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    NBA Lottery

    Tonight was the NBA Draft Lottery. I wanted to let all the conspiracy theorists out there know that the lowly Milwaukee Bucks won the lottery. Clearly, David Stern had a vested interest in putting the NBA's next superstar in the media center that is Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    FYI, the last time the Bucks had the number one, they took Glen "the Big Dog" Robinson out of Purdue. Here's hoping they can come up with another stud like Big Dog...you can never have enough me-first, one-dimensional scorers on a team.

    That being said, I think the NBA Draft has replaced the NFL Draft as my favorite to watch. You can't put a price on watching these crazy foreign guys who paid to come to the draft privately climb down out of the rafters in the second round and shoot an evil glare at the world, then give a television interview in very bad English (read: Maciej "Magic Lamp" Lampe, New York Knicks, 2003; one of the few times I've ever seen New York fans cheer in a draft setting).

    Here's the fully story on the lottery:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/draft2...ory?id=2067752
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBeaneFan
    FYI, the last time the Bucks had the number one, they took Glen "the Big Dog" Robinson out of Purdue. Here's hoping they can come up with another stud like Big Dog...you can never have enough me-first, one-dimensional scorers on a team.
    "Big Dog" is on the playoff roster for the team in my city that appears after tonight to be a lock for the Finals. He's a role-player who's fitting in nicely down here. That might be some bitter irony for the Bucks if he ends up with a ring this year.
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    There's no denying the guy has been a productive player...he's had numerous years with 20+ PPG. But off the top of my head, I would say the Spurs represent his farthest advance ever into the playoffs...and he is more of a role player now than ever before.

    I'm not trying to take away from Robinson. He's had a solid career and made a lot of money doing it. But was it worth the #1 pick?
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    I'm a Bucks fan and Robinson was pretty much a wasted draft choice for a number one pick. He was a tweener who had a nice shot from 15 feet but thats it. He cannot dribble and he cannot handle the ball. Not much of a rebounder. And , no defense. While in Milwaukee, he did help them get to the conference finals but that was more Ray Allen's doing than Glenn's. A big disapointment. Hopefully they will do better this time. However don't forget their first number one pick back in the 60s when they won a coin flip. Some guy named Alcindor.

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    I feel bad for Bucks fans if they pick Bogut. He has bust written all over him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibleedblue
    I feel bad for Bucks fans if they pick Bogut. He has bust written all over him.
    Agreed. I think he's going to make Michael Olowakandi look like a superstar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibleedblue
    I feel bad for Bucks fans if they pick Bogut. He has bust written all over him.
    I was kinda hoping that Tubby Smith game-planned Bogut straight out of the Top 5 in his last college game.
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    Role players really don't deserve nicknames like Big Dog.

    Lucky for him he got the chance to hook up with a Tim Duncan team.

    Here's hoping TD & Co finish off the Suns quickly so that #21 can get some rest for his ankle before the Finals.

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    Re: NBA Lottery

    The Bobcats have two picks in the first (#6 and #13) that they are hoping to use to move up and take Marvin Williams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds
    The Bobcats have two picks in the first (#6 and #13) that they are hoping to use to move up and take Marvin Williams.
    I don't think #6 and #13 are going to be enough to snag Marvin Williams. Honestly, the Bobcats are in a good position with their current picks. They need depth just as badly as they need an offensive go-to guy. If Chris Paul slips (due to his height), they might get a go-to guy and still have #13 to use for depth.

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    As a Hawks fan (yes, there are a few of us left) I'd be thrilled if Bogut slides to #2. I don't see him as a bust, I think he's going to be for real. And they desperately need a center, surprising as it may be Jason Collier isn't exactly the answer. Chris Paul would be a nice consolation prize though, since the point is their next biggest need. What they do not need is Marvin Williams, I will hit the roof if they pick him. Please Milwaukee, do me a favor and remove the temptation for the front office!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Serafini
    As a Hawks fan (yes, there are a few of us left) I'd be thrilled if Bogut slides to #2. I don't see him as a bust, I think he's going to be for real. And they desperately need a center, surprising as it may be Jason Collier isn't exactly the answer. Chris Paul would be a nice consolation prize though, since the point is their next biggest need. What they do not need is Marvin Williams, I will hit the roof if they pick him. Please Milwaukee, do me a favor and remove the temptation for the front office!
    Let's see what you think in 3 years when Bogut is riding the pine like Darko and Williams is schooling the entire league.

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    The player I like in this draft is Gerald Green. 6'8 SG who is freakishly athletic, reminds me a lot of Tracy McGrady. He would be a nice consolation prize for the Bobcats since I doubt they will get Marvin Williams, but I think they will go the college route again and select Deron Williams.

    Count me in the Bogut will be a bust category. He doesnt impress me as a physical specimen, and he got his stats playing in the Mountain West. He might have a future as a PF if used in that role, but I doubt it.

    If im Charlotte, I would take Green at 5 and maybe hope Martell Webster falls to 13.
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    I think the sleeper of the draft will be Hakim Warrick. He could do some major damage if he goes to a fastbreak team. He would be deadly for the Nets, Celtics, Suns, etc. Not saying he will ever be a star, but he could give some instant help to a team.

    Of course, whoever picks Chuck Hayes will be getting the best player in the draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibleedblue
    Let's see what you think in 3 years when Bogut is riding the pine like Darko and Williams is schooling the entire league.
    You are nuts if you think Bogut is anything like Darko. Darko may well go down as the worst draft pick in NBA history. That was a guy who had accomplished nothing, he was just picked because he was really young and really tall, so maybe he'll develop into something. Oops. Bogut's already shown he's a skilled player. He could use a little meat on his bones, but he's got talent.

    I should point out part of my not wanting Marvin Williams has to do with positions. The one spot the Hawks do have some talent at is forward, they have much bigger needs than to draft another one. Having said that, I'd be a little more impressed with Marvin had he actually been at least able to crack the starting lineup in college.


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