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hagansp
05-22-2007, 09:09 PM
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- The Portland Trail Blazers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=por) beat the odds and won the right to settle the Greg Oden (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2007&playerId=19020)-Kevin Durant (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2007&playerId=19021) debate.
With just a 5.3 percent chance of winning the No. 1 pick, the Blazers won the NBA's draft lottery Tuesday night, earning the right to draft a potential franchise player from what's considered to be a deep class.
Represented by Rookie of the Year Brandon Roy (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=4134), the Blazers got a head start on landing next year's top rookie. They will almost certainly choose between Oden, the Ohio State center, or Durant, Texas' high-scoring forward.
Both players are likely headed to the Northwest, as Seattle also moved up into second. Atlanta got the third pick -- and needed it. Falling out of the top three would have meant sending the pick to Phoenix.
Memphis and Boston, which had the worst records in the league and the best chance of landing in the top two, slipped to fourth and fifth, respectively.



ESPN.com: Blazers smash odds, awarded with No. 1 draft pick (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/draft2007/news/story?id=2879568)

doniceage
05-23-2007, 06:00 AM
So much for odd's. I wonder what the guy that came up with the Trailblazers lucky charm is going to get (As they did land the NUMBER ONE PICK). He going to be remembered for ever if this changes the Trailblazers fortunes. LOL

DON

Bondsaway
05-30-2007, 01:44 PM
Well the blazers did send the R.O.Y. to the draft selection ceremonies. Seems he is their lucky charm! But if you ask me the Atlanta Hawks are the real draft winner here! Two picks in the top 20!!!!