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Deconstructing Clipper Nation: Top Five Moments in Clippers Draft History

Published by on June 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

They’re notorious, and at times, outright ridiculous. Sports Illustrated have even deemed them as the worst franchise in sports history. But truth be told, they’re actually my favorite NBA team. Since the induction of the draft lottery in 1985, the Clippers have had 20 lottery picks. Of those lottery picks, the Clippers have had three first overall picks in 1988, 1998, and 2009. As with any team, drafting rookies are always hit or miss. Although for the Clippers, these missed opportunities seem to have become a freakishly common occurrence. In the 1983 draft, for instance, the San Diego Clippers selected a young guard by the name of Byron Scott with their fourth overall pick. Scott was then traded, on draft day, to the...

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