Posted by: Jazzaholic on April 8th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
The Warriors still sit at #9 in the lottery.
|Meyers Leonard 7-1 C Illinois / Sophomore|
|Despite Illinois’ collapse, Leonard remains a highly sought after prospect. He’s a fluid bigman with great size and ability to add strength. He’s still a work in progress and would benefit from another year of development in college, but his upside is enough where he will get looks in the late lottery based on his upside. His jump in production from his FR to SO years was notable. Said to be leaning towards entering the draft to keep his brother from making another tour of duty overseas.|
|Comparison: Robin Lopez||Stats: 13.6 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.9 bpg|
|Rookie season salary*: $2,643,480||Ranking: 1st Center / 3rd Sophomore|
The way they had been snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, it looked like the “tank” was well underway, but then, Golden State beat Denver, but then lost to Denver Monday night.
The Warriors have 9 games left, all against teams with better records, except the Hornets.
Here’s how the lotto currently stands: (as of 4/12/12, 00:00)
#1 Charlotte, 49 losses.
#2 Washington, 44 losses.
#3 New Orleans, 42 losses.
#4 Sacramento, 40 losses.
#5 Toronto, 39 losses.
#6 New Jersey, 38 losses.
#7 Cleveland, 37 losses.
#8 Detroit, 36 losses.
#9 Golden State, 35 losses.
#10 Minnesota, 33 losses.
#11 Portland, 31 losses.
#12- Milwaukee, 30 losses
#13- Utah, 28 losses
|Kendall Marshall 6-4 PG North Carolina / Sophomore|
|Marshall is possibly the best passer college basketball has seen since Jason Kidd. His ability to find teammates and create shots for them is special. He also has a tremendous feel for the game and has the type of natural point guard instincts that just can’t be learned. Still, his shortcomings athletically, defensively and with his shooting make him less than a sure thing. He’s considered a potential late lottery selection to mid first rounder.|
|Comparison: Mark Jackson||Stats: 7.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 9.7 apg|
|Rookie season salary*: $1,979,160||Ranking: 2nd Point Guard / 5th Sophomore|
#14 Phoenix, 28 losses.
If GS loses the rest of their games, Cleveland is going to have to win at least 3 games, and Detroit 2 games, for GS to get a clear #7 position and keep their lotto draft pick.
A tie is a coin flip.
A team above #7 could move up in the lotto (like the Jazz???) and push them out of the #7 to #8 spot too.
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