This Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, players from across the globe will eagerly wait to hear NBA Commissioner David Stern announce their names as they move onto the next stage in...
The NBA draft is scheduled for tomorrow night, and the fireworks have already begun. Just over a week ago, the Washington Wizards dealt away Rashard Lewis’ expiring contract and a second round pick (as well as all future cap flexibility) to New Orleans in exchange for Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza — indicating the Hornets are entering a full-on rebuilding mode. Then yesterday, things got really interesting.
The NBA draft lottery took place on Wednesday night, prior to the Celtics/Heat game, and the draft order is now set. The formerly league-owned New Orleans Hornets won the top pick, spurring conspiracy theories to blow up the internet and dropping the historically woeful Bobcats down to the number two slot.
Although losing out on Anthony Davis (who many talent analysts view as the only sure thing in this year’s draft class) hurts, Charlotte will still land a potential franchise cornerstone with their pick. But who will that selection be?