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Boston Celtics Have Shot at #1 Pick in Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery

16 May 2017, 10:01 | Alberta Rodriguez

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Such is the reality of being the best team at an event created to reward ineptitude.

Los Angeles Lakers - There is no team more dependent on a favorable bounce of the ping-pong balls Tuesday night than the Lakers, who are entering their first draft under the new leadership team of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka. Los Angeles holds the third best odds at receiving the top spot, but there is a scenario that is absolutely terrifying for those in Laker land.

An NBA team has landed a pair of top-7 picks in an NBA Draft only four times in the past 20 lotteries.

When it comes to ESPN's televised portion of the event, the Heat's fate will be instant.

If their pick falls out of the top three, they must surrender it to the Philadelphia 76ers and surrender their 2019 first-round pick, unprotected, to the Orlando Magic. Otherwise, the No. 14 pick it will be. The point guard is quick and can score, something the Bulls need. General Manager Andy Elisburg will be the Heat's behind-the-scenes representative.

Vogel has never attended the lottery. Four of them are randomly drawn to determine a four-digit combination. Finally, there is another 10-second mix, and then the fourth ball is drawn. The process is repeated for picks two and three, and every other team is then slotted after in reverse order of record.

If the same team comes up a few times, the result is discarded and another four-ball combination is drawn.

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Still, a top-10 isn't bad considering he started 16th and twice had to march through the back half of the field. The Chip Ganassi Racing star has reached the Firestone Fast Six at all four road/street events this season.

Fox was outstanding in his one season at Kentucky and outplayed Ball in the team's Sweet 16 matchup.

Supervision: The length of time the balls are mixed is monitored by a timekeeper who faces away from the machine and signals the machine operator after the appropriate amount of time has elapsed. "We're looking forward to hopefully keeping the top-three pick".

Those things include whether last summer's 26th overall pick, Furkan Korkmaz, can buy out the remaining two seasons of his contract with the Turkish team Anadolu Efes.

How does the draft lottery actually work?

"He's the best prospect in the entire draft if he can fully recover and stay healthy", one National Basketball Association executive said.

A representative of each team will sit on a dais in NY as deputy commissioner Mark Tatum announces the results of the league's draft lottery. That could provide both teams with some new pieces to their puzzles as they look to move closer toward playoff contention. Ernst & Young overseas the entire lottery process and prepares the envelopes before bringing them to the studio for the broadcast. Unlike the snafu at this year's Oscars, there is only one set of envelopes, so therefore no opportunity for the wrong result to be announced. "You can't camouflage it", said coach Brett Brown, who represented the 76ers on stage.

End game: If the Heat logo is not the first exposed, it means they have secured no worse than the No. 3 selection. Miami has only a 0.5% chance of getting the first overall pick.

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