- Teams: at Detroit Pistons (27-52)
- Date: April 17, 2013
- Time: 8 p.m.
- Television: Fox Sports Detroit
The Pistons could finish with as high as a two-way tie for the No. 6 seed and as low as a two-way tie for the No. 8 seed in the lottery, depending on tonight’s results. As a reminder, ties for draft order are broken by random draw.
Detroit also could acquire the Clippers’ second round pick, which is top-55 protected but would not go to the Pistons in a future season.
There a lot of games that will affect both picks, but let’s make it simple.
Keep in mind, this is strictly which teams to root for to improve the Pistons’ draft pick:
- Nets (vs. Pistons)
- Wizards (at Bulls)
- Kings (vs. Clippers)*
- Timberwolves (at Spurs)
- Clippers (at Kings)*
- Jazz (at Grizzlies)
- Suns (at Nuggets)
*If the Pistons win, root for the Clippers without hesitation. Otherwise, you’ll have to decide whether slotting in the lottery or having an additions second-round pick is more important.