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Clippers keeping No. 1 pick a long shot

There's no way L.A. could have protected the pick and been better off as a result

Updated: May 18, 2011, 11:04 PM ET
By Larry Coon | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

By now everyone has heard that the first-round pick the Los Angeles Clippers gave the Cleveland Cavaliers for taking Baron Davis off their hands turned out to be the Cavs' dream come true and the Clippers' worst nightmare.

With only a 2.8 percent chance of winning the lottery, the Clips were reasonably certain they were conveying a lower pick in a draft they didn't particularly like. But fate laughs at us all, and it seems to laugh loudest at the Clippers. Sure enough, the carrot they ...

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