Warriors did too.
Warriors did too.
All in all you're just another brick in the wall. - Pink Floyd
All tie breakers included, pre lottery order :
1. Bobcats - (25%)
2. Wizards - (19.9%)
3. Cleveland - (13.8%)
4. Hornets - (13.7%)
5. Sacramento - (7.6%)
6. Portland(via Nets top 3 protected) - (7.5%)
7. Warriors(Utah'z pick, top 7 protected) - (3.6%)
8. Raptors - (3.5%)
9. Detroit - (1.7%)
10. Hornets(via Minnesota) - (1.1%)
11. Portland - (0.8%)
12. Bucks - (0.7%)
13. Suns - (0.6%)
14. Houston - (0.5%)
16. Houston(via Knicks)
18. Minnesota(via Utah)
22. Boston(via Clippers)
24. Cleveland(via Lakers)
28. Oklahoma City
30. Golden State(via Spurs)
well there's a piece of good news. the lottery is what it is: a lottery. charlotte set the record for most futile win/loss record (by percentage) in the history of the nba. yet its still no guarantee that they'll get the first pick in the draft. in fact, very few teams with worst-in-the-nba status have, in recent history, actually ended up with that first pick. everything's chance. its all coin flips and random selections. you can't engineer it, no matter how much "tanking" you accomplish as an organization. this is why i did not root for a single "lin" this season. the kings drafted tyreke evans at #4 in 2009, and demarcus cousins at #5 in 2010. with the right coaches and mentors, there is simply no reason that those two players cannot become the cornerstones of this franchise moving forward. i said it in 2010. i said it in 2011. i'm saying it now, and i'll continue to say it until either player is traded or walks in free agency. would it be nice to win the lottery and snag anthony davis at #1? of course. but that'd just be icing on the proverbial cake when the kings have two of the best players in the last three drafts already on their roster. either way, whoever they end up drafting is just icing on that cake...
SACRAMENTO KINGS -- est. 1985, reborn 2013
"But I don't want a poster. I want a real kitten, hanging from a real tree." - Susan
And now the numbers!
That means we've got about a 25.5% chance of getting a top-three pick. Our highest likelihood is to land at #6, and #5 or #6 is pretty likely (64.7%). The odds of dropping two spots to #7 (like we did last year) are even lower than the odds of getting #3. The odds of dropping three spots are vanishingly small.
Last edited by Capt. Factorial; 04-27-2012 at 02:06 PM. Reason: One numerical typo
Eff. Utah has no pick this year.
Take that naysayers, first the coinflip, next step 1st overall.