The Official GSoM "Predict the Lottery" Contest

Well, this would be a lot more fun if we were in on Tuesday's draft lottery festivities, but let's give it a go anyway. If nothing else it's a distraction from the procession of outlandish trade proposals here (I mean, sheesh, Harrington for Artest? Be serious!) All you have to do is correctly pick the Top 3 teams in the draft. The winner receives the same glittering prize the GSoM Fantasy League winner got: that is, a lifetime free membership to GSoM, a free webpin of your choice, and Coma's personal e-mail address.

Anyway, here's my pix:

  1. Portland. The fix is in from Nike in Beaverton.
  2. Chicago. Which would mean Isiah Thomas would have essentially traded the Bulls Tyrus Thomas and Kevin Durant for a fat center who can't rebound or block shots and has a heart condition.
  3. Boston. Bill Simmons actually, truly sets himself on fire.
For reference, I'm listing the probabilities of each team getting the #1 pick (yes, strangely, they add up to 100%). Percentages for picks #2 and 3 and other info on the lottery can be found on Wikipedia.

25.0% Memphis
19.9% Boston
15.6% Milwaukee
11.9% Seattle
8.8% Atlanta
6.3% Minnesota
4.3% Portland
2.8% New York
1.7% Charlotte
1.1% Sacramento
0.8% Philadelphia
0.7% New Orleans
0.6% Indiana
0.5% LA Clippers

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!