2010 NBA Mock Draft: First Post-Lottery Edition

May 19th, 2010 by TheRookieWall.com Leave a reply »
For full draft coverage visit TheRookieWall.com The 2010 NBA Draft Lottery has come and gone. There was a big shakeup at the top, and people in New Jersey/Brooklyn are disappointed, while those in our nations capital are rejoicing. The Wizards won the lottery and the 76ers have to be elated with picking second, with the Nets rounding out the top three. Despite having a 25 percent chance at landing the #1 pick, the New Jersey Nets slipped to third overall. In the past 20 years, the NBA team with the worst regular season record has won the #1 overall pick just three times: 1990 — New Jersey Nets, 2003 — Cleveland Cavaliers, and 2004 — Orlando Magic. The Nets, and new owner Mikhail Prokhorov, were hoping to repeat as the #1 overall team, they had #1 overall in 1990 and selected Derrick Coleman, and in 2000 they selected Kenyon Martin, but it wasn’t meant to be. The night belonged to the Washington Wizards and their good luck representative, Irene Pollin. After the whole Arenas situation, the Wizards needed a shot of life into the organization, and Wall will certainly provide that. The lottery went according to plan until the sixth pick was announced. T ...

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