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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by doublead, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. doublead

    doublead First Round Draft Pick

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    if orlando keeps the 7th seed in the east does we get the 16th or 17th pick
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    webz All-Star Snub Administrator 2x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    It depends on the rest of the league as well, not just the east.

    Check out NBADraft.net | Home for the current pick positions. Thats the one I use.
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    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    The recent slide of the Pacers and Knicks are really hurting the Pistons draft position. If the Magic makes the playoffs, the Pistons draft at best #15. There is still a big crowd of teams close to where Orlando currently stands. For example, the Magic has only 4 fewer losses than the #6 position in the draft (Seattle).


    Orlando's remaining schedule, however, is pretty easy:

    @Boston
    Indiana
    Minnesota
    Toronto
    Memphis
    @Milwaukee
    @Detroit
    @Philly
    Boston
    @Washington
    Miami

    Unless the Knicks or Pacers make a miraculous run to finish the season, it appears Orlando will make the playoffs. Again, this means a pick of #15 or worse.
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    webz All-Star Snub Administrator 2x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Damn, that IS easy (for an average team like orlando).

    Also helps us that Acie is falling down the draft chart as well, but thats no given seeing as he is the #1 point guard in the draft.

    Maybe we can take a look at the second Gasol (Marc). If he is anything like Pau he will be a steal at #15-20.
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    Delfino Delivers Bench Warmer

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    Is it only teams that do not make the play offs that get the ping pong balls? I know the number of balls depends on where you finish but is it only those teams that are out of the play offs that get them?
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    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    That is correct. Out of the 30 NBA teams, 16 make the playoffs. The other 14 get ping pong balls. The odds look like this:

    1. 250 combinations, 25% chance of receiving the #1 pick
    2. 199 combinations, 19.9% chance
    3. 156 combinations, 15.6% chance
    4. 119 combinations, 11.9% chance
    5. 88 combinations, 8.8% chance
    6. 63 combinations, 6.3% chance
    7. 43 combinations, 4.3% chance
    8. 28 combinations, 2.8% chance
    9. 17 combinations, 1.7% chance
    10. 11 combinations, 1.1% chance
    11. 8 combinations, 0.8% chance
    12. 7 combinations, 0.7% chance
    13. 6 combinations, 0.6% chance
    14. 5 combinations, 0.5% chance
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    Dumars4Ever Bench Warmer

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    There's already a thread with discussion about our Orlando pick in the draft sub-forum. We had an involved sequence of posts about how the lottery works starting on this page of that thread.
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    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

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    Also consider that Washington and Miami may already have their spots locked up when Orlando plays them in the last 2 games. Those 2 games might be easy for Orlando if that is the case.

    Memphis just beat LA though, so nothing is guaranteed.
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    lazyberbs First Round Draft Pick

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    All hope for Piston fans is not lost. Orlando is notorious for playing badly against teams they should beat. They play better against the teams they should lose to.
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    I'm surprised that chart has him going as low as #19.

    Yeah, I'm a sucker for genes. If Acie is gone go for Gasol.
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    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

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    If he grew the beard out a little more, it would look just like Pau.

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