Less than a week away. Trying to get my mind right, because I know it could be a WILD day. Scenarios I’m trying to prepare a positive mindset for:
We draft Scoot. Dude’s super athletic. Seems like a great guy. Gives us options moving forward and can be successful with Lamelo. Feel good about it.
We draft Miller. Dude can shoot. We need that. Bring it on.
We trade for Zion. We now have under contract one of the greatest PFs ever IF he can get it together and be healthy. He and Melo would be one of the greatest lightening and thunder combos ever. We must trade all of the rest of our picks though for the best chefs, trainers, and zen masters on the planet. I might build a luxury apartment on top of the arena for Zion so he can live at the arena.
A thousand trades spark off and when the smoke clears, somehow we end up with Russell Westbrook and Ben Simmons. I will go outside and scream to the gods, slap myself a few times, and then sit down and try to visualize how Westbrook and Simmons are going to lead us to a championship. Mushrooms may be involved.
I think this will get overall the fans most pumped. Instant energy and buzz to the town, and a ton of excitement leading to the season
There will still be a lot of excitement, but it will be subdued because people who are mesmerized by Scoots physical attributes will need time to readjust. But I think everyone will eventually come around and embrace Miller, just with a tinge of the classic “hope we didn’t just fuck up” being attached to every game.
Will send the greatest shockwave the city has experienced for basketball. A lot of expletives both for and against the move. We’ll get ripped mercilessly on the airwaves for the risk.
But also, by the time the regular season rolls around, if Zion is healthy and ready to play, that first home game may be the most electric game environment we’ve ever seen.
Just another typical Tuesday living as a Hornet’s fan in this cruel cruel world.
I posted it and then deleted it because I don’t even want to let the BS stress me but if we trade this pick without absolutely REAMING the Pelicans then this whole organization from top to bottom, old and NEW can go F’ themselves. We start to get in a position to truly build and then we start throwing stuff away on damaged/broken parts? nah…