The time has finally come. The right of passage. The day the basketball gods will shine down upon us. Well, for the love of God they better. I don’t think that I can endure another shit-show of a season by the Sixers or take on another 26-game losing streak. To be honest, I may cry if the Sixers don’t at-least get the number two pick.
Before I keep going on about the Sixers Lotto chances on Tuesday night, I must put my two-cents in about these Michael Carter-Williams trade rumors. GO KICK ROCKS...Come on peeps, you’re really searching for a story, especially saying that if the Sixers drafted Dante Exum they would trade MCW. I’m guessing that you peeps didn’t watch the Phoenix Suns play. They used two-man point guard combo all season in their back-court. I must say that Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe were fun as hell to watch. I could use more examples but I won’t waste my time anymore on this non-sense. Moving on…
Well lets get right into it. Here are the chances for each Lotto team for the top pick.
|6||Los Angeles Lakers||6.3%|
|10||New Orleans Pelicans||1.1%|
|12||New York Knicks||0.7%|
Since 1996 (Sixers won Lotto that year), the team that finished with the second-worst record has gotten the first pick only twice (Sixers-AI and Clippers-Blake Griffin). The team that finished with the worst record has gotten the first pick twice (Cavs-LeBron and Magic-Dwight). To go along with the 1996 theme, the team that finished with the third-worst record (Magic this year) has won the Lotto the most (6 times). By the way, its good to know that the tenth-worst team in the league has never won the lottery. That would be the Pelicans. So the Sixers are looking good on that part.
To go along with winning the Lottery in 1996, the Sixers also had the top pick in 1986. The NBA used a different format for the Lottery up until 1990 (current process now). I won’t bore you with the old process, just click on the link if you want to read. As Sixers fans, we like to forget 1986. On June 16, 1986, after the lottery and a day before the draft, the Sixers traded the first pick to the Cavs for Roy Hinson. Who did the Cavs draft that year? Oh, that’s right, Brad Daugherty. That one hurts just a little. What could’ve been with Charles Barkley and Daugherty as part of the Sixers front-court. Long live Harold Katz…
So where should the Sixers fall with their pick and the Pellis pick? According to LibertyBallers, their best chance is fourth and tenth (27.75%). Their second best chance is first and tenth (17.31%). I will take the latter please. Tanks…..