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Ziller: Blazers Punished In Basketball Gods NBA Mock Draft

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Tom Ziller of SBNation.com flips the NBA Mock Draft idea on its head, projecting picks by what the "Basketball Gods" would prefer. Unfortunately, the Portland Trail Blazers don't fare too well. ------------------------------ Think of The Basketball Gods as cruel pranksters, mischievous dalliers who seek to inflict pain on the unholy and maximize schadenfreude in the execution. (Basically, think of them as the actual Greek and Norse gods you learned about in middle school.) What tricks will they have in store for us in 2012? 1. BROOKLYN NETS: ANTHONY DAVIS Why would The Basketball Gods give Brooklyn the No. 1 pick? 1. The Basketball Gods have abandoned Portland, who gets this pick if it's not top three. 2. Bruce Ratner leveraged this team to gentrify/destroy a neighborhood, basically. Mad black hat swag. 3. Jay-Z not only has sway over young players, but holy spirits. Game recognize game. ... 11. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS: DAMIAN LILLARD The Basketball Gods are automatic fans of any prospect named "Damian." "Beezlebub," also. ------------------------------ -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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