The NBA Draft Lottery was last night and boy what a shocker. I am not generally one to fully buy into conspiracy theories (although it must be said I have been buying in more and more lately), but the Hornets getting the No. 1 pick seems dubious at best. OK, let's take the team that was, up until recently, owned by the NBA and lost Chris Paul in spite of some shady David Stern interference and give them the No. 1 pick. I realize that people are in the room and can see the ping pong balls bouncing around and come up randomly, but still. It just feels shady.
Your Washington Wizards ended up with the No. 3 overall pick. With Randy Wittman coming back next year maybe he and Ernie Grunfeld will be able to devise a plan to not get a Jan Vesely (18.9 mpg; 4.7 ppg; 4.4 rpg) in this year's draft. We discussed what we think the Wiz need and should stay away from, but what do we know?! (we discuss that on Segment 2 of the BHR Podcast. Click here to listen. Here is hoping for a better draft and record for the Wiz next season!
Lastly, in spite of that fact that both conference final series started 2-0, we are seeing some pretty darn good basketball. We have been witness to some amazing individual efforts (Tony Parker, Rajon Rondo, Manu Ginobili to name a few) and some absolutely stellar precision play (the Spurs winning 20 straight before Thursday's loss). I am a casual fan at best during most of the year, but the playoffs have had me riveted. We are probably going to see Spurs vs. Heat in the NBA Finals, so who ya got?