Celtics seek top pick, Lakers aim to keep theirs in lottery

Other things we were able to determine is what picks in the lottery were the most valuable as well as what draft classes have produced at the highest rate in the National Basketball Association. If the Heat's logo is not the one that comes out of the first envelope during the broadcast for the 14th overall pick, that means they will have jumped into one of the first three selections. Otherwise, the No. 14 pick it will be. He can pull up from very deep, although his shot form is concerning to some, and he scores very efficiently - over 70 percent at the rim (an elite number for any player, but especially a guard) and 40 percent from behind the arc, with virtually no shots from mid-range.

With just hours until this year's NBA Draft Lottery, the Orlando Magic are sitting pretty with a chance of landing an impact player in this June's draft.

The draft is June 23 in NY, with LSU's Ben Simmons and Duke's Brandon Ingram considered the top two picks.

In what could be the Wolves' last hurrah in a long stretch of lottery appearances, maybe this finally will be the year Minnesota moves up.

The NBA's annual parade of losers will take place on Tuesday night, when representatives from the 14 teams holding picks from teams that missed the playoffs this season will sit on a dais in NY and hope to hear the league's deputy commissioner, Mark Tatum, announce them as the winners of its annual draft lottery. That's a lot riding on the bounces of a few ping-pong balls. There are no team logos on the ping-pong balls. Then, the process begins.

While 16 of the NBA's 30 teams advance to the playoffs, the other 14 teams participate in the lottery.

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While any team that gets the first pick will obviously be thrilled with, not all teams would profit to the same degree. No matter where they finish in the postseason they know they have a high draft pick from the Brooklyn Nets. While every team would be disappointed if its ball goes undrawn, some would suffer more than others. The Celtics are assigned 250 combinations.

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.

All in all, the possibilities regarding trading a top pick for a proven player to help New Orleans immediately are endless.

The lottery victor will have the top overall pick in a loaded draft - a draft headed by University of Washington point guard Markelle Fultz, UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball, Kansas small forward Josh Jackson and Duke small forward Jayson Tatum.

Fox will attend the draft lottery. Video of the 2016 drawing can be found at: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/draft/2016/05/17/2016-draft-lottery-drawing.nba.

Pat Williams, the Magic co-founder who sat on stage during the Magic's three previous lottery victories, will sit in a secluded room at the New York Hilton Midtown hotel where league officials will draw the pingpong balls. But he won't be alone...the franchise is also sending their good luck charm in senior vice president Pat Williams.

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