ESPN has done it again. And I am scared. ESPN has unveiled their 2009 NBA Lottery Mock Draft game.
When you click it, it auto populates the entire lottery. It breaks down the chances of your favorite losing team. And depending on just how bad their record is – Oklahoma City is 2-24 and has the best chance for the first pick at 25% . It then fills in the draft order and players selected. It’s supposedly random.
The one time I was able to get the Timberwolves – they are second with 19.9% – to the first pick, they pick Blake Griffin. I feel good about that. I am happy with the Oklahoma stud.
SIDE NOTE: If we get Griffin, maybe we could trade Kevin Love back to Memphis for our original pick from last year, O.J. Mayo - still blows my mind. But I am sure the Grizzles would go for it.
But every other time, when the T’Wolves have the second or third pick, that damn game gives them Hasheem Thabeet, the 7’3″ junior center from UConn.
THE TIMBERWOLVES CANNOT WASTE ANOTHER LOTTERY PICK ON A ONE DIMENSIONAL PLAYER!
Not when Arizona State’s James Harden, Davidson’s Stephen Curry, and Georgetown Center Greg Monroe are still on the board. And don’t forget the international flavorings with Spain’s Ricky Rubio and Brandon Jennings.
Not until the T’Wolves are at the four slot does the crazy game give us Stephen Curry.
One might ask; Why do you have such an issue with this game?
Answer: Because I swear to all that is holy that the T’Wolves are going to pick Thabeet because the feakin’ game “told” them to. It feels like something McHale would do. Hopefully he will not be around to mess it up again.