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Early Entry 2012 NBA Draft: Staying or Going?

April 26th, 2012
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With the NBA Draft set for June 28th, time is running out for players to decide on their professional futures. We'll update the list every couple of days as players announce their status.

 

2012 NBA Draft: Calendar

March 28th, 2012
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Here's a brief rundown of how the calendar shakes out leading up to the 2012 NBA Draft.

 

April 11-14th - Portsmouth Invitational

NBA Draft Lottery: #1 Pick History

May 18th, 2009

Since the modern lottery format was started in 1994, the team with the worst record has only received the #1 pick twice. (However, the team with the best odds of getting #1 has won it 3 times due to an expansion quirk in 1996.) The past four seasons have seen a rush of mediocre, but not awful, teams winning the #1 pick. Chicago last year defied the odds with just a 1.7% chance.