Here’s my old predictions
- Hornets: PICK 1, PICK 10 (most likely trade pick#10)
Anthony Davis, Lillard, Waiters
Actual: Anthony Davis, Austin Rivers
I was right about the fact that they were gonna grab a PG. Waiters and Lillard were both taken so…eh.
- Bobcats: PICK 2
Rob Cho. I thought he might be analytical and use numbers…Ah well. I was totally wrong here.
- Wizards: PICK 3
Barnes – Because the Wizards don’t care about boxscore production.
Wow, kudos to the Wizards. They are usually morons.
- Cavaliers: PICK 4
T. Robinson – Because the Cavs like picking people that have upsides but are slightly below average.
Actual Pick: Dion Waiters.
No friggin way. Young with upsides, and slightly above average. I wonder if Kyrie Irving’s injuries are more serious than first surmised…
- Kings – PICK 5
Henson – Henson is friends with one of the NBA Kings’ player. Technically it shouldnt be henson but some average player that can play the 3 for the Kings. Sullinger maybe. I don’t know about this one. Henson is actually a pretty good pick.
Actual: Thomas Robinson
Eh. Once you get the first 4 picks wrong, the rest are gonna be bad. I blame the Cavs. Seriously? Dion Waiters?
- Blazers – PICK 6, PICK 11
Michael Kidd Gilchrist or Damien Lillard. I think they’ll pick Lillard up first. But it could aslo be MKG.
Actual: Damian Lillard
Finally got one right.
- The Warriors – PICK 7
just got Bogut (PF/C) but he’s injury prone. Just like everyone on that stupid team. If they are smart, they’ll get Will Barton. If they are getting what they need, they’ll get Zeller. I think they’ll be getting Zeller.
I was totally off the mark.
- Raptors – PICK 8
The data says Terrence Jones but my heart says they’ll pick up Lillard or MKG. Their choice depends on the Blazers. I don’t think they’ll get Waiters, despite the rumors.
Actual: Terrence Ross.
I may have gotten my Terrences mixed up. Eh. I’ll say I missed it.
- *Detroit– PICK 9
Drummond – The Kings in Pick 5 might get Drummond (that Kings GM guy loves to gamble). But I think he’ll fall to Detroit. Because Detroit loves underperforming picks. A lot.
Goold old Detroit. You can always depend on them to make the wrong move.
- *Hornets – Pick 10
Actual: Austin Rivers.
Lillard, Waiters were taken, so they got Rivers. Eh. I give myself a half mark.
- *Pick 13 Goes the Suns
Waiters or Marshall
Actual: Kendall Marshall
- Pick 12 goes to the Rockets. Pick 14 goes to the Bucks. I predicte PJ3 for Bucks.
Actual: Rockets got Lamb. Morey is a -.94 on the SmartyScore. Lamb is a +.35. Sigh.
Acutal: Bucks get John Henson. Meniscus tear for PJ3. Eh. I wouldn’t have picked Henson anyways. Henson is actually good . I’d thought Hammond might be an idiot and pick Meyers or Fab. But he just traded for the Dalembert Center. I pegged Henson to be higher on the draft list anyways.
I was completely wrong.
I just got rocked.
|1||Anthony Davis||Anthony Davis||PF||New Orleans Hornets|
|2||Michael Kidd-Gilchrist||Beal||SF||Charlotte Bobcats|
|3||Bradley Beal||Barnes||SG||Washington Wizards|
|4||Dion Waiters||Thomas Robinson||SG||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|5||Thomas Robinson||Henson||PF||Sacramento Kings|
|6||Damian Lillard||Damian Lillard||PG||Portland Trail Blazers|
|7||Barnes||Zeller, Meyers||SF||Golden State Warriors|
|8||Terrence Ross||Terrence Jones||SG||Toronto Raptors|
|9||Andre Drummond||Andre Drummond||C||Detroit Pistons|
|10||Austin Rivers||Dion Waiters, Lillard||PG||New Orleans Hornets|
|11||Meyers Leonard||x||C||Portland Trail Blazers|
|12||Jeremy Lamb||x||SG||Houston Rockets|
|13||Kendall Marshall||Kendall Marshall||PG||Phoenix Suns|
I was wrong about Henson and Zeller being in the top 13. I’d thought the lack of a center would push zeller up despite his age. I guess the top drafts are always young and average. I was only right about 4 of the top 13. Very bad showing. At least Henson was pick 14…
Next year, i’m making a list of the young and average as that seems to be the only list worth a toot to most GMs. I should have known that Terrence Ross might get picked up because of the UCONN connection.
Good old predictable Detroit Pistons. You obviously knew that they were going to pick someone unworthy. Their GM gambles with picks constantly.
I’ll have to fiddle with my prediction model a little. Add in some hype factors as well as the fact that the Cavaliers are generally out of their mind.
30% prediction rate is baaaaaad.