The NBA Draft Lottery is tonight, and the Wolves ... don't care

The NBA Draft Lottery is tonight, and the Wolves ... don't care

Because Orlando finished with the NBA's fifth-worst record, it will have an 8.8 percent chance of winning the lottery, a 9.6 percent likelihood of receiving the second pick and 10.7 percent odds of picking third. When it comes to the Pistons pick, there is a 0.7 percent chance that the pick is number one and a 2.5 percent chance of landing in the top three.

Sacramento and Phoenix were among eight teams which blatantly positioned themselves to get a high pick in this year's lottery.

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They Celtics have successfully built teams in every way possible, but every single top core has always involved at least one top player being draft, and leading the team in a special way. That trio of picks could bring on added significance this year with the 76ers/Celtics scenario: If Los Angeles' name isn't called early on, then we know its pick has moved to the top three.

Either way, Philadelphia has to be thrilled over this first-round pick of Los Angeles finally coming into play after all of these years since there will be plenty of great prospects to consider if they do end up with the selection. But even he would readily acknowledge how important the lottery is to the Magic, a franchise in need of a jump-start.

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While the Cavaliers prepared for Game 2 in Boston on Tuesday, another member of their team was 1,000 miles away preparing for the future; after dealing with a life-threatening challenge over the past year. The Nets pick will go to the Cavaliers and the Pistons pick will go to the Clippers. That is how they drafted Irving in the first place. He's brought 'em luck before getting the #1 pick.

More likely outcomes are that the Magic will obtain the fifth pick (a 26.2 percent chance) or the sixth pick (a 35.9 percent chance). If it lands at Nos.

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