It's hard to say what was most shocking about Tuesday night's lottery show: the Wizards getting themselves a top three pick or Cleveland not screwing themselves out of the top pick.
The 2013 NBA draft is just five weeks away and it's time to begin analyzing the best picks for every NBA team owning selections in the first round.
Key Stats : 13.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.2 steals and 0.8 blocks per game; shot 60 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3-point territory.
Key Stats: 15.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2 assists per game; shot 49.5 percent from the field and 42 percent on 3-pointers Although McLemore was a freshman this season, this was his second year attending Kansas.
The Pistons got good news Tuesday night. They didn't win the draft lottery. They didn't even come close.
Never fear Detroit Pistons fans, your favorite optimist is here to remove some of the gloom brought on by the NBA Draft Lottery .
Though reports about this crop's weakness are premature -- it is impossible to know just how good or bad a draft is until years after it's completed -- two things are clear: There is no can't-miss superstar at the top and there are few certainties anywhere.
I didn't even get to see the ping pong balls. No one did. The NBA did end up releasing footage of the balls pinging and ponging, capturing the moment before the moment of Cleveland's second No.
Tonight at 7 pm will be the NBA draft lottery where the order of the 1st round of the draft will be decided.
The Pistons are projected by ESPN's Chad Ford to select UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett with the No.
Max Scherzer gave up just two hits and retired the last 22 batters he faced as the Tigers beat the... Whom could Pistons take with 8th pick in NBA draft...: Free Press columnist Drew Sharp and Pistons beat writer Vince Ellis analyze the Pistons draft lottery.
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, Portland guard Damian Lillard and New Orleans forward Anthony Davis, all top rookies last season, mingle at Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery in New York.
The 14 NBA lottery teams assembled to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers win the right to pick No.
One of the many things I find so interesting about the NBA is that although basketball is the epitome of a team game, there is such a focus on individual accolades and that buzzword we absolutely love to throw around so often- legacy.
We've talked at length about the Chicago Bulls' long-term plan for building a winning roster around Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose, and it mostly consists of them not spending any new money this summer so that they can preserve cap space for 2014.
Pistons rookie Andre Drummond turned out to be quite a find with the ninth pick in the 2012 draft and he's no stranger to the camera, so the gregarious center will represent the Pistons at the NBA Draft Lottery in New York on Tuesday.