2010 NBA Draft Lottery: Wizards Beat the Odds
The 2010 NBA Draft Lottery was held Tuesday night, May 18th, in Secaucus, NJ (as always). The Washington Wizards beat the odds and won the #1 pick in the Draft, which presumably will go to John Wall. This is the 6th time in a row the team with the worst record did not win the #1 pick. (Last year, the Clippers won the #1 pick, with Sacramento losing out, and used it on Blake Griffin. Read more about the history of the #1 pick in the Lottery).
The New Jersey Nets had the best chance at #1 with 25% odds, but slid down to 3rd place . Notice however, that they actually had less than a 50% chance combined (46.47) of getting the Top 2 picks. There was actually a better chance (53.53%) that they would get the 3rd or 4th pick. Philadelphia was the night's other big winner, moving up from a 6th place tie with Detroit.
Besides John Wall, a guard out of Kentucky, the other likely top picks include his teammate DeMarcus Cousins, Evan Turner of Ohio State, and Derrick Favors, a raw forward out of Georgia Tech.
3. New Jersey
6. Golden State
8. Los Angeles
11. New Orleans
*Originally the Knicks pick. Good work by Isiah..