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wope
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Pelicans were one number shy of getting No. 3 pick

Per Jen Hale:

@PelicansNBA GM Dell Demps says the team was one lottery ball shy of snagging the 3rd pick tonight at the NBA Lottery.
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Fearthehat0307
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re: Pelicans were one number shy of getting No. 3 pick
well poot


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saturday
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re: Pelicans were one number shy of getting No. 3 pick
darn it to hell


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tgr4ever
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SuperSoakher
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re: Pelicans were one number shy of getting No. 3 pick
How does he know?


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rt3
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re: Pelicans were one number shy of getting No. 3 pick
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How does he know?

he was in the room when the lottery was actually held


VOR
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re: Pelicans were one number shy of getting No. 3 pick
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Pelicans were 1 number shy of getting #3 pick


Well, gee, that certainly matters. Makes a difference.















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SuperSoakher
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re: Pelicans were one number shy of getting No. 3 pick
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he was in the room when the lottery was actually held


But it's a lottery, how does he know we were 1 ball away? Did the guy have our ball in his hand and drop it? What does it even mean to be one ball away in a lottery?


Chad504boy
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U Dont know how it works


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Fearthehat0307
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re: Pelicans were one number shy of getting No. 3 pick
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But it's a lottery, how does he know we were 1 ball away? Did the guy have our ball in his hand and drop it? What does it even mean to be one ball away in a lottery?
the lottery is done by 4 digit combinations. by being one number away means that we had something like 1423 and the number picked was 1422


VOR
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the lottery is done by 4 digit combinations. by being one number away means that we had something like 1423 and the number picked was 1422


Which, if you really think about it, means dick.


SuperSoakher
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the lottery is done by 4 digit combinations. by being one number away means that we had something like 1423 and the number picked was 1422


I see. Thanks


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42
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re: Pelicans were one number shy of getting No. 3 pick
The one number off thing is irrelevant.

Completely.



RonFNSwanson
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re: Pelicans were one number shy of getting No. 3 pick
Of course it's irrelevant, but it's fun to think about.


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pjk481
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re: Pelicans were one number shy of getting No. 3 pick
The lotter draws four numbers. Each team is assigned X amount of four digit combos, based on their % to get top pick. Thus, what dell means when he says we were one number off, and he explained in an article somewhere, was that the first 3 numbers pulled (123X) were a combination we had. He said we needed the last number to be a 4 or a 5 to get the 3rd pick. The last drawn was a 6, so we didnt get it. So, its not a completely irrelevent statement (though I suppose since we didnt get it, it makes no difference) but still you can imagine the tense moment Dell had in that room rooting for a 4 or 5 to come up.


NOSHAU
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The one number off thing is irrelevant. Completely.
To you the draft is irrelevant.


42
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re: Pelicans were one number shy of getting No. 3 pick
Not exactly.

Picking highly in the draft is not nearly as important as being hold and attract talent. If you can't hold the talent, you can't win the title. That's what the data says, that's what history says, to anyone who cares to look.


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42
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The lotter draws four numbers. Each team is assigned X amount of four digit combos, based on their % to get top pick. Thus, what dell means when he says we were one number off, and he explained in an article somewhere, was that the first 3 numbers pulled (123X) were a combination we had. He said we needed the last number to be a 4 or a 5 to get the 3rd pick. The last drawn was a 6, so we didnt get it. So, its not a completely irrelevent statement (though I suppose since we didnt get it, it makes no difference) but still you can imagine the tense moment Dell had in that room rooting for a 4 or 5 to come up.



It's just as far as if the first number was off and the other three `matched'. It's all psychological.


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NorthshoreTiger76
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I knew we shoulda tanked more


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