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Steve Geller

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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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05/30/2012 8:50AM
Steve: Hornets chances in the NBA Draft Lottery?
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05/30/2012 12:48PM
Rod in Sacramento
With all the bad luck, New Orleans is over due for some very very very good luck. Like getting the first 2 picks for the lottery. How would that be for some due luck.
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