As you all know the NBA draft lotto is being held tonight, with Damian Lillard representing the Blazers. Of course, we have had great luck in draft lottos when we are represented by a Rookie of the Year who was picked sixth after four years of college (though we don't need to bring up the success in using that pick).
So to assume that we will move up would be completely reasonable. Post your predictions here for the draft lotto order. You can include a mock if you want, or just the order.
Conspiracy theories, homerism, chance, and anything other reasons are fair game. Also, feel free to post your predictions WITH the Blazers moving up and without.
A large market that needs something to get excited about with a crappy team that just lost favorite son Nash and doesn't really have any pieces to get excited about. Plus it is nice to have one East and one West in the top two.
The Hornets badly need more talent. Can't let them fall too far or nobody will watch.
5. New Orleans
It was really tempting to put them in second after all the drama and with new ownership. I could totally see that happening.
Of course we're going to win 1, 2, or 3. I just put us here for the purpose of discussing why other teams would move up.