Teams that land in the NBA draft lottery are generally in dire need.
For every team need, I identified a few potential solutions, or targets, that should be available when that team is on the clock. If a team is projected to draft at the end of the lottery, then I customized the potential targets to fit that slot.
For example, as much as the Sacramento Kings would like to target Shabazz Muhammad at No. 8, chances are he won't be available that late, so he's not listed as a target.
We've generated an NBA lottery based on prior trades and team projections for the 2012-2013 season.
Below are previous transactions that took place that can explain why the Oklahoma City Thunder are in the lottery and why certain teams have two picks.
Oklahoma City gets Toronto's first-round pick, which the Raptors acquired in the James Harden deal from Houston.
If the Lakers miss the playoffs, their pick goes to Phoenix, which is something we anticipate.
Portland gives up a top-12 protected pick to Charlotte from the Gerald Wallace-Joel Przybilla trade in 2011.