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    Default I played the lottery 100 times on ESPN. Results . . .

    A couple days ago I played Chad Ford's lottery on ESPN 149 times before the Pacers finally moved up.

    Lottery http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/lottery2008/mockdraft

    NOTE; In the lottery the Pacers can only move up into one of the top three positions. If we don't do so we either pick where we finished in the league or we move back if a team in back of us moves up. The lottery was kind to me today. Our chance of getting the #1 pick from where we are now (11th) is .8%. I got it twice for 2%.

    1] 2
    2] 1
    3] 5
    11] 89
    12 3

    With our number 1 picks we took Rose both times. We also got him a 3rd time when we got the 2nd pick in the draft and Minnesota took Beasley. As for Minny taking Beasley, Ford's reasoning is Beasley and Jefferson would give Minny a devastating inside-out punch.

    With our 5 number 3 picks we took Brook Lopez each time. Myself I would rather take a point guard at 3 and try to get his brother later.

    With our 89 number 11 picks we took Augustin with 88 of them and Westbrook with the other. Westbrook was always available when we picked eleventh so it's likely we could have him instead of Augustin.

    With our three number 12 picks we took Augustine twice and Love the other time.

    Of course our picks are according to Chad Ford, but I thought it interesting.

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    I would give anything for derrick rose, unfortunately we haven't been blessed with the best luck lately

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    What is funny about Ford is he has DJ Augustine going to the Clippers if they do not have a top three pick everytime and he has no love Danillo G. He thinks we are drafting a PG 100% but you never know w/ Larry Bird.

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    I think I would go with Bayless over Lopez #3.
    "As a bearded man, i was very disappointed in Love. I am gathering other bearded men to discuss the status of Kevin Love's beard. I am motioning that it must be shaved."

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    If we were to get the #3 pick and actually took Brook Lopez with it ....... I'd eat a bug.

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    Whenever I do this, we take Augustin at #11 and the Kings take Westbrook #12. I think I'd cry if we took Augustin and Westbrook was still on the board.
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    Westbrook would be a very good compliment to Diener, He can do everything Diener cant and vice-versa. I mean hell if we are gonna let Flip Murray start at PG Westbrook would be a big upgrade there.

    yeah, right now Im between Westbrook and Mchgee. Im leaning toward Mchgee, who they have us taking on NBAdraft.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite MAN_force View Post
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    Westbrook would be a very good compliment to Diener, He can do everything Diener cant and vice-versa. I mean hell if we are gonna let Flip Murray start at PG Westbrook would be a big upgrade there.

    yeah, right now Im between Westbrook and Mchgee. Im leaning toward Mchgee, who they have us taking on NBAdraft.net
    Uncle Buck would be a big upgrade over Flip Murray at PG.

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    Uncle Buck would be a big upgrade over Flip Murray at PG.
    Listen, he certainly has the offensive capability to play against some of the bigger guards, but his defensive liabilities are well-documented. (I'm talking about UB, of course)

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    Westbrook would be a very good compliment to Diener, He can do everything Diener cant and vice-versa. I mean hell if we are gonna let Flip Murray start at PG Westbrook would be a big upgrade there.

    yeah, right now Im between Westbrook and Mchgee. Im leaning toward Mchgee, who they have us taking on NBAdraft.net
    Have you heard of any news on Mcghee's anger management issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneGranger33 View Post
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    Listen, he certainly has the offensive capability to play against some of the bigger guards, but his defensive liabilities are well-documented. (I'm talking about UB, of course)
    Everyone knows that I am the only one to dominate shade in the post...

    The Pacers have there 5'10 center right here.

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    I must have the luck, second time I did the lottery we actually won the # 1 pick and chose Derrik Rose.

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    I must have the luck, second time I did the lottery we actually won the # 1 pick and chose Derrik Rose.
    I think we have our representative on draft lottery night.

    Somebody get the guy who talks to the guy who talks to the guy who talks to they guy who talks to Larry on the phone.

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    Have you heard of any news on Mcghee's anger management issues?

    I think I read in one article that he has occasionally lost his composure on the court... hard to say because I haven't seen with my own eyes. I don't really have a problem with a player that plays with emotion, but there are boundries. Ill take that any day over a guy who has the oppisite problem, not caring, which is what I have heard about Deandre Jordan, and why I want to stay away from him.
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    I must have the luck, second time I did the lottery we actually won the # 1 pick and chose Derrik Rose.
    Let me guess, you clicked the cold button on your keyboard.

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    I think I read in one article that he has occasionally lost his composure on the court... hard to say because I haven't seen with my own eyes. I don't really have a problem with a player that plays with emotion, but there are boundries. Ill take that any day over a guy who has the oppisite problem, not caring, which is what I have heard about Deandre Jordan, and why I want to stay away from him.
    I also prefer McGee over Jordan. Just look at the stat comparison:

    McGee - 27.3 mpg, 14.1 pts, 7.3 reb, 2.8 blk, 53% FG, 52% FT
    Jordan - 20.1 mpg, 7.9 pts, 6.0 reb, 1.3 blk, 62% FG, 43% FT

    I know the competition is better in the Big 12, but McGee's numbers are much better. It looks like rebounding is really the only area where Jordan has an edge. He's also slightly bigger. One thing to keep in mind is that while McGee's a sophomore and Jordan's a freshman, McGee is only 6 months older.
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    If we end up with #3, I'd take Mayo.

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    I also prefer McGee over Jordan. Just look at the stat comparison:

    McGee - 27.3 mpg, 14.1 pts, 7.3 reb, 2.8 blk, 53% FG, 52% FT
    Jordan - 20.1 mpg, 7.9 pts, 6.0 reb, 1.3 blk, 62% FG, 43% FT

    I know the competition is better in the Big 12, but McGee's numbers are much better. It looks like rebounding is really the only area where Jordan has an edge. He's also slightly bigger. One thing to keep in mind is that while McGee's a sophomore and Jordan's a freshman, McGee is only 6 months older.
    You also have to look at who they played right... BOth of these guys stats drop against good talent.

    The only big question mark in my mind is if McGee can get some weight on and still be healthy. No knee "benders" or anything like that. I do like his ability to hit a 3 once and awhile.

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    If we end up with #3, I'd take Mayo.
    Mayo is probably going to end up the third-best pro in this class - if not better. I would love for the Pacers to end up with a playmaker of his caliber.

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    Default Re: I played the lottery 100 times on ESPN. Results . . .

    For me, 5 times in a row we had the #11, the 6th time we had D. Rose at #1.

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    Normally around the 20th time Ill get us with a good pick.. But today I got bored and did it.. It was probably 120 times until we got a good pick.. But we got Rose.

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    i've gotten the first pick within the first 19 tries every time. my personal best was three #1 picks and one #2 pick.

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    First 5 shots I got #11 for D.J. Augustin. 7th time I got #2 for Rose.

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    There could still be some players enter the draft that could shake things up a bit. Hansbrough "could" go 10th and change everything.
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    Keep dreamin'.

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