I just had a weird thought

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I just had a weird thought

The lakers have their draft pick this year right, well, what happens if they miss the playoffs but win the lottery. I know everyone talking bout the knicks, or the bulls for Zion, but what happens, and how does it affect Zion's career if the lakers get the #1 overall pick. I'm indifferent to the lakers, but it makes me a bit worried for Zion.


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The Lakers would probably

The Lakers would probably trade Zion, Lonzo, Ingram, Kuzma, and a future first round pick for Anthony Davis.

Magic Johnson would expect a ticker-tape parade in Los Angeles.

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lotto fixed

if that happens, i'll be convinced lotto is fixed...

zion would be traded just like wiggins was.

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Lotto is fixed or maybe I

Lotto is fixed or maybe I should say "can be" and "has been" fixed. Lebron going to hometown (or closest main city) Cleveland 1st overall. Rose going to hometown Chicago 1st overall. What are the odds really?

I personally think they will give New York Zion this year as a good grace for complying with the Porzingis/Doncic setup.

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The answer to your questions

The answer to your questions is the Bulls had a 1.7% chance of landing the #1 overall pick the year they got Rose. I agree that they fix the lottery "sometimes". I think the Anthony Davis to New Orleans one was also very obvious, with the potential new owner sitting in the audience to cheer during the NBA Draft Lottery. That seemed like part of his purchase price for the NBA owned franchise (at the time) was getting a generational talent like AD. I'm fine with my Bulls landing in the Top 3. I could see Zion being very, very good but a guy like Ja Morant (or even Cam Reddish at pick #4 - #6) becoming the best player from the Top 10. Remembering the Rose draft, the team drafting at #4 (Seattle, taking Westbrook) has had the best results for their franchise.

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Cam Reddish going to Chicago

Cam Reddish going to Chicago would be a nightmare. The current team has a terrible work ethic (at one point this year they refused to practice after getting blownout if I remember correctly). I feel like the risk of Cam being influenced by that mindset would be too great and if anything he would only contribute to that culture. They maybe better off picking a guy like Hachimora or Alexander Walker if they dont get a top 3 pick those guys have reputations as high iq ballers with great work ethics.

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I agree, lotto is rigged

A lot of wink wink sh!+

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Lakers tank for Melo

Lakers tank for Melo 2020?!?!?!?!

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haha impossible..they would

haha impossible..they would have a late lottery pick, no way they get a top 3 pick with thier record.

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Well, improbable but not

Well, improbable but not impossible. I could see the NBA fixing the lottery to reward teams just outside of the playoffs to try and really fight back against tanking.

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I don't think people, in

I don't think people, in general, have grasped the difference in the lottery system. The odds of a team from 10-14 getting the top pick more than doubled. It used to be 3.7% combined, now it is 8%. Orlando winning the lottery in the Webber-Penny draft led to the top-heavy lottery model, but now those teams have a reasonable piece of the pie. The Lakers could very well have a 1.5% chance. The 11 and 12 teams now possess roughly the same odds that the 8 and 9 teams used to have. The Clippers, Bulls and Cavs, relatively recently hit from the 2.8 and 1.7% chances. A team from the 5-9 grouping came through with the top pick nine times in twenty-four years when there was a 23.9% chance. They now have a 37.5% chance. The four biggest bum teams have really lost out in reform. It used to be a 72.4% that one of the four worst teams got the first pick, now it is 54.5%. I prefer it the new way. I like the idea that the Knicks could strip their team to the bone, and have a coin-flips chance of going into free agency with Cam Reddish's 36 percent shooting as its shiny object.

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If the Sixers end up with the

If the Sixers end up with the first pick, is the lottery fixed?

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This is a good post I dont

This is a good post I dont why every negged Aria. -10? You guys are haters.

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It doesn't matter

No matter who wins the #1 pick there will be hundreds if not thousands of conspiracy theories as to why that team won. Welcome to the internet.

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Please

Just let Zion to the Knicks happen, him in MSG and DSJ in transition would be so fun to watch.

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