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2012 NBA Draft Lottery

draftThe New Orleans Hornets won the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery and the right to select first in the draft. The Hornets finished the season last in the Western Conference at 21-45. They had a 13.7% chance at winning the lottery and moved up three spots.

The Toronto Raptors will pick eighth after moving neither up nor down in the lottery. The Raptors had just a 3.5% chance of winning the top selection after finishing the season 23-43.

The Charlotte Bobcats had the best chance at winning the lottery at 25% after winning only seven games all season and finishing with the worst winning percentage (.106) in NBA history. They slipped one spot to second overall.

Kentucky Wildcats star Anthony Davis is widely expected to be the number one selection at the draft on June 28.


NBA DRAFT LOTTERY RESULTS

Pick Team Movement Odds of winning
1 New Orleans +3 13.70%
2 Charlotte -1 25.00%
3 Washington -1 19.90%
4 Cleveland -1 13.80%
5 Sacramento - 7.60%
6* Brooklyn - 7.50%
7 Golden State - 3.60%
8 Toronto - 3.50%
9 Detroit - 1.70%
10** New Orleans - 1.10%
11 Portland - 0.80%
12 Milwaukee - 0.70%
13 - 0.60%
14 - 0.50%
*The Portland Trail Blazers receive this pick from the Nets as part of the Gerald Wallace trade
** This pick originally belonged to Minnesota and was acquired by the Hornets in the Chris Paul trade with the LA Clippers

Toronto Raptors' Lottery History

YEAR RECORD ACTUAL FINISH PICK
1995* N/A N/A 7
1996** 21-61 3 2
1997 30-52 9 9
1998 16-66 2 4
1999*** 23-27 11 12
2000 Qualified For Playoffs - -
2001 Qualified For Playoffs - -
2002 Qualified For Playoffs - -
2003 24-58 3 4
2004 33-49 7 8
2005 33-49 7 7
2006 27-55 5 1
2007 Qualified For Playoffs - -
2008 Qualified For Playoffs - -
2009 33-49 9 9
2010 40-42 13 13
2011 22-60 3 5
2012 23-43 8 8

* - denotes assigned position per coin toss and expansion agreement
** - denotes Toronto won the lottery but could not select first per expansion agreement
*** - denotes Toronto also had the fifth pick in the Lottery via a trade with Denver.

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Western Conference

(1) SA 1, (8) DAL 1 (4) HOU 0, (5) POR 2
(2) OKC 1, (7) MEM 2 (3) LAC 2, (4) GS 1


Eastern Conference

(1) IND 1, (8) ATL 2 (4) CHI 0, (5) WSH 2
(2) MIA 2, (7) CHA 0 (3) TOR 1, (6) BKN 1


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