2007 draft lottery

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  1. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    The west continues to get stronger with the top two picks going the northwest teams.
    )) Portland,
    2) Seattle,
    3) Atlanta,
    4) Memphis.

    Should Portland pick oden or trade it?
     
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    Jackattaq First Round Draft Pick

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    They pick him and build around him. Why not? What was Barry thinking?
     
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    Portland and Seattle win the Oden/Durant sweepstakes

    Blazers get the #1 pick, Sonics #2, Hawks #3. Memphis and Boston both failed to get any of their ping-pong ball combinations drawn, so they fell to the 4th and 5th picks. Portland will have an awful lot of young talent to build on once Oden gets into town. As for Seattle, does Durant's likely arrival mean that Rashard Lewis might be more likely to head somewhere else this off-season via free agency?
     
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    Depends on the offers they get.

    This was the 1st draft I saw since 2003. Actually I listened to it on the radio. Dumars would have saved us all a lot of trouble if he had taken the #2 envelope, poured lighter fluid over it and set it on fire.
     
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    Grizzlies have an Oden draft party where thousands of fans show up at the arena. They leave the arena with the same result that happens most of the season ...with a loss. I mean the fourth pick will be great, but with Gasol and Oden they could have have won more games than the Memphis State Tigers:) Also the lose Jerry West so not a good end of the season for the Grizzzzz

    What about Seattle? Durant, Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis. Three ball contest anyone? A lot of dazzle and scoring.
     
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    Seattle is a complete mystery. Lenny hasn't said anything about players, coaches or personnel for nearly a month. Rashard is a free agent, and Ray may be on the block. (maybe. the Sonics ain't talkin)

    Should be interesting to see what they do.

    Here's a link to an excellent blog on the Sonics, if anyone is interested:

    Supersonicsoul: The unofficial blog of the Seattle Supersonics. Seriously.
     
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    They were saying something about them moving to Oaklahoma now. I suppose a lot would depend on that.
     
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    Atlanta fans are calling for Conley Jr. they have the 3rd and 11th picks.
     
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    The Sonics will be moving in the next year of so... no doubt about that. Where they are going is up in the air right now. The owners are from OKC, and are using that as a negotiating chip to get a shiny new stadium and better concession stand percentages.

    Although the Oklahoma fans were really nice to the Hornets, it's a pretty small market, and those people don't buy enough beer, jerseys, and foam cowboy hats and fingers to make the move profitable.

    They may remain the Seattle Sonics, but play in Renton or another suburb.
     
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    Where's Zach Randolph going now that the Blazers will snag Oden?
    You know both Chicago and NY are chompin at the bit, (not to mention what Pat Rileys really thinking).

    The Bulls would love to figure out a way to get Randolph on the blocks.

    I'd like to be sitting in the back of a sports bar in Boston right now. :)
     
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    I wonder how Jermaine O'Neal is going to factor in all this? He had said during the season that he wanted to be traded if the Pacers did not make the playoffs. He then backed off his statement a bit when they didn't saying something like he trusts Donnie Walsh to make the right call.

    If there was a team in need of young talent with a valid commodity to trade the Pacers are one of them.
     
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    Hey Max.

    It was interesting to watch Birds face when the Indy ball got called, not that it mattered as I think both their 1st and 2nd round picks are giveaways due to prior trades, #11 goes to the Hawks and #42 to the Blazers.

    Here's the story from Draftxpress
    • Atlanta will receive Indiana's 2007 1st round pick (top-10 protected) from the Al Harrington trade.
    • Portland traded James White (#31 pick, 2006) to Indiana in exchange for Alexander Johnson (#45 pick, 2006) and 2007 and 2008 2nd round draft picks.
     
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    This may surprise you coming from a Buckeye but if I was Portland, I would seriously consider trading down one spot with Seattle and taking Durant. That guy is awesome! Plus if they threw in something else in the trade, I'd have to seriously consider it.
     
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    What was he doing there when they did not even have a pick? They must have asked him to be there for the show.
     
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    He was hoping the Pacers would move up a slot since the #11 was top 10 protected. That would have made him relevant. But the Celtic curse is upon him.....:pound:
     
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    The Pacers could have kept the pick if it had been top 3, so that is why he said the chances are slim, but he was in the neighborhood and decided to stop by. If he had sent any of his players they may have got into a tussle:)
     
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    Stern's new superstar? (check the left hand)

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    Feel sorry for the Celtics. Kinda like the futility and bad luck the Tigers had for almost 20 years..........
     
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    So the Blazers, who are already loaded with big men (LaFrentz, Magloire, Randolph, Przybilla,...) will get Oden.
    I'm sure Randolph will be traded to get them a decent SF or SG. Or maybe they'll try to team up Oden with Randolph as a two headed monster?
    I think there'll be some more rumble this off- season than in the last ones, but that's what I always think and it never happens.
     
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    I can't wait for the draft to be done so we could see the trade speculations go on the rise.
     

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