OT: Wizards win the lottery

Submitted by wishitwas97 on May 18th, 2010 at 8:35 PM

They shockingly won the lottery and looks like John Wall is a Wizards.  Too bad, Philly would have been a better fit since they're a running team.


On another note, who do you want the Pistons to take at #7 overall?



May 18th, 2010 at 8:43 PM ^

I would like Cousins to drop to the Pistons.  I highly doubt he lasts that long, but he's a beast.  Favors would be another guy I'd like but he'll be gone too.  No tweeners though, that's all I ask.


May 18th, 2010 at 8:55 PM ^

the Pistons need a PG and move Stuckey to SG.  That would require trading Rip Hamilton since no one would want to take on Ben Gordon's contract, and Dumars loves Stuckey.  Since John Wall is gone, Eric Bledsoe would be a logical option though he would be a reach however (with the exception of Wall, Cousins and Favors), there aren't many players who wouldn't be a great player so the Pistons might as well take a player with potential in Bledsoe.

If they opt not to take a PG, they need help at PF/C.  Cousins and Favors would be a logical pick if they are available at #7.  Otherwise, Cole Aldrich and Ed Davis may be the pick.  I'm not real excited about either of them.  Aminu wouldn't make sense since the Pistons already drafted Daye and Summers to play SF.

Steve Lorenz

May 18th, 2010 at 9:10 PM ^

The problem is that nobody wants Hamilton's contract either. There's almost no way they'll be able to trade him without eating a major portion of it.

And PLEASE don't take DeMarcus Cousins. Red flags galore with him. Thankfully he probably won't be there at 7. Favors would be great.


May 18th, 2010 at 10:15 PM ^

I was starting to think I was the only person on this thread that didn't want Demarcus Cousins. Honestly, I wasn't ever that impressed by him at Kentucky given all the hype. I don't feel like he will amount to much in the NBA. Obviously, I could be wrong, and with my limited basketball knowledge, I probably am. That said, the Pistons need help at PG and PF/C. There seem to be a lot of big men that should be on the board at number 7. Cole Aldrich could be there, and he's a smart player. Ed Davis has a ton of potential and room to improve. Him and Ekpe Udoh both need to add some weight. Ekpe wouldn't be a bad choice, and even guys like Aminu and Monroe. I'm guessing Dumars pulls the trigger on one of the big men, unless somebody makes a miraculous slide (John Wall?).


May 18th, 2010 at 10:20 PM ^

The Pistons need help in the paint way more than they need anything else.  Stuckey's not a great PG, but he's good enough for now.  Defintely a better option at PG than anything they have at PF or C.  Outside of duct taping a couple of the super skinny SF's Joe D has had a hardon for in the past 2-3 drafts together to create one halfway decent big man, they have absolutely nothing down low.

Steve Lorenz

May 18th, 2010 at 11:03 PM ^

Once I heard the words "Derrick Coleman" associated with Cousins, that was enough for me. Not to mention the fact that a lot of his output was a direct effect of Wall and Bledsoe's ability to get in the lane. I didn't find him to be all that impressive at all.

I'd hope Favors is there because he looks like an Amare Stoudemire/Blake Griffin type of player and if not him than Monroe because he is an excellent passer out of the post and that could also work for us. We definitely have to go big though. There is literally zero chance that Wall will be available and I'd be shocked if Washington didn't take him.


May 18th, 2010 at 10:08 PM ^

I actually wouldn't mind seeing the Pistons take Ekpe Udoh at #7. However, if Greg Monroe is somehow still available, I think he would be the obvious choice.


May 18th, 2010 at 9:29 PM ^

And go back to the final weeks of the season and not win a bunch of games that move them out of the 5 or 6 spot....that ended up being one and two. Of course, if they had that, they could not draft Darko, or not blow all their cap money last year, or... Barring finding a hot tub/police box/Delorean/phone booth, I'd rather they trade the pick as part of a deal. They're not getting any game changers at 7, and i don't trust Dumars with a high pick to find the surprise of the draft. Odds are he'll take Aldrich with it as the next big stiff.


May 18th, 2010 at 9:51 PM ^

The pick is clearly Donatas Motiejunas, because Dumars has a hugely successful history of drafting white centers from Europe.


May 18th, 2010 at 10:17 PM ^

I'm not a hardcore Nets fan. Just casual. Though it would have been nice to have seen them land Wall. Putting him with Devin Harris and Brooke Lopez would have been a nice young core that could have enticed Lebron. that could have been an excellent team for a long time. Eh, oh well.


May 19th, 2010 at 12:39 AM ^

Would love Favors or Cousins (even with issues. The guy has the size, talent and potential to get even better).

They will both be gone by the time the Pistons pick though. Wall (obviously), Favors, Cousins and Turner will all be taken for sure.

I want the Pistons to take Greg Monroe if he is still there. He's a big who will fill a position of need. He may be the most all-around skilled big man in the draft and he's a lefty big who has the passing skills and court awareness of a PG. Love that the offense ran through him at Georgetown. His only crticisms are basically that "he didn't take over games", but that is more a function of the Princeton style, team oriented offense that didn't necessarily highlight any one player.

IMO, he is the best player left for the Pistons to take after the other 5 are gone.

I like Wes Johnson too. Only knock is he is at a position where we have enough people. However, if Monroe is gone and Johnson is there, you take him.

Steve Lorenz

May 19th, 2010 at 1:19 AM ^

I just read an interesting article mentioning that Washington has a ton of room under the cap this summer....something I didn't have any idea was the case. I'm not a HUGE Wall fan but he seems like the type of player that would thrive with LeBron. If Arenas still has some left in the tank, Washington becomes a dark horse destination for a top FA, maybe a Nowitzki (if he opts out) or Bosh. Pure speculation but Wall/Arenas is a pretty solid combo.


May 19th, 2010 at 1:20 AM ^

Because the sports god's hate us. I will react exactly like I did when the Bronco's drafted Tebow, which went like this.

"oh god they traded up, don't take Tebow, don't take Tebow, don't take Tebow....FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU"

*commence drinking a very large long island iced tea*


May 19th, 2010 at 3:22 PM ^

My top 7 (for the Pistons)would be..

  1. Wall
  2. Cousins
  3. Favors
  4. Johnson
  5. Turner
  6. Monroe
  7. Aminu
  8. Davis
  9. Bledsoe

Added a few in case they trade down. DO NOT DRAFT LIST...

  1. Aldrich
  2. Whiteside
  3. Hayward

shoes untied

May 19th, 2010 at 4:07 PM ^

damn you anger pistons hating god....

Via ESPN insider: wizards winning ping pong ball combo was 8-7-11-4....the pistons owned 8-7-11-6(!!!!!!!!!!!!!) one ping pong ball from 7th to 1st