New Orleans Hornets Win Draft Lottery
After a tumultuous eight months, which saw franchise ownership change hands and its best player get traded away, the New Orleans Hornets are the happiest team in the NBA at the moment.
Coming into the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery, the Hornets were slotted with the fourth-best odds, which left them with just a 13.7 percent chance to land the top pick. But New Orleans beat the odds, and as result, are awarded with the opportunity to have their choice of NBA prospects entering the league. The consensus #1 pick by most pundits is Kentucky’s Anthony Davis, a defensive dynamo that projects to be an elite NBA center the moment he sets foot on an NBA floor.
Monty Williams was the team representative on the dais and was both stunned and ecstatic when speaking with the press after.
“After I realized we were in the top three, everything else was just surreal after that,” said Williams.
Monty refused to comment on the possibility of adding Anthony Davis, citing league rules that prohibit discussing players not under contract. He did however cleverly allude to the fact that he has been exceedingly impressed with a certain big man from UK.
The lottery losers were the Charlotte Bobcats, who despite posting the worst winning percentage in the history of the league, slipped to #2 overall and lost the chance to draft Davis. This just happens to be one of those drafts when the drop-off from number one down to number two is significant.
The Washington Wizards will pick third and the Cleveland Cavaliers will select fourth.