I was wondering what you guys thought about this: I ask the question strictly from a player's perspective. So the question is: Is it better for a rookie from his perspective to be drafted by a playoff team if he can't get playing time or is it better for a player from his perspective to be drafted by a lottery team and get immediate minutes from day 1 and not have to worry about mistakes putting him on the bench. Some Advantages of being drafted from a playoff team. 1. Chance to get a ring. Most players never get one. 2. Chance to possibly understudy an all star 3. Chance to be in a winning environment from year #1 4. Chance to practice against against a unit of top players. Some Disadvantages 1. Might take a number of years before getting minutes 2. Might slow the development of the player's game due to getting a lot fewer minutes and also not getting in pressure situations from which to learn and grow. 3. After rookie contract is complete the next contract will probably be for less than if the player had a chance to play significantly more minutes. 4. Might not get any minutes for a couple of years and get buried in the D league. I am leaning to it is better for a player to get drafted by a lottery team.