Can’t say luck has been on the New Orleans Hornets side this past season; they lost star point guard Chris Paul to the Clippers, and followed with a losing season.
But as of last night, things may have taken a turn for the best, with a #1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Most are saying Kentucky standout Anthony Davis will land the #1 pick, and Davis may just be the man to turn the New Orleans program around.
With a new owner, Tom Benson, who also owns the New Orleans Saints, a name change, and mascot change are in the works. No word on when that’ll take place however.
“Everything was surreal once they announced the fourth pick,” said Hornets coach Monty Williams, who represented the team on stage. “I said ‘This is pretty cool.’ I knew my wife and kids were home praying that things would go well and they did.”
Many were hoping the Charloette Bobcats would win the first pick, for they had the worst record this past season (7-59) and the worst winning percentage in the entire history of the NBA history. But they ended up with the #2 pick; Washington Wizards got #3; and the Cleveland Cavs got #4.
“We will still take the best player available and when you win seven games you have a lot of holes,” Bobcats general manager Rich Cho told the AP about getting the second pick. “From a competitive standpoint and for anyone who has played sports or been competitive, you want to win and be No. 1. We know we’re still going to get a good player.”