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They need to go like the NFL and select by their records .  We haven't had the Number one pick since Larry Johnson . Other teams have had top 5 picks several times .  It just seems to be rigged .  Everything needs to be out in the open .  

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1 hour ago, catnip said:

They need to go like the NFL and select by their records .  We haven't had the Number one pick since Larry Johnson . Other teams have had top 5 picks several times .  It just seems to be rigged .  Everything needs to be out in the open .  

It's not rigged, but yes, they need to do an NFL style of some sort. I mean, come on ... rigged? Orlando got the top pick. No one cares at all about Orlando. As for worries of "tanking", crap teams need better players so they may as well tank. They're not getting any better any other way. Teams not playing their all at the end of the season affecting the Playoffs? Ok, that's something they'll need to combat. Middle of the road teams "tanking" to become elite? Yeah, that needs to be addressed. But ping pong balls ... come on, man.

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4 hours ago, Brooklyn 3.0 said:

It's not rigged, but yes, they need to do an NFL style of some sort. I mean, come on ... rigged? Orlando got the top pick. No one cares at all about Orlando. As for worries of "tanking", crap teams need better players so they may as well tank. They're not getting any better any other way. Teams not playing their all at the end of the season affecting the Playoffs? Ok, that's something they'll need to combat. Middle of the road teams "tanking" to become elite? Yeah, that needs to be addressed. But ping pong balls ... come on, man.

They may not rig every pick or even a pick every year, but they have purposefully instituted a very easy to rig system. More likely than not, there have been some shenanigans at some point *cough* league owned team *cough* Anthony Davis *cough*

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On 5/18/2022 at 8:03 AM, stirs said:

So with 13 and 15, what's the plan?  Don't see trading the two picks to move up, so

 

Williams and Eason?

I hope they package them in a trade for a defensive center, ideally with Hayward thrown in. Need one ASAP and we have enough young guys to develop as is. 

On 5/18/2022 at 6:18 PM, WUnderhill said:

They may not rig every pick or even a pick every year, but they have purposefully instituted a very easy to rig system. More likely than not, there have been some shenanigans at some point *cough* league owned team *cough* Anthony Davis *cough*

I agree with this. Would be very dumb and risky for the whole thing to be a sham but slam dunk picks like AD to the Pelicans and Patrick Ewing to NY in the first one were just way too convenient.

As far as tanking goes though there's just no point anymore with the new odds. 14.5% chance at the #1 at best and bottom 5 teams have basically an equally shot at it. 

 

 

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