Cohen 8-Ball: If There Were No Draft Lottery
Josh Cohen’s Analysis (Jan. 26, 2014): Rewind the clock to two years ago and some people were arguing that Derrick Rose was the best player in the NBA. Remember, he was the league’s MVP in 2010-11 and guided the Bulls to the best record in back-to-back seasons.
The Bulls conquered overwhelming odds to win the top pick when the unanimous best prospect was a Chicago born and raised luminary. Who would have gotten Rose if a lottery didn’t exist?
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