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Booker’s Lucky Charm Doesn’t Help Suns in NBA Draft Lottery



Devin Booker’s Phoenix Suns were poised to be the second pick in this year’s NBA Draft, with a 19.9% chance to obtain the No. 1 overall pick.  The Suns’ representative for the second consecutive year, Booker brought along his friend and Special Olympics athlete Noah Smith and his brother Brad.  Noah gave Booker a good luck charm on stage before the lottery began.

Unfortunately, it didn’t help the Suns who dropped two spots to No. 4 overall.

The Draft Order

1. Boston Celtics
2. Los Angeles Lakers
3.  Philadelphia 76ers
4. Phoenix Suns
5. Sacramento Kings
6. Orlando Magic
7. Minnesota Timberwolves
8. New York Knicks
9. Dallas Mavericks
10. Sacramento Kings
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Detroit Pistons
13. Denver Nuggets
14. Miami Heat

Booker wasn’t the only Wildcat getting airtime.  De’Aaron Fox was front and center in the broadcast, sitting alongside Markelle Fultz.  His former backcourt running-mate, Malik Monk, took the stage to brag about his point guard.

“He’s the fastest in his class.  He thinks like that in the blink of an eye, making the right plays every time.”  Monk also shared what part of his game might surprise people at the next level.  “Playing the pick-and-roll,” Monk said.  “I think I can do that amazing and I don’t think a lot of people have seen that.”

Jay Bilas believes Monk is the No. 7 overall prospect and that Fox is No. 5, but it’s hard to see Fox falling past Philadelphia at No. 3.    

All of the other notable moments from the night came from Joel Embiid.  His mind was racing until he realized they had a Top Three Pick.

That wasn’t Embiid’s best expression.

The Magical Process-Trusting Meme of the Lottery.

The Magical Process-Trusting Meme of the Lottery.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 responses to “Booker’s Lucky Charm Doesn’t Help Suns in NBA Draft Lottery”

  1. Tipa

    Would it be to much to ask for, if the Lakers passed on Ball? That dad would be unbearable with his kid playing in their backyard.

    1. RealCatsFan

      If Lonzo Ball ends up with the Lakers, I am going to feel very, very sorry for Julius Randle.

  2. RealCatsFan

    I’m not a big NBA fan, so I’m not up on the inner workings of the draft lottery, but why isn’t Washington in there? John Wall needs some help over there!

    1. Mathlete

      I think it’s only teams who missed the playoffs (or traded picks with someone who did), then the rest are according to how they finished the season; but I could also be wrong

  3. Collie

    Had to log in to say this. That still picture with magic may be better than the gif of lance stevenson blowing in lebrons ear.