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#1 Posted on 19.5.09 1958.59
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The ghost of Elgin Baylor helped his estranged employers garner the #1 pick for the 3rd time during the lottery era, thus how Blake Griffin becomes a bust becomes the key question. Memphis gets the #2 pick, so with their track record they'll trade it for some nice shiny beads.
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#2 Posted on 19.5.09 2011.53
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As only the top three picks in the draft are chosen in the lottery, the Clippers jumped from third to first, the Grizzlies from sixth to second, and the Thunder from fourth to third. The Kings fell from first to fourth, the Wizards from second to fifth, and the Timberwolves from fifth to sixth.

Previously with the Clippers...

They have earned the #1 selection, as Redsox mentioned, twice before: Danny Manning in 1988; Michael Olawokandi in 1998. Their draft history includes such illustrious names (no sarcasm intended here) as Bob McAdoo, Adrian Dantley, Tom Chambers, Byron Scott, Antonio McDyess, Lamar Odom and Loy Vaught, and complete busts such as Benoit Benjamin, Joe Wolf, and Danny Ferry (#2 overall in '89).

Their draft selections in the '00s have a lot to be desired, but in any event I don't see how they don't pick Blake Griffin here.
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#3 Posted on 19.5.09 2138.17
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Knowing the Clippers history and owner(Who thinks like Al Davis too) they will find a way to blow this draft.

Clippers win maybe Kings gain
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#4 Posted on 20.5.09 0440.48
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Poor Blake Grffin. I can't believe David Stern didn't rig this in some way. This franchise is an absolute joke.
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#5 Posted on 20.5.09 0841.10
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The Clippers have a history of not taking advantage of their position in the draft, even if it is a 3rd time winning the lottery.

Chances are Blake Griffin will be selected by the Clips which would probably be the wise decision. All I can say is that the Clippers better not waste their chance with their position as the top lottery pick this year.
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#6 Posted on 20.5.09 1122.58
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"The 4th pick goes to... the Sacramento Kings."

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Hard to top Mike D'Antoni's reaction at last year's draft lottery though.

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#7 Posted on 20.5.09 1134.14
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Do NBA teams trade draft positions like the NFL teams do?
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#8 Posted on 20.5.09 1156.40
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    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    Do NBA teams trade draft positions like the NFL teams do?


Yes. Even if there was a trade before the lottery, the original team's record is used to determine the ping-pong balls and draft order. Many trades, though, have lottery protections installed (as in, if the pick is top 3 or top 1 it doesn't transfer, and instead next year's pick is traded). For example, the Grizzlies could have had Lebron James if they had won the #1 pick, but instead they won the #2 pick, which automatically went to the Pistons, which all came from a trade they did in 1997.
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#9 Posted on 20.5.09 1356.53
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I think trading picks is actually easier in the NBA because of the rookie wage scale. In the NBA, teams will often draft a player for another team if they haven't quite worked out the trade details, then make the trade later on.

That happened with Eli Manning and Philip Rivers that one year, but was complicated by the fact that the NFL only alloted the Giants enough money to sign the #4 pick (which was the pick they actually made), whereas Eli Manning wanted to be paid like the #1 pick (which he actually was). They were able to finagle a contract, but it is a difficulty.
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#10 Posted on 20.5.09 1430.03
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I think it's probably safe to assume the Clippers have made their mind up as to who their selection will be, considering the introduction screen to their official website.

I can't believe it's taken me this long to realize it, but: Blake Griffin's a pretty ugly-looking dude, isn't he? Not that I'm checking out the guys or anything.
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#11 Posted on 20.5.09 1550.56
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The Clippers would be a great team to bet on in the next few years...if they didn't cripple themselves with that Zach Randolph trade last season. Without that trade and without Chris Kaman's baffling deal, this team is primed and ready to make a run at LeBron James in 2010, which would give you a starting five of Baron Davis, Eric Gordon, LeBron James, Blake Griffin, and Chris Kaman (at significantly less money). That's not just a playoff team, THAT'S a championship caliber team. Instead...well...they're the Clippers.

Why is Mike Dunleavy employed again?

(edited by It's False on 20.5.09 1353)
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#12 Posted on 20.5.09 2113.26
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    Originally posted by It's False
    The Clippers would be a great team to bet on in the next few years...if they didn't cripple themselves with that Zach Randolph trade last season. Without that trade and without Chris Kaman's baffling deal, this team is primed and ready to make a run at LeBron James in 2010, which would give you a starting five of Baron Davis, Eric Gordon, LeBron James, Blake Griffin, and Chris Kaman (at significantly less money). That's not just a playoff team, THAT'S a championship caliber team. Instead...well...they're the Clippers.

    Why is Mike Dunleavy employed again?

    (edited by It's False on 20.5.09 1353)


Come on, in what reality would LeBron ever want to go to this dead-end team? LBJ may want to play in a big market, but he's not an idiot.
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#13 Posted on 20.5.09 2300.49
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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    I think it's probably safe to assume the Clippers have made their mind up as to who their selection will be, considering the introduction screen to their official website.

Their site shows both Blake Griffin and Ricky Rubio...
    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    I can't believe it's taken me this long to realize it, but: Blake Griffin's a pretty ugly-looking dude, isn't he? Not that I'm checking out the guys or anything.

I'm not going there.

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#14 Posted on 21.5.16 1252.53
This 2009 NBA Draft was also the year that Stephen Curry was drafted 7th overall by the Golden State Warriors. Seven years later, he's a two-time MVP, and he led the Warriors to last year's title.
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