Breaking News Pistons win coin toss

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  1. BillLaimbeer

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    Pistons won two coin tosses, actually....

    At least one break went the Pistons' way, regarding the upcoming draft lottery next month.

    By virtue of winning a coin flip with the Washington Wizards, the Pistons have the seventh-best odds to obtain the first pick. The two teams had identical 29-53 records.

    It means it's more than likely the Pistons will select seventh, unless a team with worse odds leapfrogs the Pistons in the lottery.

    The Pistons have 36 chances of 1,000 to get the first pick, but if they don't get one of the first three, then they'll pick one slot ahead of the Wizards.

    The Clippers also won their coin flip for a second-round pick, which will be conveyed to the Pistons from a 2009 trade

    From The Detroit News: Coin flip solidifies Pistons' 7th pick in first round | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com


    Remember this as the day that this Pistons turned the corner. Get your 2013-14 playoff tickets now!

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  2. BillLaimbeer

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    This gives the Pistons draft pick #38, #56, and either #1, #2, #3, #7, #8, #9 or #10.
     
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    Here are the probabilities for the Pistons top pick:

    #1: 4.3%
    #2: 4.9%
    #3: 5.8%

    #7: 59.9%
    #8: 23.2%
    #9: 1.8%
    #10: 0.0%
     
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    The future of the franchise rests on that #56 pick. If Dumars picks the wrong guy we may never see him in a rotations post.
     
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    Nice work Billiam.
     
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    The real question is.........Will the NBA have mercy on us like they did Clev and fix
    it so we get a top 3 pick?
     
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    I love how we live in this really complex era of information sharing, technology, and big data, but when it comes time to decide who picks first when there's a tie, the NBA basically says "uh, anyone got a quarter?"
     
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    It's driving me crazy that CV is going to get minutes next year while the #56 pick keeps getting DNP-CDs. Our next coach has an agenda against winning.
     
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    It's starting already!!

    The Pistons haven't gotten very lucky with those late 2nd round picks over the years:

    2003: Andreas Glyniadakis (#58)
    2004: Ricky Paulding (#54)
    2005: Amir Johnson (#56)
    2005: Alex Acker (#60)
    2006: Will Blalock (#60)
    2007: Sammy Mejia (#57)
    2008: Deron Washington (#59)
    2011: Vernon Macklin (#52)

    It's quite a list of characters that have all seen their name appear quite often in the infamous Rotations Threads. Amir is the only one to see NBA playing time, granted it took him about 8 years to get acclimated to the league.
     
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    2 things went right this year.

    1. drafting Drummond
    2. the coin toss
     
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    Now this is GREAT NEWS!!! ... Finally we won in something USEFUL!
     
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    Very few 50+ picks ever get to the starting lineup.
     
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    We would be in the playoffs this year if we were starting 3 of the folks we drafted.... Macklin, Johnson, and Mejia just were misunderstood by our coaches who didn't have winning as a priority.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if the Pistons tried to pocket the coin they used to break the tie.
     
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    [/quote]The Pistons have 36 chances of 1,000 to get the first pick, but if they don't get one of the first three, then they'll pick one slot ahead of the Wizards.[/quote]

    Bill, In one post you list the odds at the 1st pick at 4.3%....while another states a 36 chances out of 1,000 in getting the first pick. My math says that's only a 3.6% chance. What am I missing?
     
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    Singler and Middleton weren't bad pickups.
     
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    I noticed that, too. One was from a DetNews article. The other was from the Wikipedia page on NBA Draft Lottery.
     
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    What does Forbes have to say?
     
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    Not sure. USA Today says 4.3%, so we will use that as the tiebreaker.
     

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