Cohen 8-Ball: If There Were No Draft Lottery
Josh Cohen’s Analysis (Jan. 26, 2014): Kevin Durant is the darling of the small market – for now anyway. Ever since drafting KD second overall in the 2007 NBA Draft, OKC – then Seattle – has gradually evolved into one of the best teams in the league.
The Thunder, however, got lucky in the lottery. They had just a 9.7 percent chance of grabbing the No. 2 pick, which proved to be the prized slot with Greg Oden’s demise.
But without a draft lottery, Durant would likely have ended up in a big market with a ton of hoops tradition. Which city is that?
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