Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 5/31/12

Call it a conspiracy, call it karma for a team that didn't tank, either way it doesn't matter. The New Orleans Hornets won the NBA Draft Lottery and will soon have a new cornerstone to their franchise. For a franchise that's been in flux for the last three years or so, it was a great night. Davis should also view it as a great night. He's going to a team that is defensive minded and a coach who played with David Robinson and Tim Duncan and helped developed LaMarcus Aldridge in to one of the the premiere big man scorers in the league. If there's another coach in the lottery that is better suited to help Davis develop, I can't think of him. Most importantly, he's not being called upon to single handedly save the Charlotte Bobcats.

Drafting Davis is just the beginning of what will be a busy summer for the Hornets. They also have the tenth pick in the draft thanks to the Chris Paul trade. Will they draft another big guy? A scorer like Jared Sullinger perhaps? Or will they look for a point guard like Kendall Marshall to get the ball to both Davis and Eric Gordon. Speaking of Gordon, the Hornets still need to re-sign him, figure out whether they're bringing back Carl Landry and Chris Kaman. Still, there's no better way to begin the offseason by getting the best big man prospect since Tim Duncan.

A couple of other draft thoughts:

Read more...

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

George denies he is already moving out of Indiana home

Ezekiel Elliott cracks great joke about Dirk's running style

Riddick refutes report he will interview for Chiefs GM job

Report: Rockets have 'serious chance' at landing Chris Paul

MotoGP qualifying for the Dutch Grand Prix saw three frightening crashes Saturday

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Knicks attempted to move Joakim Noah with Kristaps Porzingis

Hornets GM mistakenly introduces Dwayne Bacon as Dwyane Wade

Three A's players knock first MLB homers in the same game

Cuban-American businessman emerges as potential Marlins buyer

Charles Oakley: Kristaps Porzingis was ‘wrong’ to skip exit meeting

Ranking the toughest divisions in the NFL

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

Three Up, Three Down: Flouting the written and unwritten rules of baseball

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Billy King Award for worst trade

Kicking it: David Villa isn't interested in a 'retirement tour'

Box Score 6/23: Philly continues to trust the process

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

The 'NBA Draft going back to school?' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Gary Payton Award for best trash talk of the year

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Billy King Award for worst trade

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

Three Up, Three Down: Flouting the written and unwritten rules of baseball

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

Kicking it: David Villa isn't interested in a 'retirement tour'

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

The 'NBA Draft going back to school?' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker