Lakers Mock Draft 2019: Lottery Results & Predictions for Each Pick

Still, even if the Knicks don't end up with the top overall pick, they'd still have a real shot at winning the AD Sweepstakes if they were to own the #2 or #3 pick as well. Following those four, Cleveland, Phoenix, Chicago and Atlanta will pick ahead of Washington. "So now all of a sudden things might not be as rosy and as plentiful as far as trade value goes for the Boston Celtics". But they didn't get the rug pulled out from under them, either, because their pick from the Grizzlies just got a little better.

That being said, this Draft Lottery was one of the most entertaining events that we have seen in awhile.

Throw in point guard Jrue Holiday's terrific all-around floor game and if Griffin can somehow sway Davis to remain in New Orleans, the Pelicans would have an outstanding foundation on which to build for years to come.

The Knicks have drafted first only twice since 1965, including selecting Patrick Ewing - who represented the Knicks in Chicago on Tuesday - out of Georgetown in a top 10 that included Chris Mullin (seventh, Golden State Warriors), Detlef Schrempf (eighth, Dallas Mavericks) and Charles Oakley (ninth, Cleveland Cavaliers). And that's despite being part of the lottery proceedings more often than not in franchise history. "We obviously got this seed sheet, and I am trying to look through it and find out our numbers", Gentry said afterward.

"I just play my game. I don't know where I'm going to be". Assuming he is, I'd jump at the chance to add a player who's ready to start at the National Basketball Association level immediately.

Players expected to go toward the bottom half of the first 14 picks include Duke small forward Cam Reddish, Gonzaga power forward Brandon Clarke, Texas Tech shooting guard Jarrett Culver and Kentucky power forward P.J. Washington. The league draws ping-pong balls from a machine to determine the first four picks.

And maybe Davis will be more interested in staying now. "I think Mrs. Benson and her ownership group have invested in this very heavily". "If he was open-minded to believing that we could build a victor around him, he's more open-minded to it. But I'm looking at this believing that there's no reason he wouldn't want to win with us, because that's what we do". Hunter, ranked fifth on ESPN's Big Board and as the sixth-best player by The Ringer, will also likely be gone.

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