NBA Draft Lottery 2012: 5 Teams Most in Need of a Good Draft

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NBA Draft Lottery 2012: 5 Teams Most in Need of a Good Draft
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Tonight marks the NBA lottery—catch it tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. 

It's not the actual draft, but the order determination for the NBA draft. Each NBA team is represented by a certain amount of ping-pong balls, and the NBA chooses them at random, determining the top three positions in the draft. 

After the top three teams are selected, the rest of the teams pick from worst record to best record. This system can be agonizing—the team with the worst record hasn't picked No. 1 overall since 2004—but it adds a sense of drama to the NBA draft. 

Here are the five teams most in need of a good draft. 

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