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From the Bottom to the Top: How Lottery Teams Reacted to Their 2018 Draft Picks

The WHAT Podcast talks to women from Phoenix, Sacramento, Dallas, and Memphis to find out how fans reacted to their 2018 draft picks.

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How did fanbases with the highest draft picks react to their teams’ selections? On this week’s episode of the WHAT Podcast, Tara talks to fans from the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks, and Memphis Grizzlies to find out more about this year’s top draft picks, how fanbases reacted, and how they hope the new players will fit in. (Warning for Trail Blazer fans: there are references to the Greg Oden/Kevin Durant draft.)

  • Ashley Williams (@williamsashdawn) talked about Deandre Ayton chosen by the Phoenix Suns.
  • Jill Adge (@JillAdge) discussed how Marvin Bagley III might fit in with the Sacramento Kings.
  • Rebecca Lawson (@beccaaftersix), Editor-in-Chief of Mavs Moneyball, explained how surprised they were to learn that the Mavs were going to pick-swap with Atlanta.
  • Aimee Stiegemeyer (@hoopcityhellcat), Co-founder and Editor of All Heart in Hoop City, talked about how a rough year in Memphis ended with a glimmer of hope.

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Music used in the episode: “Happy Alley” and “The Curtain Rises” by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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