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NBA Lottery

Chances for teams in tonight’s lottery (5:30 PDT, ESPN) to win the first, second or third picks for the upcoming draft (June 28 in New York). The top three positions will be decided with the lottery. Order of the next 11 picks will be set by record:

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*--* Team W-L 1st 2nd 3rd Memphis 22-60 25.0% 21.5% 17.8% Boston 24-58 19.9% 18.8% 17.1% Milwaukee 28-54 15.6% 15.7% 15.6% Atlanta 30-52 11.9% 12.6% 13.3% Seattle 31-51 8.8% 9.7% 10.7% Portland 32-50 5.3% 6.0% 7.0% Minnesota 32-50 5.3% 6.0% 7.0% Charlotte 33-49 1.9% 2.2% 2.7% New York 33-49 1.9% 2.2% 2.7% Sacramento 33-49 1.8% 2.1% 2.5% Indiana 35-47 0.8% 0.9% 1.2% Philadelphia 35-47 0.7% 0.8% 1.0% New Orleans 39-43 0.6% 0.7% 0.9% CLIPPERS 40-42 0.5% 0.6% 0.7%

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Top picks since NBA implemented the lottery:

*--* NO. 1 SELECTIONS IN NBA DRAFT Year Player Team 2006 Andrea Bargnani Toronto 2005 Andrew Bogut Milwaukee 2004 Dwight Howard Orlando 2003 LeBron James Cleveland 2002 Yao Ming Houston 2001 Kwame Brown Washington 2000 Kenyon Martin New Jersey 1999 Elton Brand Chicago 1998 Michael Olowokandi CLIPPERS 1997 Tim Duncan San Antonio 1996 Allen Iverson Philadelphia 1995 Joe Smith Golden State 1994 Glenn Robinson Milwaukee 1993 Chris Webber Orlando 1992 Shaquille O’Neal Orlando 1991 Larry Johnson Charlotte 1990 Derrick Coleman New Jersey 1989 Pervis Ellison Sacramento 1988 Danny Manning CLIPPERS 1987 David Robinson San Antonio 1986 Brad Daugherty Cleveland 1985 Patrick Ewing New York

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Source: nba.com


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