The lottery balls fell pretty much where they were supposed to — the only team that got screwed was the Knicks, and that’s fine — and Chad Ford has the draft shaking out as it does above. Both highly touted big men will likely go at one and two, leaving the Sixers to have their pick of D’Angelo Russell, Emmanuel Mudiay, or anything crazy Sam Hinkie wants to do.
Seems like Russell is ready to play with his buddy Nerlens:
GOD IS GOOD! Loading…
— D'Angelo Russell (@Dloading) May 20, 2015
As for those picks that didn’t convey this year? The Lakers pick is top-3 protected next year, the Heat is top-10 protected again, and the Thunder’s pick is top-15 protected. So, #OneFourElevenSixteen is a real possibility next year.
We’ll have much more in the coming weeks.