word14
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NBA draft lottery

With just 3% odds the Atlanta Hawks won the lottery and get pick 1.

1. Atlanta
2. Washington
3. Houston
4. San Antonio
5. Detroit
6. Charlotte
7. Portland
8. San Antonio
9. Memphis
10. Utah
11. Chicago
12. Oklahoma
13. Sacramento
14. Portland

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Cram  
Last week

Raptors leaned in to the tank so they could keep their pick this year, dropped and lost it anyways.

It means they control their pick next year, but you'd be hoping to be back in the playoffs next year so its a #6 in a "poor" draft compared to (hopefully) a #20 in the stronger draft and a year later. Definitely wished we could have kept it this year to get another player that can help.

Ah well.

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word14  
Last week

Yeah I've seen a lot of websites describing this as a 'nightmare worst case scenario' maybe a bit dramatic but certainly not ideal. At least it happened in a year with a fairly weak draft class.

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curtley  
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This unlikely outcome won't stop 5-6 teams a year from tanking.

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word14  
Last week

curtley yeah your sadly right

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Isaac  
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Pistons get the spoon for the second straight year, and will pick fifth for the second straight year; Atlanta talk went from Young on the trade block, to maybe they can add Sarr and move on from Capela.

I wonder if the Spurs will get enough from this draft to make their move, or if they'd wallow one more year? It would take a trade or free agent to get them into contention.

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word14  
Last week

Yeah very unfortunate for the Pistons. If the Spurs don't make their move next season they’ll be damn close to it I reckon.

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Isaac  
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I could see them being hampered if, for example, their picks didn't really get them over the line, and any FA/trade targets got poached. It's not like they made any serious moves last season.

I think the Spurs have Atlanta's 2025 first round pick, so seeing them improve isn't in their interests.

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