Since 1994, here are the #13 picks in the lottery. Sure looks crappy, here's hoping we move up, or pull off a 1996. A quick glance this morning at the ESPN's Draft Machine has us selecting Danillo Gallinari from Italy. I know next to nothing about this guy. Is he any good?
07 Julian Wright - Jury's still out, but he's had a fairly lackluster year
06 Thabo Sefolosha - Improving and shows promise, but hardly a star
05 Sean May - Bleh
04 Sebastian Telfair - Bleh (but improved this season.....slightly)
03 Marcus Banks - Bleh
02 Marcus Haislip - Bleh (Not sure if he's still in the league)
01 Richard Jefferson - Baller
00 Courtney Alexander - Bleh
99 Corey Maggette - Baller
98 Keon Clark - Bleh
97 Derek Anderson - Double Bleh
96 Kobe Bryant - Baller (sleazebag, Bleh)
95 Corliss Williamson - Bleh
That makes 8 blehs (including one double bleh), 3 ballers, and 2 who are too young to tell, but show signs of joining the Bleh's. Not exactly a great slot. Of course if KP does his homework and evaluates talent like the past, we should be able to avoid the bleh's and select a sleeper who can play. Here's hoping.......