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Building a Big Board for Every 2013 NBA Draft Lottery Team
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Which will drop further: Shabazz Muhammad on team's Big Boards or the ball when he's shooting free throws?

During the 2013 NBA draft, every team will be working with a big board, as they all have different evaluations of each player eligible to be selected. Most teams will have Nerlens Noel in the top spot, but even that's not a guarantee. 

Ideally, one of the players from the top of the board will still be around when a team is on the clock, but that's never going to be the situation for each organization. No matter what, teams are forced to reach down into the lower sections for a player.

For the purposes of this article, each team's big board is also a different length. The Cleveland Cavaliers' board only contains one player because they're drafting at No. 1. 

The Phoenix Suns' board, for example, has five players. They're the fifth team on the clock, so at worst, they'll have to reach down to the No. 5 player on their board.  That continues through the Utah Jazz, who have 14 players on their board. 

Throughout the following slides, you'll see how the order changes based on team needs, and then the article will conclude with a mock draft of the lottery—one that operates under the assumption that each team is following its big board to a T. 

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