Friday, May 16, 2008

NBA Draft Lottery Approaching

Perhaps the most uniquely satisfying aspect of the NBA offseason is the NBA Draft Lottery. No other sport hosts such an event, where the fates of entire franchises come down to the random bounce of ping pong balls (unless you're a conspiracy theorist).

Well, the Heat may have stunk up the joint last year, but they've "earned" a 25% chance of getting the first pick (highest probability of all teams). That's what a disgusting 15 wins will do for you.

Much of the talk has focused on whether the Heat should draft Michael Beasley or Derrick Rose, but the Heat may not even be in that position. There's a very good chance they don't have either of the first two picks, so let's not get ahead of ourselves.

The lottery will take place on Tuesday May 20th, with the actual draft slated for June 26th. We'll have lots more coverage leading up to Tuesday.

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