Pre-draft workouts are fun. They give teams a chance to find some “undiscovered” talent or a few “diamonds in the rough”. While the big names get sent to Chicago for the NBA Draft Combine, their equivalent to the NFL Combine in Indy, often times you can find quality players following the draft. Those players are found in these pre-draft workouts. Continue reading
Last night, the NBA held their annual draft lottery to figure out the order of the 2013 NBA Draft in June. For the Washington Wizards, the odds said that they would pick 8th overall. The lottery, however, had other plans. Continue reading
Tomorrow night marks one of the most intrgiuing/boring/interesting nights of the NBA calender: the NBA Draft Lottery.
The simple and sole purpose of the NBA Draft Lottery is to figure out the selection order for the 2013 NBA Draft. Teams get a certain number of balls thrown in a lottery ball mixer and balls are drawn with team logos on them much like in the usual powerball you see on TV. The number of balls that each team has in the pot depends on the number of regular season wins that team had.
The team that had the worst record in the NBA will have the best chance to get the top spot in the draft. For 2013, that distinct honor goes to the Orlando Magic who finished with a 20-62 regular season record. The Magic will have a 25% chance at locking in the top spot for the draft.
For the Wizards, they have a 3.5% chance at taking the top spot in this years NBA Draft. They finished with a 29-53 record and will have the 8th best shot at winning the top spot. According to the odds, the Wizards are most likely to receive the 8th overall selection and have a 70% chance of doing so.
Just because that’s what the odds say does not mean that’s what’s going to happen. You never, some long shot team could jump up and take the top spot for the NBA Draft.
If you want to check out the complete list of odds for picks 1-14, check out the Sports Illustrated link below. The Lottery is schedule for Wednesday, May 21st and the NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 27th.
- 2013 NBA draft lottery odds (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
- Flip Saunders On NBA Draft Lottery (minnesota.cbslocal.com)
- Ford: NBA draft lottery preview (insider.espn.go.com)
- 2013 NBA Draft Lottery: Who needs #1 pick most? (thesportsbank.net)
- Four Ways the NBA Can Improve It’s Draft Lottery (sporttechie.com)