Steve: Hornets chances in the NBA Draft Lottery?
The 2012 NBA Draft Lottery will be held in New York on Wednesday before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Here’s a breakdown of each team’s chances of getting the first selection in the draft:
Team Record Chances
Charlotte 7-59 25 %
Washington 20-46 19.9 %
Cleveland 21-45 13.8 %
New Orleans 21-45 13.7 %
Sacramento 22-44 7.6 %
New Jersey* 22-44 7.5 %
Golden State** 23-43 3.6 %
Toronto 23-43 3.5 %
Detroit 25-41 1.7 %
New Orleans (from Minnesota, 26-40) 1.1 %
Portland 28-38 0.8 %
Milwaukee 31-35 0.7 %
Phoenix 33-33 0.6 %
Houston 34-32 0.5 %
* This Nets’ pick goes to the Trail Blazers unless it’s in the top three.
** The Warriors’ pick goes to the Jazz unless it’s in the top seven
The NBA Draft Lottery determines the top three picks in the draft with the non-playoff teams selecting in positions four through 14 in inverse order of their standings at the end of the regular season.
The Hormets have a 14.8% chance of winning the first, second or third pick. There is a 13.7% chance of winning the top pick with their own selection (slotted fourth overall) and a 1.1% chance of winning with Minnesota’s selection (slotted 10th, acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers).
New Orleans’ pick can fall anywhere from first to seventh in the draft. The pick acquired from the Clippers can fall from first to third or from 10th to 13th.
No matter who ends up winning the lottery, you can bank on Kentucky’s Anthony Davis being selected with the top pick.
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