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2019 NBA Draft Lottery

Post by Superbone » Tue May 14, 2019 12:15 am

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Tomorrow at 5:30 pm is the moment of truth. Tonight I went 6-2-1. I'm strangely calm about the whole thing. The fact that we finally got a #1 overall last year helps a lot. Even though it's a top 2 heavy draft, I'm relaxed about the lottery this year.
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Post by Gladiator » Tue May 14, 2019 1:06 am

My prediction is #4 - which guarantees us anything but #4. Obviously hoping for a top 2 pick but just keen to see what we land with and start thinking about what that might lead to. Fingers crossed for some more good draft luck!

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Post by Indy » Tue May 14, 2019 5:09 am

Mine is 5. Pick 4 is where we finally go over the 50% mark in combined likelihood of pick, and we know we won't be lucky enough to be in the top half of probability. :)

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Post by rhylek » Tue May 14, 2019 5:28 am

5-1-3-1-2 (I could do this aaaaall day long)

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Post by ShelC » Tue May 14, 2019 5:34 am

We need 1 or 2 but I'm hoping just as much that the Knicks don't get 1 or 2.

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Post by England Sun » Tue May 14, 2019 6:43 am

ShelC wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:34 am
We need 1 or 2 but I'm hoping just as much that the Knicks don't get 1 or 2.
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Can’t see us with the number one pick of last year going also being awarded the number one pick this year as well.

But one or two would be great.
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Post by O_Gardino » Tue May 14, 2019 7:14 am

Of course, #1 feels like it would change everything.

But I won't be mad about really any other position. There's a chance Ja falls to 3 or 4, and I would honestly be just as happy with Clarke. It's not the draft position, it's who we pick. We've got to pick an nba player.
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Post by Indy » Tue May 14, 2019 7:19 am

Does anyone really still think the lottery is rigged--I mean besides those folks that think the earth is flat or that humans don't impact the environment or that vaccines are bad--Seriously wondering.

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Post by ShelC » Tue May 14, 2019 7:23 am

I think the league would love for the Knicks to get Zion. If the Knicks get the #1 pick, I'll consider it rigged. I'm not saying that's rational.

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Post by Indy » Tue May 14, 2019 7:44 am

ShelC wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:23 am
I think the league would love for the Knicks to get Zion. If the Knicks get the #1 pick, I'll consider it rigged. I'm not saying that's rational.
I think that is the most likely outcome (tied with Cleveland and us). Sounds like you are setting yourself up!
By the way, have you ever watched the stuff the release afterwards where they draw all of the balls to see the draft order?

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Post by ShelC » Tue May 14, 2019 7:48 am

I have not. Because my mind is made up and nothing will change it. THE FIX IS IN!

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Post by O_Gardino » Tue May 14, 2019 7:48 am

In an informal memoir from Red Aurbach, Red complains about how in the early days of the NBA, the board of governors would sit down and plan ways to help NY win because they needed the revenue from that fanbase. It's been a while since I read it, but I believe there was a time when NY was simply given an extra pick so that they could rebuild faster.

I don't know if it's rigged or not, but I do believe the NBA would rig it if they could.
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Post by Indy » Tue May 14, 2019 8:12 am

Indy wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:09 am
Mine is 5. Pick 4 is where we finally go over the 50% mark in combined likelihood of pick, and we know we won't be lucky enough to be in the top half of probability. :)
I changed my mind. I think it will be 4th, because we have such awesome luck at that spot... if you go back 40 years.

Draft history:

Code: Select all

Pick Freq Players Chosen w/Pick  All-star appearances  All-NBA appearances
  1    1  D. Ayton                        0                    0
  
  2    2  N. Walk, A. Gilliam             0                    0
  
  3    0  ---------------                 -                    -
  
          C. Calhoun, J. Shumate
  4    5  A. Adams, D. Bender             1                    0
          J. Jackson
  
  5    2  W. Davis, A. Len                6                    2 (2nd team)
  
  6    1  W. Bedford (ouch)               0                    0
  
  7    2  T. Perry, $$+J. Vroman          0                    0
                   (traded L. Deng)
Totals: 13 players chosen in top 7. Two picks resulted in all-star/NBA honors. Ugh.

Holy s***. I wonder if there is a worse record in the league at that?

[edited because I missed AA's all-star appearance]
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Post by Cap » Tue May 14, 2019 8:16 am

Adams made the All-Star team as a rookie.
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Post by In2ition » Tue May 14, 2019 8:18 am

Seems like the 3rd position is due.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

Post by Split T » Tue May 14, 2019 8:22 am

Yep, 3 position here we come...actually I just tried tankathon a few times and never got 3...went 5,4,2,1,2,4,1

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

Post by Indy » Tue May 14, 2019 8:27 am

Cap wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:16 am
Adams made the All-Star team as a rookie.
thanks. missed that the first time

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Post by rhylek » Tue May 14, 2019 9:27 am

Indy wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:19 am
Does anyone really still think the lottery is rigged--I mean besides those folks that think the earth is flat or that humans don't impact the environment or that vaccines are bad--Seriously wondering.
I was thinking about it while mowing the lawn. If it's really rigged, best way to "proove" it isn't is to give the #1 to the suns again. Nobody will think the NBA wants Sarver to succeed. Go on NBA, do it !!!

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Post by The Bobster » Tue May 14, 2019 9:57 am

Indy wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:19 am
Does anyone really still think the lottery is rigged--I mean besides those folks that think the earth is flat or that humans don't impact the environment or that vaccines are bad--Seriously wondering.
When you have it overseen by an independent accounting firm, no.

All the rigging takes place when the teams are tanking.
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Post by The Bobster » Tue May 14, 2019 10:01 am

When you consider the legal ramifications if the commisioner's office acted in tandem with a team to rig the outcome - even Josh Jackson would be stupid enough to do that. There would be 29 other teams lining up to extract their pound if flesh.
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