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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Chicago Bulls Get the First Pick of the 2008 NBA Draft

Predicted to be the #9 pick of the 2008 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls jumped during the lottery to the top spot.

The Chicago Bulls, who had a 1.7% chance of getting that top spot, pushed the Miami Heat (who had a 25% chance) to the second spot and T-Wolves to number 3.

The 2008 NBA Draft will be like last year's draft where there are two prizes rather than just one. Last year we had Greg Oden out of Ohio State and Kevin Durant from Texas; this year we have Derrick Rose from Memphis and Michael Beasley from Kansas State.

2007 was not necessarily a down year for historic Chicago Bulls, but more of a rebuilding year as they picked up emotional Joakim Noah and made a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the trade deadline.

The 2008 NBA Draft Order (Predicted spot):
1: Chicago Bulls (9)
2: Miami Heat (1)
3: Minnesota Timberwolves (3)
4: Seattle Supersonics (2)
5: Memphis Grizzlies (4)
6: New York Knicks (5)
7: Los Angeles Clippers (6)
8: Milwaukee Bucks (7)
9: Charlotte Bobcats (8)
10: New Jersey Nets (10)
11: Indiana Pacers (11)
12: Sacramento Kings (12)
13: Portland Trailblazers (13)
14: Golden State Warriors (14)
15: Phoenix Suns (N/A)

-On a personal note, my roomate, who is from Chicago and goes to Florida State hopes that this scenario happens:

"With the first pick of the 2008 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls choose to release Joakim Noah. The Miami Heat are now on the clock..."


NeekoBoi said...

I think the Bulls should pick Rose, and trade either hinrich or gordon for a bigman. The Bulls need a bigman, but passing up on a superb point guard would be big mistake. They don't want to commit Milwaukee's and Atlanta's mistake of not drafting Deron Williams and Chris Paul.

Bulls Should Take Rose at #1

bestonline323 said...

I think that Beasley is an amazingly better athlete, actually i think he's brilliant.
If the bulls are smart they would take him, and they have two options: *establish him, or
*possibly try to deal him
All the Scouts know he is the best player coming out of the draft, and i think so too. Have you seen him on the court? He deserves to go First.
This Should be really interesting.
I really hope they do this though.

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