2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Good To Be Fifth?
The Kings have the fifth-best odds of winning today’s NBA Draft Lottery. And based on history, that could be a good thing. The team in said position has landed a top-three pick 10 times under the current system.
1st Overall Pick
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2nd Overall Pick
3rd Overall Pick
So how’s that rank against other top projected slots in the draft lottery era?
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The Kings had the third-best odds of winning the lottery last year but ended up selecting fifth. They had the best odds of winning in 2009 and fell to fourth. If you believe in karmic justice, perhaps luck will be in the Kings favor today.