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The NBA's Executive of the Year, Masai Ujiri, is prepared to leave the Nuggets to rebuild the Raptors, according to Yahoo! Sports.
No, in fact, I believe the lottery works exactly as its intended to. Just one problem: the way its intended to work hurts more than it helps.
As soon as the Charlotte Bobcats were announced to have the 4th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, possibilities starting running through my head.
That resulted in a lot of different players scoring points for Denver and naturally with that plenty of assists, as the Nuggets finished third in the league at 24.4 assists per game, just .1 worse than second place Atlanta and less than a full assist behind top ranked San Antonio.
The NBA draft lottery never goes quite according to plan. No matter who wins the ping-pong ball sweepstakes, there will always be teams sitting in much worse position than they expected.
Now that we have a draft order, and 26 of the league's 30 teams are done playing for the season, it's time to go around the league and see where each team stands as we head into the season of the draft, trades, and free agency.
The odds weren't with the Pistons in last night's lottery as they dropped a spot from their projected 7 pick.
Though reports about this crop's weakness are premature -- it is impossible to know just how good or bad a draft is until years after it's completed -- two things are clear: There is no can't-miss superstar at the top and there are few certainties anywhere.
The Washington Wizards defied improbable odds - 4.79 percent - at the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday in New York, hurdling five teams to snag the third overall pick for the second year in a row.
Hopefully, the Sixers will wind up with the No. 1 pick tonight. They probably won't, however.
Kevin Love brought a Ricky Rubio bobblehead doll to the NBA draft lottery for luck, but neither his Timberwolves nor Damian Lillard's Trail Blazers moved up.
Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves poses with his good luck charm, a Ricky Rubio figurine, at the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night in New York.
Kevin Love and Flip Saunders shared lunch yesterday, as both were headed to the NBA Draft lottery that night.
No improvement of your lot, if you're the Minnesota Timberwolves. You fought gallantly in March, putting your best foot forward and ignoring the implosions of previous years.
The Wizards moved up five slots in the draft lottery and are slated to pick third now.
Star forward Kevin Love represented the team at the lottery Tuesday night and carried a Ricky Rubio action figure.