As a Nets fan, I am royally peeved at my team's No. 3 selection.
But as we all sit here debating the draft (with many becoming obsessive-compulsive), let's take a step back and realize one fact: all the teams we are obsessing over stink.
My Nets had 12 wins. The T-Wolves didn't do much better. And the Wizards are still overcoming their disastrous state.
The fact of the matter? It takes time to reach the top.
The No. 1 pick will not solve a team's worries; and the prized pick is only shiny and new for one season.
Even LeBron James couldn't make the Cavs a competitive team until his third year in the NBA.
And John Wall—who everyone believes will be the No. 1 pick—is no LeBron.
Neither is Evan Turner.
The teams that will end up better? The ones with a supporting cast.
The Wizards have a decent team, but they also have issues to deal with.
The Nets—regardless of their No. 3 pick—can nab a decent player to join a solid core of Devin Harris, Brook Lopez...and maybe even LeBron.
But none of them are Michael Jordan. And MJ really didn't cause a stir his first few years as a pro.
So before fans start jumping off the walls with their top picks, stop for a second and watch the NBA Playoffs. Because postseason play is where you want to be.
Not the NBA Draft Lottery.