With such high stakes, the lottery often inspires superstition with teams looking to trinkets and charms to improve their chances of a lucky ball bounce.
They Celtics have successfully built teams in every way possible, but every single top core has always involved at least one top player being draft, and leading the team in a special way.
Due to a trade with the Boston Celtics a year ago to move up two spots in the draft in order to land Markelle Fultz at No. 1, Philadelphia could miss out on the Los Angeles pick if it happens to fall between 2-5. We've given you their draft year and the college for which they played.
Thanks to the Lakers finishing with a 37-45 record this season, the Sixers actually have a good chance of finally landing the team's first-round pick, although nothing is guaranteed. If they fall, then their front office will need to nail a pick in a tricky part of the draft. Along with the Suns, the Grizzlies, Mavericks, Hawks and Magic make up the other teams with the five best odds at getting the No. 1 pick.
Los Angeles has just the 0.6 and 2.2 percent chances mentioned earlier.
While the Cavaliers prepared for Game 2 in Boston on Tuesday, another member of their team was 1,000 miles away preparing for the future; after dealing with a life-threatening challenge over the past year.
The Nuggets have the worst odds (0.5 percent) to land the top selection at Tuesday night's National Basketball Association draft lottery in Chicago, which will set the order for the picks happening June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Nets pick will go to the Cavaliers and the Pistons pick will go to the Clippers.
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The most likely scenario is that the Sixers will get the pick and it will land at No. 10.