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Which lottery teams (currently) has brightest future?

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"Terrible" team with brightest future

Washington
20
10%
Cleveland
47
23%
Charlotte
13
6%
Phoenix
2
1%
New Orleans
41
20%
Toronto
16
8%
Detroit
43
21%
Orlando
20
10%
Sacramento
5
2%
 
Total votes : 207

Post#16 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:13 pm by mj234eva

Washington and New Orleans.

Detroit maybe, but their back court stinks. Fully healthy, the Cavs were dreadful this season, not buying into them.
"I mourned, I felt like somebody died." - Joakim Noah speaking on Derrick Rose's season ending injury earlier this season.
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Post#17 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:42 pm by Han Solo

Detroit Pistons also have around 25-30 million this off-season to spend (4 expirings-Maxiell,Maggette,Daye,Bynum). They will have a draft pick in the 5-10 range in the 2013 draft too to add to this roster -

Brandon Knight
Rodney Stuckey/Kim English
Tayshaun Prince/Kyle Singler/Khris Middleton
Greg Monroe/Jonas Jerebko/Charlie Villanueva
Andre Drummond/Slava

*You could build a decent team with that base, 25 million to spend, and another top 10 pick. Future is bright. We already have our future. Build around Drummond.

If Dumars goes the trade route, this is our roster this year. Expiring Deals in bold (pistons have over 20 million in expiring deals). Not sure if the casual basketball fan realizes how well the Pistons are sitting right now. Players that could be traded (in my opinion) are in blue. Dumars could build this team quick.

Brandon Knight/Will Bynum
Kyle Singler/Rodney Stuckey/ Corey Maggette/Kim English
Tayshaun Prince/Austin Daye/Khris Middleton
Greg Monroe/Jason Maxiell/Charlie Villanueva/Jonas Jerebko
Andre Drummond/Viacheslav Kravtsov

My opinion is that Detroit should move Knight to first guard off the bench and let him score. He needs to focus on scoring, not running the point. If Detroit get's a decent PG and a SG that can shoot. This team could get filthy quick. Not fair really to assess if Monroe/Drummond can play together. That don't have a PG that get's them easy buckets. Monroe has suffered from that this year. They are asking him to do too much. Monroe could get traded if they don't work together. I doubt it though. Dumars loves the Monroe, Knight, Drummond base he has.

Hopefully Pistons are active in trades this year. They have some players that would help other teams and a ton of money expiring. FA isn't that strong this year and Pistons could take back money in trade.

I'm going Detroit (And I believe that). Joe Dumars has been a part in all three of our titles. He'll get us back to at least the playoffs soon.

Drummond is exactly the type of player that team president Joe Dumars seems to always covet. He likes it when players are castoffs or have been given up on. When players have question marks attached to their names, Dumars rarely is deterred. Many times, this backfires. Charlie Villanueva was viewed as a lazy malcontent before coming to Detroit and he has only recently done anything to beat down that assessment. However, in some cases this has yielded success. The entire starting lineup of the Pistons' title squad in 2004 was composed of castoffs and question marks. So when it was time to make his selection at No. 9, it was a no-brainer. Sure, the Pistons could have gone with a guy like Austin Rivers who could develop into a star guard, or a more proven commodity like Tyler Zeller or John Henson. But Dumars decided to go with the high-risk/high-reward Drummond. So far, that selection appears to be a brilliant one and a pick that could bring the Pistons back to respectability in the near future.


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Post#18 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:01 am by BeachBrah22

Cleveland easily, we're the only team here with a superstar

We'll have another top 4 pick this year + one in the teens

We also have the most cap space in the league








Oh yeah, and we got Lebron in 2014
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Post#19 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:04 am by Geaux_Hawks

I'll take Detroit or N.O.
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Post#20 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:09 am by vanhowell

Lakers
CablexDeadpool wrote:Lebron's surrounding cast with Miami is no better than those 60 win Cavs teams, he just got better.
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Post#21 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:09 am by Geaux_Hawks

BeachBrah22 wrote:Cleveland easily, we're the only team here with a superstar

We'll have another top 4 pick this year + one in the teens

We also have the most cap space in the league








Oh yeah, and we got Lebron in 2014


Isn't it funny that you are the only team with a supposedly "superstar" but will be in the running for a top 5 pick?
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Post#22 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:10 am by Optms

If you include the Lakers they win it by default merely by being the Lakers.
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Post#23 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:13 am by Optms

BeachBrah22 wrote:Cleveland easily, we're the only team here with a superstar

We'll have another top 4 pick this year + one in the teens

We also have the most cap space in the league








Oh yeah, and we got Lebron in 2014


Superstars win games for their teams, put up elite numbers, are recognize by casual fans everywhere, bring in revenue for their team, etc.

Irving has superstar promise but he isn't anywhere near there yet brah.
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Post#24 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:14 am by Error Afflalo

Wall/Beal could be the league's best backcourt in a year or two. They fit each other perfectly.
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Post#25 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:16 am by Illmatic21

BeachBrah22 wrote:Cleveland easily, we're the only team here with a superstar

We'll have another top 4 pick this year + one in the teens

We also have the most cap space in the league








Oh yeah, and we got Lebron in 2014

If Irving was a superstar the Cavs would have more than 10 wins. Volume scoring and And1 highlights don't necessarily lead to team basketball and wins.
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Post#26 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:18 am by Geaux_Hawks

Error Afflalo wrote:Wall/Beal could be the league's best backcourt in a year or two. They fit each other perfectly.

Depends on Beal developing though. Wall will get there, but Beal would need to follow up on some of that Ray Allen hype he was getting before.
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Post#27 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:56 am by MVP Rose

Washington. Beal is the real deal.
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Post#28 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:20 am by KingzAndQueenz

Drummond is sick but he needs to develop a post game before they can build around him. All his points are scored on putbacks and off the pick and rolls
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Post#29 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:30 am by Mattya

The way the Wolves will be one of the 5 worst teams by the end of the season, so I will say they have a pretty bright future if they could ever stay healthy, plus adding in a top pick this year.

They will probably be looking at this lineup for the next week or so.

Rubio, Barea
Ridnour, Gelebale
AK47, Gelebale
Williams, Cunningham
Steamer, Amundson

They were struggling even before Pek and Shved got hurt, so I don't want to even think about how bad they will be now. If healthy next year and somehow get lucky and get Noel, McLemore and then by some miracle stay/get healthy this team could be really good.

Rubio, Barea
McLemore, Shved
AK47, Budinger
Love, Cunningham
Pekovic

and whoever they could get for Williams, Ridnour, and Roys team option. Very solid team.

Gosh it is so depressing being back in tank mode, again.
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Post#30 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:31 am by neiiru_3

I like the Magic. I also think the Hornets have a bright future. The Bobcats is they make good decisions going forth have a good future too.
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Post#31 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:44 am by KingCuban

No Lakers option?

Not trolling, but they will likely have Dwight and cap space in 2014.

Whilst other teams have some young studs, and whilst they're losing now, they will be back to the top before any of these perennial poor teams can get towards the playoffs.
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Post#32 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:46 am by Mk0

Obviously NOH. They have Austin Rivers. Dude is a beast.

Seriously though Detroit has two young bigs and future cap space like a mofo. Unless they blow it in FA and sign another Villanueva they should be good. If they manage to sign a PG who knows how to run a team they would be solid. Shame for Detroit that Lowry is in Toronto, he would have provided a lot of what they are missing.

Edit: Why so many votes for Cleveland? Kyrie is good but not a superstar and their team is bad. Unless Varejao is traded for a star they have next to nothing. Not trying to pile on, but they look more like a team that will be an 8th seed in a few years, stuck just missing the lottery and ending up on the treadmill.
In regards to Nerlens Noel being traded on draft night for Jrue Holiday.
Ax2SG wrote:How in hell is Noel involved in a trade that neither team has a top 3 pick? What if Cleveland drafts Noel with the 1st?

EDIT: HOLY ****, I FORGOT THE DRAFT WAS TODAY GUYS
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Post#33 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:52 am by Optms

KingCuban wrote:No Lakers option?

Not trolling, but they will likely have Dwight and cap space in 2014.

Whilst other teams have some young studs, and whilst they're losing now, they will be back to the top before any of these perennial poor teams can get towards the playoffs.


That's okay.

I know the OP didn't want to include them because even when the Lakers are in the lottery, they're not really a lottery team. The Lakers organization will rise time and time again with everyone being bitter about it with every Finals trip. Just like old times.
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Post#34 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:09 am by KingCuban

Optms wrote:
KingCuban wrote:No Lakers option?

Not trolling, but they will likely have Dwight and cap space in 2014.

Whilst other teams have some young studs, and whilst they're losing now, they will be back to the top before any of these perennial poor teams can get towards the playoffs.


That's okay.

I know the OP didn't want to include them because even when the Lakers are in the lottery, they're not really a lottery team. The Lakers organization will rise time and time again with everyone being bitter about it with every Finals trip. Just like old times.


If they're in the lottery, they're a lottery team.
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Post#35 Re: Which lottery teams (currently) has brigh
Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:17 am by eagereyez

Mattya wrote:The way the Wolves will be one of the 5 worst teams by the end of the season, so I will say they have a pretty bright future if they could ever stay healthy, plus adding in a top pick this year.

They will probably be looking at this lineup for the next week or so.

Rubio, Barea
Ridnour, Gelebale
AK47, Gelebale
Williams, Cunningham
Steamer, Amundson

They were struggling even before Pek and Shved got hurt, so I don't want to even think about how bad they will be now. If healthy next year and somehow get lucky and get Noel, McLemore and then by some miracle stay/get healthy this team could be really good.

Rubio, Barea
McLemore, Shved
AK47, Budinger
Love, Cunningham
Pekovic

and whoever they could get for Williams, Ridnour, and Roys team option. Very solid team.

Gosh it is so depressing being back in tank mode, again.

The Wolves are the most disappointing team for me this year. So sad how they just imploded.

I'd say the Kings have the brightest future, for they are coming to Seattle baby. Bring IT back to Seattle!
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