All is good in Rip City. For the first time in Trail Blazers history Portland has two lottery picks. Six and eleven.
At the Draft Lottery party, held at the Lloyd Center Buffalo Wild Wings, Trail Blazers broadcasters and fans gathered and anxiously awaited the reveal of the order. It was a tense and exciting atmosphere all the way to pick six, everyone unsure if Brooklyn’s pick would land in Rip City—Portland owned the rights to the pick as long as it wasn’t in the top three. Seeing the Nets’ logo at number six was the best possible outcome for the Trail Blazers.
Here is the reaction of fans and broadcasters as they learned Portland would keep the pick
Now the real fun begins. The next month will be spent on the great debate of what to do. Use the picks? Trade them? Package them together for veteran talent? You tell me.
Keep your eyes on trailblazers.com in the coming weeks as all of the Trail Blazers broadcasters share their mock drafts.