Over last few years, the hype surrounding the 2014 NBA Draft has continued to sky rocket, especially after Andrew Wiggins reclassified and entered school in 2013.
Wiggins, the Kansas Jayhawks’ forward, his teammate, center Joel Embiid, Australian point guard Dante Exum and Oklahoma State Cowboys’ guard Marcus Smart headline a group that has already declared for the daft and most expect Kentucky Wildcats power forward Julius Randle and Duke Blue Devils’ forward Jabari Parker (although he has applied for housing next year) to do the same any day now.
By losing to the Indiana Pacers 101-86, the Orlando Magic clinched the third-worst record in the NBA.
In the end, the Magic’s loss didn’t matter because the only team that could catch them, the Utah Jazz, defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 136-130 in double overtime. Because the Boston Celtics fell to the Washington Wizards 118-102, the Jazz and Celtics finished with identical 25-57 records.
Here is a look at the final reverse standings with the odds to land the #1 pick and to land a top 3 pick.
Odds to get #1 pick
Odds to get top 3 pick
|12||New York Knicks*||37-45||0.7%||2.5%|
|10||New Orleans Pelicans^||34-48||1.1%||4.0%|
|6||Los Angeles Lakers||27-55||6.3%||21.5%|
*to Orlando Magic
^to Philadelphia 76ers