Why would we want Memphis in the top 4? I want them right at 8. Adding a top 4 pick to their team is going to hurt the pick next year. I'd rather just take it at #9 this year before it becomes another Sac pick.Worst case scenario is Philly getting #1, bumping Memphis to #9. Best case scenario is Celtics getting #2-4 and Memphis moving up to 2-4. Going in expecting Memphis pick to convey at 9.
The way I look at it is, if the Celtics get #2 (or 3 or 4) that's going to New Orleans in an AD deal. At that point, adding the #9 pick to what will otherwise be a veteran team is not a bad thing, and we no longer need to keep powder dry for a trade.If you want the Celtics to pick at 2 or 3 and don't want the Memphis pick to convey yet, it's the only way that can happen.
Agree with this. Need teams with an established 5s to win the Zion lottery (so they don't turn him into AD) so Wolves and Suns fit. Cavs also because they are in a complete rebuild.I think I want Minny to win it.
My more realistic hope is that Phoenix wins and then Zion is an epic bust.
Chaos option: New Orleans.
Worst case scenarios: Memphis, LA, NY