NBA Draft Lottery: Okafor to T-Wolves or Lakers


The NBA Draft Lottery has come and it has gone. The Charlotte Hornets came into the draft lottery with an 81% of having the ninth pick in the draft, and they ended up with the ninth pick in the draft. There will be no status quo shaking move from the ping pong balls.

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There is still a chance the Hornets could investigate moving up in the draft, but there is no player outside the top two that they would have to move up for. Talent for the next ten guys in the draft is pretty similar.

The winners tonight were the Minnesota Timberwolves with the number one spot and the Los Angeles Lakers, who landed in second. They will have the first opportunities at the top two players on the draft board, Karl-Anthony Towns and Duke’s Jahlil Okafor.

This means that Okafor has two intriguing options available to him now. He could go number one overall. That means that he would be going to Minnesota to team up with Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Ricky Rubio, and Gorgui Dieng. That roster of young guns would at least be exacting to see. Not sure how many games they would win the West, though.

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  • Okafor’s other potential landing spot would be the Lakers. Who doesn’t want to play with the Lakers? In Los Angeles, Okafor would join forces with the final years of Kobe Bryant. He would be part of an unseen front court with the injured Julius Randle. Somewhere would be Nick Young lurking beyond the three point line. Again that is a fun roster concept to think of. Someone would have to figure out where to find wins though.

    The NBA Draft will be in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on June 25. Of course that means that playoff basketball is entering its last stages.

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