Found May 31, 2012 on
NorthWest Sports Beat:
The NBA draft lottery was yesterday and the Portland Trailblazers now know where they are going to be selecting with their two picks.
Per The Oregonian. The team walked away from Disney/ABC's Times Square Studios in New York with the Nos. 6 and 11 picks in a what is widely regarded as a deep and talented draft class.
"Obviously having two picks is better than one in a very good draft," "Whatever it is, it gives us more flexibility. Now it's on us to make the right decision." said interim general manager Chad Buchanan.
Past Trail Blazers' picks at Nos. 6 and 11: 2006: Brandon Roy (6, traded to Portland), 2008: Jerryd Bayless (11)
2009: Jonny Flynn (6)
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The Portland Trail Blazers are the draft lottery’s biggest winners behind the New Orleans Hornets, as they now officially own the No. 6 and No. 11 picks in 2012 NBA draft.
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