The worst possible scenario played out in the lottery. The Celtics dropped to the #5 pick and the Grizzlies dropped to #4. Do you realize that there was approximately a 6% chance that the Memphis and Boston would pick 4 and 5? I think David Stern just sent an anti-tanking message to both teams. I would have felt better if the lottery were televised instead of being held behind closed doors.
Portland landed the #1 pick and Seattle came in second. Atlanta rounded out the top 3 and thus get to keep their pick. I wonder if Portland would consider taking Bassy back for the #1 pick? I can always hope. Or maybe we can take Conley with the 5th pick and Oden will demand a trade to play with his long time friend.
I am truly crushed by this. This is even worse than in 1997. Fifth is truly unbelievable. When will this franchise finally get some luck? Well, now it is up to our core of young kids to work hard and come back as all star caliber players. Perk, Rondo, Powe and Green have got to get to the next level. Allen needs to get back there. The world won't end, but it sure feels like it right now.