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Let the conspiracy theories fly!
We had to see this coming, right? A botched trade, an owner-less franchise (sale pending) and a crippling fanbase…aside from the Charlotte Bobcats who needed the No. 1 pick more?
A good side to the New Orleans Hornets winning the lottery is that they were rewarded for never attempting to tank at any point of the season. They always played hard and not only do they have the top overall pick, but they are also going to be selecting 10th overall.
After everything they have been through with trades, non-trades, injuries, being a league-owned franchise and all the losing, the Hornets finally catch a break and get to draft the best player in the entire draft.
Assuming they select Anthony Davis, if they re-sign Eric Gordon and nail their other lottery pick, the Hornets will have the foundation to build a lasting success.