NBA team odds for Tuesday night's draft lottery

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5/20/14 in NBA   |   JoeKukura   |   488 respect

Blog Photo - NBA team odds for Tuesday night's draft lotteryMissing the NBA playoffs has its privileges, and those privileges take effect at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday night for the NBA Draft Lottery. The 14 NBA teams that did not make the playoffs will be represented by ping pong balls and celebrity stand-ins, all hoping to win a top pick in this year's supposedly deep NBA Draft.

And when I mention the "14 NBA teams that did not make the playoffs", I really mean "13 NBA teams". The New York Knicks will not get to keep their pick, because they already dealt it to the Denver Nuggets for Carmelo Anthony (The same Carmelo Anthony who might leave the Knicks the moment free agency begins in July).  And the Nuggets may have to forfeit that pick to the Orlando Magic if it ends up being lower than the Nuggets' other pick they get in the lottery.

These are the twists, turns and past trade considerations in the NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night, taking place at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT and broadcast live on ESPN. The Draft Lottery is immediately followed by Game 2 of the Heat-Pacers Eastern Conference Finals. (8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT)

Blog Photo - NBA team odds for Tuesday night's draft lotteryTurns out that only the first three picks are actually determined by the lottery. Beginning with the fourth pick, teams are seeded in order of their 2013-14 NBA regular season records with the worst records picking first.

That said, every non-Knick lottery team has a chance at the No. 1 overall pick. Here are each lottery team's odds of winning the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft:

1. Milwaukee Bucks - 25.0%
2. Philadelphia 76ers - 19.9%
3. Orlando Magic - 15.6%
4. Utah Jazz - 10.4%
5. Boston Celtics - 10.3%
6. Los Angeles Lakers - 6.3%
7. Sacramento Kings - 4.3%
8. Detroit Pistons - 2.8% (Pick goes to Charlotte if lower than No. 8)
9. Cleveland Cavaliers - 1.7%
10. New Orleans Pelicans - 1.1% (Pick goes to Philadelphia if lower than No. 5)
11. Denver Nuggets - 0.8% (Pick goes to Orlando if lower than Denver's other pick)
12. New York Knicks - 0.7% (Pick goes to Denver, or Orlando if lower than Denver's other pick)
13. Minnesota Timberwolves - 0.6% (Pick goes to Phoenix if higher than Phoenix's pick)
14. Phoenix Suns 0.5%
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