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The Fix Is In! New Orleans Hornets Win Lottery; #1 Draft Pick

Submitted by on May 31, 2012 – 10:55 am2 Comments

Michael Jordan may know how to win on the court, but he can’t buy a victory off of it.

After a depressing season where the Jordan-owned Bobcats made history by having the lowest win percentage ever, the consolation for being terrible was supposed to come in the form of winning the lottery and claiming consensus top pick Anthony Davis. Unfortunately, that didn’t come to pass.

Instead, the league-owned New Orleans Hornets won the lottery and the right to draft Davis at the 2012 NBA draft. It wouldn’t be so bad if this didn’t stink of conspiracy for the Hornets. The league-owned franchise had a ton of issues when the NBA commissioner David Stern blocked a trade that was to send Chris Paul to the Lakers, then approved a deal that sent Paul to the Clippers. The Hornets wound up getting the short end of the deal, but scoring the #1 pick will definitely get harped on as a make up move to help alleviate the Hornets’ problems.

The Hornets were supposed to land the #4 pick, but the ping pong balls went their way and they landed the #1 pick along with the #10 pick. Both picks are certain to be building blocks to improve upon a season where they went 21-45. Meanwhile, the Bobcats won’t land the franchise player they desired and seem destined to toil in the basement next year.

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