Posted by: Jazzdependency on March 17th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
so many Jazz fans believe the Warriors will tank and the Jazz will not receive their top seven protected draft pick … Of course this draft is historically deep in talent … a number 8 pick this year could be a top three pick next year. I for one, really want that pick.
Here is the actual situation, I thought I should break it down so that we can all understand how difficult it actually will be for the Warriors to keep their pick. Hopefully this will allay some fears that we will lose out on this much coveted pick.
1. Charlotte 6-36
2. New Orleans 10-34
4.New Jersey 15-30
8. Cleveland 16-25
9. New York 20-24
…and finally Golden State at 18-23 …. The Warriors have 25 games remaining … Detroit, Sacremento, and Toronto all have 22 remaining games, New Jersey 21… If the Warriors go 10-15 the rest of the season, they would finish 28-38 … Detroit would have to go 13-9 the rest of the way to pass them, Toronto or Sactown would have to go 14-8.
Even if the Warriors finish the season 5-20, which is horrible, Detroit would have to finish their season 8-14, which is still a higher winning percentage than they have had up to this point. This is actually too perfect, everything is coming together for a number 8 pick, its not a sure thing, but the odds are on our side – literally. IMO, the team with the best shot at defying the odds would be the Nets, after picking up Gerald Wallace … If GS goes 7-18 and the Nets win 11 out of 21 ….
No matter which way you look at it … there are seven really bad teams at the bottom, it depends more on them than the Warriors … it seems likely that those teams all tank the rest of the way also … We’ll see I suppose, I love how it’s shaping up.
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