All of those players are great but our odds of getting any of them are around 0.
Boston is doing everything it can to be the worst team ever
Atlanta is trying to see if they can get by with just 5 players under contract
Milwaukee is going to be horrible with or without Brandon Jennings
The Lakers aren't going anywhere without Kobe and if they are in the lottery, no way they don't end up with a top 3 pick
76ers traded away their best player for someone who isn't going to play half the year
Phoenix will be horrible again
I wouldn't be surprised if we end up picking outside of the top 5. The ping pong balls have never gone our way and I don't expect them to start just because David "Everyone knows I rig the lottery" Stern is gone.
Milwaukee actually wont be horrible. Let's remember they were the no.8 seed this past season.
The Lakers aren't going to bad with Kobe, Gasol, and Nash all still there.
Phoenix might be bad, but they still have a decent core with Goran, Gortat, Beasley, and Scola.
Cleveland, Washington, New Orleans, and Sac should all be better.
I'll have to say that its competition between us (Charlotte), Boston, Philly, Phoenix, and possibly Atlanta. It would great for us to not be the worse or even 2nd worse team since history have proven that the weakest team doesnt always win the no.1 pick.
It's really interesting to look back at the history of the lottery draft and see how far down jump of these teams were able to jumped up.
2013: Cleveland jumped from no.3 to no.1; Washington jumped from no.8 to no.3
2009: LA Clippers jumped from no.3 to no.1; Memphis jumped from no.6 to no.2; OKC jumped from no.4 to no.3
2008: Chicago jumped from no.9 to no.1;
2007: Portland jumped from no.6 to no.1; Seattle no.5 to no.2; Atlanta no.4 to no.3
2006: Toronto no.5 to no.1;
2005: Milwaukee no.6 to no.1; Portland no.5 to no.3