The 2012 NBA Draft Lottery takes place on Wednesday, May 30.
This night sets the draft order and allows more considered and concrete mock drafts to be concocted ahead of the NBA Draft in a few weeks time.
This year, the odds are high. Kentucky Wildcat big man Anthony Davis is the consensus top pick this year, no matter who lands the rights to said pick.
As for many of the other members of the 2012 Draft Class, their final positions will hinge on the results of Wednesday's draft lottery.
Certain players are niche. If a team that must fill a specific need falls down in the draft, its prospective player could end up sliding down the board below his expected draft slot.
It's all in the balance in this year's lottery.