The 2014 NBA Draft Lottery will be hold on Tuesday night, as we prepare to learn who will hold the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft in just a matter of hours. While we all have seen the chances that each team has to win the number top spot, what about the other 14 selections?
For the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic, the furthest they could fall in the draft is No. 4, but there are a number of potential spots for the rest of the teams in the lottery.
Just how lucky is it that each team will pull off a shocker and land somewhere other than where their odds suggest they should be?
This chart tells you everything you need to know:
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Now, for more on how the NBA Draft Lottery works.
• Fourteen ping pong balls numbered 1-14 are placed in a standard lottery machine.
• Four balls are drawn at random to determine the winner of each of the top three picks in the Draft. The order of the numbers drawn are not important, 1-2-3-4 is considered to be the same as 3-4-2-1.
• Each team in the lottery is assigned a certain amount of four-number combinations.
• Since the Milwaukee Bucks ended the season with the worst record, they will get 250 out of 1,000 number combinations available. The team with the best record in the lottery has only five combinations.
• Only the top three picks are drawn via the lottery. The remaining picks are decided by reverse order of finish.
• In the case of the Bucks, the lowest pick they could have is fourth overall.
The NBA Draft Lottery kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, so be sure to tune in to see how it all plays out and check back in with FanSided.com as we sort through the fallout.