|As long as New Orleans doesn't leapfrog their way into a top three pick and the Sixers don't fall out of the top three, tomorrow night's lottery won't be a disaster.|
|Evan Turner, Derrick Favors, Evan Favors, Derrick Turner. We've got a month to debate it, cast your vote in the first poll and then celebrate in the comments.|
|Cross your fingers. Knock on wood. Grab your rabbit's foot. The time is finally upon us. We'll go through it together, hopefully it won't be as excruciating as the Eddie Jordan Era was. Your 2010 NBA Draft Lottery Live blog, after the jump.|
|The clock just refuses to move quickly enough, so how about a best/worst for each possible spot the Sixers could wind up? Why not? Kill some time after the jump (5 more hours, guys).|
Latest comment: from Brian:) Haven't felt this good about the Sixers in a long time....
|By now, you already know the Sixers have an 18.3% chance at landing a top three spot in tonight's draft lottery. You may or may not know their odds of walking away with the #6 or #7 pick is over 70%. If you aren't into odds and you just want to know how you should feel during the painfully slow and drawn out unveiling later tonight, check after the jump. I've created a viewer's guide tailored specifically for the suffering Sixers fans.|
|The second player up in the 9 players, 9 days series is Kansas center, Cole Aldrich. Again, Aldrich is here because I believe he's likely on the Sixers radar, not because I want the Sixers to take him. More after the jump.|
|We have nine days to go until the fateful lottery balls will be selected in the NBA draft lottery. The way I see it, right now, the Sixers will probably wind up taking one of eight players when all is said and done. I'm going to expand it to nine and list my top nine, from bottom to top. One per day until we reach number one on the day of. First up, number nine on my list, Ed Davis.|
|In what I believe is a five-man draft, the Sixers most-likely landing spot in the draft lottery is number six. After the jump, let's take a look at the teams who will probably be drafting ahead of the Sixers and see if we can identify a player who two who may sneak into the top five ahead of Philly.|
|Either the Sixers have finally run into a modicum of good luck (or Joe Dumars broke a couple of mirrors after realizing he signed both Ben Gordon and Charlie V. last summer). Either way, according to the Pistons' Twitter account, the Sixers won the coin flip and will slot into the #6 spot of the NBA draft. Details after the jump (h/t Liberty Ballers)|
|Believe it or not, I'm mustering some excitement for game 82 of this putrid season which seemed like it would never end. The Sixers are in Orlando to face the Magic, who do still have a little something to play for. The Sixers game is only the beginning of the drama, though. Big picture plus game thread after the jump.|
Latest comment: from RichThe Modesto Bee? Where did that come from? ...
|When Andre Iguodala's desperation three clanged off the backboard, sealing the Sixers 54th loss, the lottery picture gained some clarity. After the jump we'll take a look at the rotation chart and the updated lottery odds.|
|Since this disaster of a season is taking forever to end, let's use Monday morning to look forward a bit. As of today, the Sixers stand alone with the 7th-worst record in the league. If they lose their final two games, they can finish no worse than that. I'm going to try to retain some positivity, so after the jump I'll give you my draft board, ranked 1-7 only, if the Sixers fall, well, let's not think about that yet.|
|Ah, the life of a Sixers fan. Tonight, the teams I'm rooting for are, in order: Memphis (vs. the Sixers), Detroit (@ Charlotte), Golden State (@ the Clippers) and ,Sacramento (vs. the Mavericks). Last night's game chart, a brief preview and game thread after the jump.|
|While you were sleeping, the Sixers moved to within 1.5 games of the 5th-worst record in the league. Baron Davis and the hapless Clippers were demolished by the Sacramento Kings. They're now only one win behind both the Pistons and Sactown.|
Latest comment: from BrianEnough. Hoops....