Are you guys super excited for tonight’s draft lottery? Do you have your special lottery socks on — the ones that helped you land that No. 1 pick, way back when? No? Me neither. For one, we already know who’s going to win the first pick. For two, the draft is terrible this year.
Don’t believe me? Just ask everyone. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports did, and here’s what he found out.
One Western Conference general manager was more succinct in his analysis of this year’s pool of available players.
“It’s horrendous,” he said. “Every year we always talk about how bad the draft is. This year we really mean it.”
Sounds great. Can’t wait for whoever wins tonight’s lottery to shake Adam Silver’s hand and whisper, “We’re all set, actually. Thanks, but no thanks. Maybe next year?” Just might be the first time someone turns down the No. 1 overall pick. Not allowed, duh, but whichever team wins might wish they could.
Unless Minnesota pulls it off. I’m sure they’re VERY excited to draft Kyrie Irving. It’s been almost two years since David Kahn got to draft a point guard in the lottery, and his trigger finger is getting itchy.