Today may be a day we never forget if the basketball gods shine on the Indiana Pacers and turn their minuscule lottery odds into the top pick and more importantly, John Wall. Being it is Mt. St. Helens Day, I would certainly welcome another eruption today in the form of the excitement that would billow out of the Fieldhouse should the Pacers finally find a little lottery luck.
Alas, it may take some force of nature to turn the Pacers around so back on steady ground, the Pacers worked out some draft prospects yesterday that won't impact any decisions at the top of the draft board. Still, there were some intriguing prospects at the Fieldhouse and Bruno's coverage is bonkers. He literally takes you inside the Fieldhouse for the workouts and interviews of all of the prospects. Love the handy jump hook Larry Sanders displayed.
Check it all out at Pacers 2010 Draft Central. After the jump, more links on the draft lottery and draft prospects with workout video, along with Kobe Bryant destroying the Suns.
Pacers overdue for some Lottery luck
Bruno's latest Caught in the Web speculates on the Pacers' lotto luck. Seems like 2's are wild this year in Indy, so maybe the Pacers will land there tonight.
NBA No. 1 pick no guarantee for Pacers
Mike Wells cautions against getting too excited if the Pacers land a top three pick (sorry, not possible). Of course Wells offers the buzzkill of looking back at the top three picks in the past ten drafts and finding few picks that teams wouldn't want to do over. Interesting, indeed.
First group comes through
Mike Wells reports from the Fieldhouse on the player workouts yesterday. Not all of the workouts were by draft prospects as Wells saw Roy Hibbert, A.J. Price and Josh McRoberts back in the gym prepping for next season.
2010 NBA Draft Lottery Odds Redux: Pies for Everyone! - Golden State Of Mind
For the visual learners among us (ME!), Sleepy Freud put together a sweet graphic to help manage your expectations for the draft lottery.
Pacers Have Two Chances At Lottery
Andrew Perna offers a little more hope for the Pacers in the lottery by breaking down how the Pacers can win if the Nets cash in on their odds and win the lottery.
Kobe makes opening statement to Suns
Kobe Bryant had an easy 40 to help the Lakers cruise past the Suns in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Please tell me this won't be a sweep!
Where Superstition Happens: An Incomplete History Of NBA Draft Lottery Stunts
Mike Prada looks back at how team's have tried to sway luck to their side in past draft lotteries.
Ten years after tragic car accident takes local NBA star Malik Sealy's life, memories live on
Mark Lelinwalla remembers former Pacer, Malik Sealy ten years after his tragic death in a car accident.