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NBA Draft: Lottery Odds

That’s all she wrote.

Last night, the Utah Jazz wrapped up their 2013-14′ NBA season with a thrilling double overtime win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Most people would be extremely ecstatic that the Jazz pulled off a win and head into the off season on a high note, not really the case.

What the win did last night was move the Jazz into a tie with the Boston Celtics for the fourth worst record in the league. If the Jazz were to lose that game, they would have had 119 different combinations heading into the lottery to give them a chance at the number one pick. Winning that game took their odds down to 103 combinations.

Here is a look at the current lottery odds:

1. Milwaukee Bucks (15-67)                                                    64.2% Top 3             25.0% #1 OVR   

2. Philadelphia 76ers (19-63)                                                  55.8% Top 3             19.9% #1 OVR

3. Orlando Magic (23-59)                                                          46.9% Top 3              15.6% #1 OVR

4. Boston Celtics (25-57)                                                           33.7% Top 3             10.4% #1 OVR

5. Utah Jazz (25-57)                                                                       33.4% Top 3             10.3% #1 OVR

6. Los Angeles Lakers (27-55)                                                 21.5% Top 3               6.3% #1 OVR

7. Sacramento Kings (28-54)                                                   15.0% Top 3               4.3% #1 OVR

8. Detroit Pistons (29-53)                                                             9.9% Top 3                2.8% #1 OVR

9. Cleveland Cavaliers (33-49)                                                 6.1% Top 3                 1.7% #1 OVR

10. New Orleans Pelicans -> To 76ers (34-48)             4.0% Top 3                 1.1% #1 OVR

11. Denver Nuggets (36-46)                                                        2.9% Top 3                 0.8% #1 OVR

12. New York Knicks -> To Magic (37-45)                     2.5% Top 3                  0.7% #1 OVR

13. Minnesota Timberwolves (40-42)                               2.2% Top 3                  0.6% #1 OVR

14. Phoenix Suns (48-34)                                                           1.8% Top 3                  0.5% #1 OVR

The Jazz and the rest of the lottery bound teams will have to wait until May 20th to find out the draft order, but looking at the odds for each team, and knowing the past history of the draft lottery, something is going to happen to shake things up. Here is to hoping the Jazz are the ones to shake things up rather than being shook themselves.

 

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