… wait, those still aren’t good odds.
Anyway, Greg Monroe and the benevolent ghost of Chuck Daley will try and buck the odds and get the Pistons a top-three pick in the NBA draft lottery tonight at 8:30 p.m. And it would be a good time to do it because this draft looks to be about three people deep. I would want, in order, Kyrie Irving, Enes Kanter and Derrick Williams. After that it will be up to teams to sort through a slew of future busts to find the five or six guys that can be contributors. Because there surely doesn’t appear to a be a lot of stars in the making in this draft.
One exception, of course, is Bismack Biyombo, who has splashed onto the scene with big numbers in limited overseas play. Some say he is 19, others say 23. I say he can block shots and that would be very welcome on this Pistons team.
Pistons ESPN insider Chad Ford has the Pistons netting Biyombo with the seventh pick if everything plays as the odds say they will, which rarely happens. If the balls bounce in variously odd ways and someone ahead of Detroit grabs Biyombo, Ford has the Pistons picking up Jan Vesley who doesn’t have a great reputation for defense.
Befitting the “so what” nature of this event and the fact that I am trying to spend some quality time with the wife before she leaves me to spend the summer in Japan and eat delicious food, I will not be able to watch the Pistons impending win. But I will celebrate when I get back.