probably be in the 10-12 range. 

 

 

So next year the Bobcat's would have to finish in the Bottom 6 or so to guarantee that they keep the pick owed to the bulls. So probably looking at a top 5 pick, and two picks in the 12-16 range. If both the Blazers and Pistons play up to those levels. 

 

Okay so if the Blazers end up with #13, the Hornets get that pick right? 

 

would be a nice little payback from the NBA to the Hornets and a city that's been screwed by them a couple times now. 

 

I know next year's draft is loaded or whatever, but without us having a #2, we could really use one of those "assets" this year that Cho is always talking about

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Okay so if the Blazers end up with #13, the Hornets get that pick right? 

 

would be a nice little payback from the NBA to the Hornets and a city that's been screwed by them a couple times now. 

 

I know next year's draft is loaded or whatever, but without us having a #2, we could really use one of those "assets" this year that Cho is always talking about

 

 

 

Yep if they land in that range this year or next. Lets say the Hornets don't get the Blazers pick this year and it's 13th next year, also lets say the Piston's pick 9th.  It's entirely possible that the Hornets end up with three lottery picks next draft if everything falls the right way. Four first rounders if they get the first or second pick and take Parker or Wiggins, because they would definitely be trading away MKG in that instance and would probably get a mid first rounder for him.  I mean seriously, your only other option would be playing him off the bench for 20 minutes a night and that would be silly if you can get a first for him. 

 

 

It's entirely possible that the Hornets look like this in 2014

 

Kemba/FA

Oladipo/Harrison

Wiggins/Taylor

Vonleh/McRoberts

Hammons/Bizmack

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I haven't seen this discussed but Noel would be a huge get for the Hornets simply for the fact that we could finally play man to man rather than zone.

We were absolutely destroyed in the paint when we played man last year because Biz was our only post defender.

Noel accompanied by Biz would be great for our post defense.

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I haven't seen this discussed but Noel would be a huge get for the Hornets simply for the fact that we could finally play man to man rather than zone.

We were absolutely destroyed in the paint when we played man last year because Biz was our only post defender.

Noel accompanied by Biz would be great for our post defense.

 

Yeah man but he isn't going to be ready for the start of the season. I read somewhere that he won't be ready till the all star break.

 

Bobca....I mean HORNETS need to get an impact guy immediately. 

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Yeah man but he isn't going to be ready for the start of the season. I read somewhere that he won't be ready till the all star break.

Bobca....I mean HORNETS need to get an impact guy immediately.

There isn't an impact player in this draft and I know everyone is feeding off of the nostalgia but we will not be a good team next year. The fact that we are talking about trading down lets you know that we are not interested in competing yet. We will tank next year, and draft are superstar (Wiggins, Parker, Randle).

It's cool that you guys are thinking short term, but it's time to think long term.

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My prediction is that the Cats/Hornets end up with the 3rd or 4th pick. We then draft Oladipo and trade back into the draft using a combo of Sessions, Hendo, and/or our large cap space to get Kelly Olynyk (likely pick 9-13).

 

Both of these guys could be the stars of this draft. Oladipo, IMO, will be the best player in this draft in the future. He fits exactly the type of player that Cho looks to draft and has MASSIVE potential. Olynyk is exactly the player that Cho has been looking for through the Mullens and McRoberts trades. Mullens is missing the BBall IQ, low post scoring, and defense parts and McRoberts is missing the overall scoring ability and defense parts. Olynyk brings tremendous BBall IQ, solid passing, great low post scoring, and can stretch the floor. On offense, he can command a double team and pass out to Oladipo or Kemba or the spot up shooters we will add in the future (and hopefully MKG in a couple years) or score on his own. He is not a great defender yet and will never be a big shot blocker but can be coached to position well and play solid D. Not to mention he already has international experience playing against Marc Gasol, Luis Scola, and others.

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Lottery is FIXED!!!!

I wouldn't be surprised to see the Cavs land the no.2 over us.

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We'll see how it plays out tonight, but I'm willing to bet that if we don't end up with the first or second pick, we will trade down and look at someone like Len. I can almost guarantee that.

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