NBA Draft Lottery: Five scenarios to watch -

NBA Draft Lottery: Five scenarios to watch

We’re a week away from lottery night—May 17—so it’s once again time to fire up the machine and do some thinking. This is the third annual edition of this column, which leans on Tankathon’s venerable lottery simulation tool to help envision some potential scenarios and dynamics that could affect the eventual flow of the draft. I didn’t keep track of all the simulations I ran (trust me, you don’t want to know), but I eventually landed on five options that illustrated a wide-yet-feasible range of possibilities. For the sake of realism, I included winning scenarios for the four teams with the best odds, and a fifth, more chaotic option at the end.

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