Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; A general view of the arena during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Lottery set for tonight

The Pistons will find out their fate tonight at 8 PM on ESPN. As the ping pong balls go flyin’, there’s no denying — tonight is always a scary team for teams on the bubble of a pick or looking to get into the top three.

Tonight, at the NBA Draft Lottery, we’ll find out if the Pistons hold onto their pick in the first round , or if they have to surrender it to the Charlotte Bobcats as part of the Ben Gordon trade a few years ago.

If the Pistons fall in the #8 slot or above, they will keep their first round pick this season. If they fall to #9, then it will be Michael Jordan and company with the new look Hornets adding another piece to an up and coming franchise.

The most likely scenario is that Detroit will land the eighth pick. According to the odds released by the NBA, the Pistons have a 72.47% chance of selecting 8th.  What haunts them though is a 16.78 % chance of landing the 9th pick.

The remaining 10.75% probability is slotted mostly in the top three picks. Detroit has a 2.8% chance of landing the first pick overall, a 3.26% chance of winning the second pick, and a 3.88% chance of landing the third pick.

The Pistons have an 82.4% chance of keeping their pick tonight.

Kyle Singler will represent the Pistons at the lottery. Bucket Man has admitted that he has the luck of the Blue Devil… Kris Henry of the Mail Tribune couldn’t get all the details on how he plans to absorb the good juju and send the bad juju across the league.

“First of all, I feel very honored to be selected as one of the people involved in that. I would say I’m a fairly lucky guy. I don’t want to tell what my lucky charm is but I’ve had lucky moments. Do I think we’ll get the No. 1 pick, I doubt it, but I would like to see us move up from what we are expected to get (No. 8). If we at least move up one spot, I feel deep down that I’ve done my job. But if we move back, it’s not my fault and I’ll point the finger somewhere else.”

No pointing the finger Bucket Man, it’s on you tonight.


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