Magic bringing Lil' Penny out of retirement for NBA Draft Lottery

Lynette Rowe
May 16, 2018

Knicks president Steve Mills is praying Perry has a different facial expression Tuesday night in Chicago when he represents the Knicks on the lottery dais, holding a 1.6 percent chance of earning the No. 1 pick.

It's not quite 2008 odds, but they are stacked against the Bulls on Tuesday as they enter with the sixth-best odds to take the top picks. But with 21-year-old superstar Devin Booker eligible for a contract extension, the Suns owning the best odds at the No. 1 overall pick, gaping holes throughout the roster and a decent amount of cap space at their disposal, it's time for general manager McDonough to start accelerating "The Timeline".

Where they'll pick: Cleveland has a 72.5 percent chance of getting the No. 8 pick and a 16.8 percent chance of getting the No. 9 pick.

Cleveland has a lottery selection this year thanks to its offseason trade with the Celtics, when it acquired the Brooklyn Nets' first-round pick as a part of the Kyrie Irving deal.

As the ninth seed, the Knicks also have a 6.1 percent chance of landing in the top three, where they likely would take Slovenian small forward stud Luka Doncic, who is playing for Real Madrid in Spain.

I've still got DeAndre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III as my top two, though whether they stick there will be determined by who wins the lottery. Even if James returns it will become more hard as he ages.

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The Celtics are one of the more intriguing teams in the lottery once again.

Los Angeles has just the 0.6 and 2.2 percent chances mentioned earlier. Consider yourself warned.1986: The Mavs finished 44-38, and a 14.29 percent chance of winning the top pick. For those franchises coming off a down year or in the midst of a rebuild, lottery night is a most anticipated - and stressful - night for both the team and its fans.

After finishing the 2017-18 campaign with a league-worst 21-61 record, the Suns can not fall out of the top four selections.

Neither team needs another young rookie but one of them gets one. They are going to build slowly through the draft. According to ESPN, though, there's a 97.1 percent chance the Lakers pick falls between Nos.

The Magic hope Lil' Penny will bring good luck to the lottery.

Another big stage for Sexton would be in Los Angeles as the athletic point guard could be an option for the Clippers who figure to have two picks in the lottery. Plus, they could sell more awesome Hornets starter jackets. 2 and 5. If the Lakers' pick ended up being anywhere else, then the Celtics will instead (in all likelihood) get the Sacramento Kings' first-round pick in 2019 (unless it's the No. 1 overall pick). That's what happens when a team makes the playoffs for 21 consecutive seasons, the longest mark in the National Basketball Association. Here are five teams that could be in a position to draft the five-star point guard. Winning the lottery tonight could be a franchise-saving turn of events for the state of the Grizzlies.

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