Today is the NBA Draft lottery.
The Pistons are #7 on the list of worst records with a 3.6% chance of actually obtaining the #1 pick. Usually, this is Clippers territory, so I feel right at home here.
The NBA Draft is an exciting time. Every team (even those Clippers) gets to perennially believe they will be good next season. You get to watch young men become NBA players, many of whom (Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr.) you have already grown to respect.
The Los Angeles Clippers selected Blake Griffin with the #1 pick in 2009 and were forever changed.
With Brandon Knight, Greg Monroe, and Andre Drummond, plus cap space from dealing Tayshaun Prince, this is a pivotal day for the team.
The Pistons will pick either 1-3 or 7-10. We have a 4.2% chance at #2 and 4.9% at #3. It’s a 12.7% chance for Detroit to land in the top three.
The odds are likeliest at 59.9% that we will pick #7. 25.2% for #8 is also fairly likely, and we will have a 2.1% to get snarfed at #9 or 0.1% at 10th.
Each of the 14 teams included in the lottery have a chance to win the #1 pick!
ESPN 8:30 PM ET