2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Will the Baron Davis Trade Haunt the Clippers for Years?
The 2011 NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night will settle the draft order and make 2011 NBA Mock Drafts a lot easier to predict. Will your team get the coveted No. 1 pick and take Kyrie Irving? What are the chances for each team and can they buck the odds? Bleacher Report has the latest buzz on the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery, including pre-lottery predictions and post-lottery analysis.
When the Los Angeles Clippers finally got out from under Baron Davis and his monster contract, it was seen as a brilliant move by a franchise that was clearly on the rise with a core of Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon.
Sure, the fact that the Clippers threw in their first round pick was a big deal, but what were the odds that it would land the top selection in this summer's draft?
Now the Clippers have egg on their face because the Cavaliers happened to hit the lottery and earn the right to the first pick in the draft. That's a pick that could have been huge in Los Angeles' development into a contender, and now you'd have to believe that the Clippers are going to wonder what might have been.
Imagine Los Angeles running with a core of Kyrie Irving, Eric Gordon and Blake Griffin on a nightly basis. That's a scary lineup and now all the Clippers have to show for it is Mo Williams.
Watching Irving turn into a star is going to be a painful process for the Clippers and their fans.
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