05/19/14 10:00 am EST
As we all know, the NBA Draft Lottery is only a few days away. For Philadunkia nation, May 20th will be one of the most stressful nights of this long season due to its huge ramifications. The 76ers have the second best odds of attaining the #1 pick in this year’s NBA Draft. Unfortunately, having the second best odds doesn’t always seem to land a top pick. Of course we have a 19.90% chance of grabbing the top selection, but our selection has a chance to slip all the way to the 5th spot.
Over the past ten years there have been a number of teams who have unexpectedly jumped into the top 3 on the draft board via the NBA Draft Lottery. After the jump, I’ll review the last ten years and take a look and the teams who have been lucky enough to move up the board and I will also examine how that pick panned out for the franchise.