Event 2024 NBA DRAFT LOTTERY - MAY 12, 2024 - SUNDAY - 12:00 PM PST - ABC /ESPN 3

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  1. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    PREDICT THAT PICK

    What # first round picks will the Blazers end up with after the lottery?

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  2. BoBoBREWSKI

    BoBoBREWSKI BURP!

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    It's weird to me that they chose to have this on a Sunday, and it's Mothers Day so people will be extra busy doing family/mom stuff.
     
  3. SharpesTriumph

    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    Or else they will be looking for an excuse to get away from the family for a few minutes and in front of the TV.
     
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    Think my ideal pick is Blazers at #1 and Warriors at #4.

    Although just keeping the Warriors pick at #14 might be ok, certainly some risk its worse next year. 96.6% chance it ends up at #14 this year.

    #8 for the Blazers is the horrific outcome and it does have a real nonzero chance - 2.2%.
    #7 sucks as well, 16.4% chance of that.
    #6 appears to be the most likely Blazers pick even though over 75% chance we don't have that.

    Probably the biggest Blazers event since last year lottery? Although the reward is a fraction of Wemby. Dame trade was probably more impactful but there wasn't any exact date to expect it.

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  5. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I remember it going to commercial with us, CHA, and SAS not called. I was so ready to get Wemby, then we got revealed next. Damn.
     
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    Anyone have any thoughts on Salaun with our second pick?
     
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    theprunetang Shaedon "Deadly Nightshade" Sharpe is HIM

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    If he is still there, he will be a Blazer. I can see someone nabbing him before our pick though.
     
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  9. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I'd be fully onboard with a French-connection front court. Rupert-Salaun-Sarr sounds enticing.
     
  10. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I’ve worked the last 20 Mother’s Day, no joke.
     
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    In 2006 we got Roy who went #6.

    In 2012 we got Lillard with the #6.

    In 2018 we got Simons with the #24.

    The number 6 and its multiples come up in my life a lot so I’m going to say that we end up with the #6 pick in 2024 and that player will be better than expected.
     
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    @SharpesTriumph ,,,,agreed. If the Blazers could get #1 and GS #4 where their pick owed to us gets pushed to next year in a what is projected to be a much better Draft, I'm all good with that. It's only Top-1 protected and it's although it could happen, it's tough to see the ageing Warriors getting better.
     
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    Houston was in there too before the commercial ... they cut away before the top 4 now. Man the anxiety of that commercial break and then the begging of it just not to be San Antonio at #1. ugggggghhhhh
     
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    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    #6 is very likely to be our landing spot. But Charlotte actually has a better chance at dropping to 6 than us.
     
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    Im sure you make it up!
    I was a road warrior for 40 years and know how it feels to miss something important. The only thing I could do is try and make it up to them, never missed a day in calling home. When I retired and I did so at 62 as an offset from being gone so much. I figured and extra 4 years without a travel would help. However my wife wouldn't stand me being around so much................................just bs ing.
     
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    Amazing how many times I get #2 and #6
     
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    Scoot will represent us at the lottery!
     
  18. Rastapopoulos

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    I legitimately hope we do NOT move up in the draft.

    Yes, of course in theory you can't lose by having more options, and getting #1 gives you 100% of options
    BUT
    This is a draft that essentially has no first round, it's all second-round. It's that bad. And when you have a high pick you are pretty much forced to take the big swing. And I think the top three or four ranked players look like busts. This is a draft where the team that picks #1 ends up with Anthony Bennett/Olowokandi/Kwame Brown.
    PLUS (and this is a stupid reason but) I don't want to waste any good "moving up in the draft" mojo this year when we want to save it for better drafts.
     
  19. BIG Q

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    I certainly see your points, especially about the mojo. Lets get number one next year. To expand, lets all admit that we could see Bennett/Olowokandi/Brown as busts. Why GM's don't see the mediocrity is beyond me. I also did not see why anyone would draft Hasheem Thabeet. Lunacy! Also, Look at the Portland history with number one; Larue Martin, Bill Walton and Greg Oden. Throw in Sam Bowie at three. Painful! I'm afraid if Portland drafted Sarr his dick would fall off or something flukey!
     
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    And these guys are slotted in money wise….. ouch.
     
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