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.
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.
3rd pick: Washington Wizards
The Wizards have an easy choice. Stand pat with 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.
5th pick: Philadelphia 76ers
The 76ers, needing a big man, send Andre Iguodala and the 15th pick to Detroit for this pick.
6th pick: Cleveland Cavaliers
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.
8th pick: Toronto Raptors
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.
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.
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.
12th pick: OKC Thunder
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.
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.
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.
2nd pick: Orlando Magic
The Magic have a no-brainer here. They need a franchise point guard, and there is one available.
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?)
4th pick: Charlotte Bobcats
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.
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.
7th pick: Sacramento Kings
With McLemore gone, the Kings have an easy, easy decision.
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8th pick: Detroit Pistons
The Pistons may need to stand pat here. They decide not to.
9th pick: Minnesota Timberwolves
With Burke off the board, the Jazz aren't interested in trading. So, the T-Wolves look for a forward.
10th pick: Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers, with McCollum off the board go after a guard.
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.
12th pick: New York Knicks
The Knicks trade their first and a 2018 first for this pick.
13th pick: Dallas Mavericks
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.