Watching the tournament all day for the first two days is one of the great things in sports fandom.
Yesterday was a great day for games and today hasn’t been terrible. I’ve heard a few bemoaning the lack of a go-to star to draw them to the tournament and have dismissed it by reminding them that we had to suffer through endless Tyler Hansborough montages in last year’s tourney.
Watching the tournament, I decided to go online and see who might be available around the Clippers’ spot in this summer’s draft, courtesy of the ESPN.com Lottery Simulator.
This is pretty much the most unscientific thing one could use to hypothesize, but it also might be the most scientific things ever. We’ll see.
The first attempt gave me sophomore center Greg Moroe from Georgetown. Monroe said yesterday after the Hoyas’ first-round upset defeat that he was going to return to Georgetown next year. If that’s not true and the Clippers can get him at 10, it might not be a horrible idea, though they have Chris Kaman and DeAndre Jordan at the 5 right now so it’s not a need pick.
The second attempt had the Clippers get the third pick and select DeMarcus Cousins, the 6-10 freshman from kentucky who’s shown both good game and bad attitude in his first year. Regardless, this guy can play and would be a good addition.
Third try had them getting some kid from Marshall named Hassan Whiteside. a 6-11 freshman who Chad Forde says will be a work in progress but could have a big payout. Sounds like a terrible idea.
Fourth try was Monroe, fifth try was some Lithuainian who’s playing in the Italian League and therfore isn’t playing in a game I’m watching this weekend.
After about 7 more tries, it finally happened. The Clippers and their current 1.1% chance won the John Wall sweepstakes, the whole reason I started this stupid game.