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Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Better Late Than Never for Mets

Mets Rumors & News

Why do the Mets always seem to be the last ones to know? Why are they always a step behind? Omar Minaya and consequently Jerry Manuel should have been fired after last season, but inexplicably were given another shot (ok, not inexplicably – it was because of money). The organization always seems to have a “let’s throw things against the wall, kind of wait around to see what happens and then react” philosophy as opposed to having an actual well-thought-out plan. They’re finally getting around to making a few intelligent moves lately, but they seem to be the last ones to know that these moves should have already been made. It’s better late than never, though.

They got the whole Jenrry Mejia/Ike Davis thing backwards coming out of spring training. Davis had already had a college career in a top-notch program and a few seasons in the minors, so he was more major-league ready than Mejia. Once Daniel Murphy came up lame, with his bum knee, that was …

NBA Draft Lottery

Knicks Rumors & News

The 2010 NBA Draft Lottery will happen tonight at 8 p.m in Secaucus, New Jersey.

Here are the percentages for the 14 teams to win the lottery (number 1 overall pick)

The top 2 picks are projected to be John Wall and Evan Turner

3-5 picks (not in any order) Derrick Favors, DeMarcus Cousins and Wes Johnson

Since 1994, the team with the worst record has won the lottery only once — Orlando in 2004.

-Cavs and Nuggets had same record in 2003

Nets (25.0 percent )

T-Wolves (19.9 percent)

Kings (15.6 percent)

Warriors (10.4 percent)

Wizards(10.3 percent)

76ers (5.3 percent)

Pistons (5.3 percent)

Clippers (2.3 percent)

Jazz (2.2 percent)- Pick from the Knicks

Pacers (1.1 percent)

Hornets (0.8 percent)

Grizzles (0.7 percent)

Raptors (0.6 percent)

Rockets (0.5 percent)

Questions after the lottery

– What happens if the Nets lose out on Wall

– Does Wolves GM Randy Kahn select Turner over Wall if they win the lottery

– How good can the Kings backcourt be if they land Wall

-Who will be the better pro Favors or Cousins

– Will the player selected by the Jazz turn out to be an All-Star

-What players stock will rise …

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