Trivia Tuesday: NBA Lottery picks from non-power schools

Trivia Tuesday: NBA Lottery picks from non-power schools

The Magic is listed with an 8.8 percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick and a 29.1 percent chance of getting a top three pick. If the Suns, who have a 25 percent chance of getting the top spot and a 64.2 percent chance of being in the top three, end up with the second overall pick, this would feel a lot like when the Los Angeles Lakers got the No. 2 pick and set themselves up to take Lonzo Ball this time past year. Fans can also live-stream the show via WatchESPN.

There are 1,000 four-digit combinations (technically 1,001, but one gets thrown out) divided amongst the 14 lottery teams in random order. Here is a brief look at how the lottery works, what to expect and how to handle the results. It's unlikely, but it happened in 2007 when the Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle SuperSonics and Atlanta Hawks moved from outside of the top three to the inside.

Including 1985, the Knicks have selected in the top 10 nine times. However, when compared to other things, that is not all bad.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired the Brooklyn Nets' pick in the Kyrie Irving trade with the Boston Celtics, who got that pick in a blockbuster with the Nets that included Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. After the order of the first three picks are determined, picks No. 4 through 14 are determined by record, with the worst team picking first and the best team picking last.

It would be typical Los Angeles Clippers luck though if the Pistons pick somehow landed first overall and the Clippers had to forfeit the pick that they received for Griffin.

Porzingis is the team's best building block right now. It's one of the most ridiculous, one-sided deals in recent National Basketball Association history, and it's the reason why the Sacramento Kings do not have their first-round pick in 2019.

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