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A look at each Lottery teams chances of getting number 1

Posted by mvetack on May 18, 2010

A midst the NBA conference championship games this week, it is the losers time to shine.  After all that hard work trying to look like they were trying while still losing, these 14 tams have a shot at changing their franchise for the next decade or two.  The presumed number one pick John Wall was in attendance at last nights Suns vs Lakers game as all eyes were on Kobe.  Tonight, at 8 oclock, after the lottery winning team is announced, all eyes will be on John Wall.  Here are a couple intriguing outcomes that could happen tonight from this years draft lottery.

The New Jersey Nets have a billionaire owner who is sure to spend just about everything to get whoever he wants in Jersey.  Although he can only give so much to LeBron, he can give as much as he wants for staff and to pay a rookie like John Wall if they get so lucky to get the top pick.  With LeBron’s pending decision on what city he will flip on its ear this summer, tonights bouncing balls could have an affect on his decision.  A Brook Lopez + Devin Harris + Number one pick + Billionaire owner + Jay-Z scenario coule = LeBron in Jersey.

The Utah Jazz own the rights to the New York Knicks first round pick this year.  The Knicks, although freeing up money to afford LeBron, may have blown their chances at LeBron now that there will be no young stud coming in to the Big Apple by way of the draft this season.  If the Jazz and their 2.2% chance win the number 1 pick, it can happen remember the Bulls and their 1.7% chance getting Derrick Rose, they already have possibly the best PG in the NBA and hes not getting old anytime soon.  Would they draft Wall and make him a shooting guard? Or would they go with the versatile Evan Turner?  This is a question the fans from Utah would love to argue about starting tonight.

The Timberwolves have the second best chance to win the draft lottery tonight.  Last year they drafted Point guards in the first round as if they were made of gold.  The Wolves drafted Flynn, Lawson, and Rubio.  Lawson was traded to the Nuggets and Rubio never set foot near the court in America as he is back in Europe playing ball.  Do the Wolves have confidence in Flynn?  Do you draft the superior Wall no matter what your roster looks like?  The Wolves have some young guys in Al Jefferson, Kevin Love, and Johnny Flynn and would love to add one more this summer through the draft.

Finally the Kings stole Tyreke Evans from everyone last season who only went on to win the Rookie of the Year averaging a 20,5, and 5.  Beno Udrih is a quality point guard, but you know the Kings would like to add Wall to their squad for the 10,11 season.


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Nearly a year later, your 2009 National Champs

Posted by mvetack on March 17, 2010

On year ago the North Carolina Tar Heels were on the eve of their dominate run at winning the 2009 National Championship.  Many of the major players involved in that championship season went on due to graduation or the lifestyle and step up in competition that is the NBA.  Here is a look the rookie seasons of Ty Lawson, Tyler Hansbrough, Wayne Ellington, and Danny Green.

Ty Lawson has enjoyed early success for one of the top teams in the Western conference.  Backing up Chauncey Billups in Denver, Lawson has averaged 9 points 3.3 assists 2.1 rebounds in just 21 minutes of play.  Off the bench, Lawson likes to push the pace and create plays for the likes of the Birdman and JR Smith.  Besides giving the Nuggets depth at the all important PG position, Lawson gives the Nuggets a future beyond Chauncey at point guard.

Tyler Hansbrough – Hansbrough has struggled to stay on the floor because of nagging injuries and will have to fight Roy Hibbert for some playing time next season.  In his limited 17 minutes per game, Tyler is averaging 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1 assist per game.  Hansbrough has continued his hard work ethic in the NBA and it shows with his hustle on the court.  Hopefully Hansbrough can get on a role health wise so he can get in a flow for once to see what he is really capable of in the NBA.

Wayne Ellington – Wayne Ellington was the guy with the silky smooth jump shot you saw on a nightly basis in Carolina last season.  Ellington started the season with very limited chances to show off the silk but has earned more playing time in the latter half of the season.  Wayne is averaging 6.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, and .9 assists per game.  His jumper has not lost anything in the NBA as he shoots 38% from beyond the arch, 43% from the field, and 89% from the stripe.  Ellington on the right team and with the right role could play a key role in a playoff team.

Danny Green – Danny was the 4th, 5th, or even 6th option in Carolina.  His athleticism was his biggest asset to the championship run from a year ago.  Whether it was blocking shots, getting well timed steals, knocking down deep threes, or throwing down a slam that erupted the arena, Danny Green definitely contributed.  In the NBA, Danny Green can be seen dancing in the corner of the bench along with teammates and LeBron James more than you will find him on the court.  Green has averaged only 5.9 minutes per game and just 2.4 points a game.  Green is on a permier team and only gets to prove himself in garbage time.  As of now, he seems to enjoy his role as cheer leader and backup dancer to LeBron.

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