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NBA Draft Lottery odds and draft order

Apr 27, 2012, 4:53 PM EDT

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You can call it the draft lottery if you want; I choose to call it the Anthony Davis Sweepstakes. The Draw for the Unibrow.

After some coins were tossed and some ties broken, we have the NBA lottery odds and draft order for the June 28 draft. (Enjoy the irony of the future of so many players and franchises taking place in Newark, a city the NBA has deserted.)

Here it is, the first 14 teams have their odds of winning the lottery next to them (the lottery takes place May 30), from 15 on it is the draft order.

1. Charlotte 25%
2. Washington 19.9%
3. Cleveland 13.8%
4. New Orleans 13.7%
5. Sacramento 7.6%
6. New Jersey 7.5% (if not top 3 this pick goes to Portland)
7. Golden State 3.6% (if not top 7 the pick goes to Utah)
8. Toronto 3.5%
9. Detroit 1.7%
10. New Orleans 1.1% (via Minnesota)
11. Portland .8%
12. Milwaukee .7%
13. Phoenix .6%
14. Houston .5%

15. Philadelphia
16. Houston (via New York)
17. Dallas
18. Minnesota (via Utah)
19. Orlando
20. Denver
21. Boston
22. Boston (via L.A. Clippers)
23. Atlanta
24. Cleveland (via L.A. Lakers)
25. Memphis
26. Indiana
27. Miami
28. Oklahoma City
29. Chicago
30. Golden State (via San Antonio)

  1. heat256 - Apr 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    If CHA gets the #1 Unibrow is gonna start to cry.

    • lyndseymarieee - Apr 28, 2012 at 10:58 AM

      why would he? he’ll be doing something he loves and getting paid millions to do it. not only that but he won’t be stuck with charlotte forever.

  2. muskyhunter2542 - Apr 27, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    Its rigged anyway!!!

  3. bearsstillsuck - Apr 27, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    The lottery system is dumb.

  4. techpeasant - Apr 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    I will bet the Jazz are wishing they had the #3 and #12 pick this year, instead of last year!!! Much better, deeper this year.

  5. moondoggcavalier - Apr 27, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    I wish the Cavs had #1 and #4 this year. Much better talent at the top. Still love Kyrie Irving though. Not sure about Thompson.

  6. yeslock - Apr 27, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    It would be great if the Wizards get Davis to pair with John Wall. Doubt that will happen though, the NBA will make sure Jordan get the first pick

  7. spfinne - Apr 27, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    gee kurt it only took you a month to realize the warriors are guaranteed at least 1 first round pick and now despite all your bashing and posting of bad information, have 75% chance if having 2 first round picks and a 15% chance of having #1 #2 or #3 AND #30. glad you finally woke up and joined the rest of us who knew you were asleep at the wheel for months. bravo!

    • slowclyde86 - Apr 27, 2012 at 6:19 PM

      This is probably the worst post I have ever seen. This makes no sense. So you are criticizing Kurt for, what, exactly?

  8. kpow55 - Apr 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Looking at the breakdown above, you really realize how ridiculous it is that 1/2 the league makes the playoffs.

  9. spfinne - Apr 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM


    i am being critical of kurt because he has been reporting, incorrectly, for the last month that the warriors were going to lose their first round pick if they did not finish the season in bottom 7 of the league which is not true. also he has been reporting that if they lost that puck they would not have a 1st round pick which is also not true. as you can see warriors acquired san antonios first round pick in the stephen jackson trade. so he was wrong about both and has been for a month and finally got it correct tosay in this post. hopefully you understand the criticism now, you moron.

  10. asublimeday - Apr 28, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    The lottery system is absurd. The bobcats so desperately need that pick. That franchise will go under without it.

  11. jonirocit - Apr 28, 2012 at 2:58 AM

    They have a lottery so they can stop teams from tanking but it always seems like it if rigged anyway.

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