NBA draft conversations

Updated: May 23, 2007, 10:36 AM ET
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The lottery is done and the draft order is set. Blazers and Sonics fans can't believe their good luck, while the Celtics find their bad luck equally unbelievable. Here's what you're saying:

Eastern Conference
TOR | NJN | PHI | NYK | BOS
DET | CLE | CHI | IND | MIL
MIA | WAS | ORL | CHA | ATL

Western Conference
UTH | DEN | POR | MIN | SEA
PHO | LAL | GSW | LAC | SAC
DAL | SAS | HOU | NOR | MEM
 


Lookin good for portland, ROY in Brandon Roy and a possible ROY next year with 1st overall pick. The teams got a bright future.

-- Kwintonitizer

Welcome to Portland Mr. Oden!!!
-- dsmoto1

it's over baby ... we're back
-- sorin2103

Hell yes. Oden and Alridge will be monsters. Must find a way to get rid of Randolph and Miles. I'm confident our GM Pritchard will come up with another brilliant move. We're going crazy here in Portland. I was biting my tongue the whole time watching that lottery, I felt like I just won the lottery myself. Watch out NBA the Blazers are sneaking up behind everyone
-- Ts9586

I think either Oden or Durant will fit in fine with the Blazers!! Playoffs...here we come, baby!!! It's been too long not to have my team to root for in the post season! Get out your Red, white and Black..blazer fans..it's "Rip city" time again!!
Dodgerdog12

UNREAL! I am beside myself. The Blazers could be extremely dangerous this winter.
-- ktc629


either one is going to vastly improve this team, and will help keep the sonics in seattle. the spurs were in a very similar situtation ten years ago, and then they landed a player by the name of tim duncan. either one will be a cornerstone for years to come.
-- Phatboydaniela

Finally, some luck! This could save the franchise. SAVE OUR SONICS!!! Welcome Kevin Durant!
-- wlavaris1

Kevin Durant is going to sell a lot of tickets - now if they can get some defensive players around him they could really make some noise. I think they can sign-and-trade Rashard for a decent player, and then trade Ray Allen, and we'll be in business! Great day for the Pacific Northwest - the Blazers wouldn't be bad to root for if the Sonics leave - they'll be great for years with BRoy and Oden.
-- Athenachief

this is one of the greatest days in sonics history..we all know what happened last time the sonics had the number 2 pick, GP are ya with me..this may be the one thing we need to keep the team in town.. i dont care if we get oden or durant, either one will bring more fans to the key next year..im pumped for it..... GO SUPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-- jcastro1016


If #3 isn't Mike Conley Jr., Billy Knight should be run out of town. Conley/Hibbert or Conley/Hawes would put the Hawks in position to be a very strong franchise for a very long time.
-- AUGator2745

I love the fact that we get 2 picks in the top 11 in possibly the deepest draft in NBA history. Get the guard first and then a C. In the weak east we have a legit shot at the playoffs next year.
-- Rothwelman

GET THE PG FIRST. GET THE PG FIRST. GET THE PG FIRST.
-- thomasconley770

We need to play around with these 2 picks and get some value. Conley is a must from this point guard class, but 3 is way too high. Outside of Oden, the rest of the big men are crapshoots as to whether they will be impact players or not so we could drop down with the 11 pick and still get some value with some of the other big men already mentioned
-- gator_bud9


This is bad for the city of Memphis. To walk away again with the fourth pick just does not feel right. How can you take the worst team in the league and the best they get is the number four? There has to be a better way to give some of the lower level teams hope.

-- Ebfrank

The Grizzlies not only lost out on Oden and Durant, but both of them are going to Western Conference teams that will make it even harder to make the playoffs in the future. It would have been much better for them to go to the Celtics, Hawks, or any of the other Eastern teams.
-- Sricharde


I wanna throw up.
-- Ashymatty

Anyone who says they are no longer watching the Celtics are and never were true fans of the team. I agree, it sucks. I thought at worst four, the chances of the fifth pick were slim to none. As far as tanking, the Celts did not start until the Bucks started doing it. What do we do with the pick, easy. We have enough young guys at every position, it is time to trade the pick and some players for an already proven vet that will truly change the team.
-- ANDREWATOSU

This is secretly the best thing to happen to the Celtics in the long run. Buy out Doc's contract and get rid of Ainge. The fans have had enough. Clearly the last gasp of hope for the current management is gone, so it's time to change.
-- Lethaluppercut

the league should just get rid of the whole lottery thing and just go in the order of the worst to last just like football does it because then someone like the trailblazers who don't need a top pick like oden or durant won't get it and a team like the celtics or grizzlies will get it because they did so poorly this year
-- jakefinn84

Can't wait to watch that wizard of the hardwood Doc Rivers make lemonade with lemons! Pure genius of Ainge to sign him to an extension! In all seriousness, while there is a big dropoff after the first two picks, three to five will be quality players...just not for the underachieving Celtics. To quote Col Kurtz...the horror...the horror
-- armen58

Greg oden was going renew the dynasty. now what are we going to do.
-- colombianboy92

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Eastern Conference
TOR | NJN | PHI | NYK | BOS
DET | CLE | CHI | IND | MIL
MIA | WAS | ORL | CHA | ATL

Western Conference
UTH | DEN | POR | MIN | SEA
PHO | LAL | GSW | LAC | SAC
DAL | SAS | HOU | NOR | MEM
 

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