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Old 05-11-2010, 02:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: Draft Discussion

The Sixers have a 5.3 percent chance of winning the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA draft.

A 5.3 percent chance of earning the right to draft Kentucky point guard John Wall, a stroke of luck that would spin the franchise to safety from its current ledge.

Without a fortuitous bounce, the Sixers will remain a mismatched roster with no coach, a franchise run by a general manager without ownership's backing, a team that continues to be one of the NBA's least desirable locations for free agents.

If odds hold true, the Sixers will have the No. 6 selection June 24, date of the 2010 draft. It would be the team's highest draft position since it selected Keith Van Horn with the No. 2 pick in 1997.

If odds break against them, the Sixers can drop to No. 7 or 8 - even No. 9, if things bounce remarkably unpredictably.

Essentially, the Sixers are like a gambler who has hit bottom. Either the final bet with their final dollar - a flier taken on the roulette wheel while shuffling out of the casino - will miraculously resurrect them, or they'll be forced to do it the old-fashioned way: through a decent draft pick, trades, maneuvering, good coaching, some game-planning, and of course, hard work.

And it will take years.

Come June 24, the Sixers must draft one of two positions: shooting guard or center.

Go boys, send your lucky charms with Jrue. Ironically, landing the #1 pick would mean crappy luck for Holiday.
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