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Redoing the Last Two Draft Lotteries




Commissioner David Stern announces that all GMs and owners will hop into a newly made time machine and redo the last two draft lotteries. All trades and free agent signings are reset. So, everyone hops in and travels back to June 28, 2012. NOTE: Remember, at this time the Sixers still have Andre Iguodala and Jrue Holiday. Andrew Bynum is on Lakers.

1st pick: New Orleans Hornets

The Hornets, not named the Pelicans yet, think long and hard about this pick. At this time, the Hornets point guard is Grevis Vasquez. They are considering drafting Damian Lilliard over Anthony Davis. Lilliard seems like he may be the better all around player. Davis is still playing outstanding in the present, but injuries hamper him in his first two seasons. The Hornets decide to draft Davis and try their luck in the Jrue Holiday trade again.

Anthony Davis

2nd pick: Charlotte Bobcats

The Bobcats have an interesting case. Damian Lillard is without a doubt the best player available. However, they feel they have a franchise point guard in Kemba Walker. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been okay, not great, for Charlotte. Bradley Beal and Dion Waiters also are options. But the Bobcats look towards Harrison Barnes. Barnes fills a need and has been great for Golden State. It's a no-brainer for Charlotte.

Harrison Barnes

3rd pick: Washington Wizards

The Wizards have an easy choice. Stand pat with Bradley Beal.

Bradley Beal

4th pick: Portland Trail Blazers

Portland sees an opportunity and jumps at it. Cleveland has a franchise point in Kyrie Irving. They could draft a Kidd-Gilchrist but don't mind trading down. Portland sends the 6th and 11th picks to Charlotte. Easy decision on who to pick.

Damian Lillard

5th pick: Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers, needing a big man, send Andre Iguodala and the 15th pick to Detroit for this pick.

Andre Drummond

6th pick: Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavs acquire this pick from Portland. Needing a forward, they look at John Henson and Jared Sullinger. The 'Cats want someone who can play center as well.

Jared Sullinger

7th pick: Golden State Warriors

With Harrison Barnes gone, the Warriors consider drafting a replacement in Terrence Ross, who also is a deadly three point shooter. But the Warriors are leaning towards someone like John Henson, who is a defensive force. Then they find his replacement.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

8th pick: Toronto Raptors

The Raptors feel comfortable with what they have in Ross, but still look to guys like Tony Wroten, Jeremy Lamb, and Dion Waiters to draft. The Raptors narrow their choices to Ross and Waiters.

Dion Waiters

9th pick: Detroit Pistons

With Andre Drummond gone, the Pistons need a replacement. Both Tyler Zeller and Miles Plumlee are good options, but Terrence Jones seems like he would pair well with Greg Monroe. John Henson seems even better, though.

John Henson

10th pick: New Orleans Hornets

The Hornets seek point guard help to ensure their depth if the Jrue Holiday trade falls through next year. Austin Rivers is not the way to go. Tony Wroten and Tyshawn Taylor are the only guys available worth a look.

Tony Wroten

11th pick: Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavs drafted Sullinger, and can now look to a shooting guard or small forward. They decide the easy choice is to draft either Terrence Ross, Jeremy Lamb, or Mo Harkless.

Terrence Ross

12th pick: OKC Thunder

The Thunder and Rockets, feeling that the James Harden trade benefitted each other, do the same trade again, only earlier. The Thunder don't have second thoughts about their pick, either.

Jeremy Lamb

13th pick: Phoenix Suns

The Suns do not have Eric Bledsoe at this time. However, they feel confident they can pull the deal off. So, they go ahead and look for a small forward.

Maurice Harkless

14th pick: Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks, still with the shot-happy backcourt of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, look towards a replacement for John Henson. Draymond Green is the initial choice, but the Bucks find a better choice in either Miles Plumlee or Terrence Jones.

Terrence Jones

The first lottery is over. The GMs hop back in their time machine and head to June 27, 2013.

1st pick: Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavaliers now have a stacked young front court in Jared Sullinger and Tristian Thompson. They have Terrence Ross to play the three. All they are missing is the 2-guard.

Victor Oladipo

2nd pick: Orlando Magic

The Magic have a no-brainer here. They need a franchise point guard, and there is one available.

Michael Carter-Williams

3rd pick: Washington Wizards

The Wizards original pick isn't doing so well. Otto Porter has upside, but he was labeled by many as the safe pick, the most NBA ready prospect. He's averaging 2 ppg. Luckily, Giannis Antetokounmpo and his hands are available.(Do I really have to type it again?)

Giannis Antetokoumpo

4th pick: Charlotte Bobcats

The Bobcats took Harrison Barnes earlier, so they have a hole at guard. Nerlens Noel is tempting, but the 'Cats love Ben McLemore

Ben McLemore

5th pick: Phoenix Suns

The Suns drafted Alex Len on potential. They knew he would suck at first. But now, Nerlens Noel is the better option.

Nerlens Noel

6th pick: New Orleans Pelicans

The Sixers and Pelicans traded before, they will here again. Jrue Holiday goes to NOLA while this pick, next year's pick, and Miles Plumlee head to Philly. Philly gets more due to no MCW.

Trey Burke

7th pick: Sacramento Kings

With McLemore gone, the Kings have an easy, easy decision.

Tim Hardaway Jr

8th pick: Detroit Pistons

The Pistons may need to stand pat here. They decide not to.

CJ McCollum

9th pick: Minnesota Timberwolves

With Burke off the board, the Jazz aren't interested in trading. So, the T-Wolves look for a forward.

Otto Porter

10th pick: Portland Trail Blazers

The Blazers, with McCollum off the board go after a guard.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

11th pick: Philadelphia 76ers

While the Sixers can't get their original duo of MCW and Noel, they get a nice consolation prize with Burke and this pick.

Steven Adams

12th pick: New York Knicks

The Knicks trade their first and a 2018 first for this pick.

Dennis Schroeder

13th pick: Dallas Mavericks

The Mavs want to hold on to Shane Larkin, so instead of trading this pick to the Boston Celtics, they keep it.

Shane Larkin

14th pick: LA Clippers

The Jazz, shocked and furious that all four point guards were taken before their pick, force trade Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks and a 2014 first round pick for Eric Bledsoe. The Clippers, as a contending team, like Alex Len's potential and will not force him to play immediately.

Alex Len

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