The 2014 NBA Draft lottery: A primer
The lottery will air at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN on Tuesday.
The 2014 NBA Draft lottery will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers . Fourteen teams will have representatives in New York for the event -- the Philadelphia 76ers have sent Julius Erving, the Phoenix Suns have sent the Morris twins -- and will be hoping for some luck when it comes to the lottery balls.
The teams with the best shot at the No. 1 overall pick are the Milwaukee Bucks , Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz . The prospects who are projected to go near the very top of the draft are Kansas' Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, Duke's Jabari Parker and Australia's Dante Exum. Here's a breakdown of each team's chances to get the No. 1 spot:
1. Milwaukee Bucks: 25 percent
2. Philadelphia 76ers: 19.9 percent
3. Orlando Magic: 15.6 percent
4. Utah Jazz: 10.4 percent
5. Boston Celtics : 10.3 percent
6. Los Angeles Lakers : 6.3 percent
7. Sacramento Kings : 4.3 percent
8. Detroit Pistons : 2.8 percent
9. Cleveland Cavaliers : 1.7 percent
10. New Orleans Pelicans : 1.1 percent
11. Denver Nuggets : 0.8 percent
12. New York Knicks : 0.7 percent
13. Minnesota Timberwolves : 0.6 percent
14. Phoenix Suns: 0.5 percent
Some other things to watch for: if a team leapfrogs the Pistons and they fall to ninth or lower, their pick will belong to the Charlotte Hornets . If the Pelicans do not jump to the top five, their pick will belong to the Sixers. The Magic will receive the Knicks' pick or the Nuggets' pick, whichever is lower.
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