The 2014 NBA draft lottery will take place on Tuesday in New York to determine the top three selections in this year's draft.
While no team is a 100 percent lock to acquire one of these picks, the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic have the best chances.
It all depends on how the ping-pong balls fall.
Once the top three picks are set, the remaining 11 teams will hold positions four through 14 based on the inverse order of their regular-season records.
We've seen plenty of surprises in the past, and we could certainly be in for more come Tuesday.
As we all wait with bated breath to see how everything unfolds, let's take a look at the lottery's complete viewing information and odds, as well as predict the first 14 overall selections of June's draft.
2014 NBA Draft Lottery Viewing Information
When: Tuesday, May 20
Where: Times Square Studios in New York City
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Live Stream: WatchESPN
No one really knows just how this will all play out. There are many scenarios that could take place if the unexpected happens and a team leapfrogs into the top three during the lottery process.
Here's a look at the current odds for the 14 lottery teams:
|6||Los Angeles Lakers||6.3%|
|10||New Orleans Pelicans||1.1%|
|12||New York Knicks||0.7%|
With the 2014 NBA Draft Combine now in the books, several prospects increased their draft stocks in a big way.
ESPN Stats & Info tweeted two notable prospects who shined in Chicago:
Zach LaVine & Aaron Gordon shined at the NBA Draft Combine. Is Noah Vonleh better than Julius Randle? Read here: http://t.co/mtla9S8FUo— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 17, 2014
Noah Vonleh was another prospect who stood out in a big way. His massive hand size was a big talking point during the combine. NBA Legion tweeted a very telling comparison:
While Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid didn't participate at the combine, potential top-three pick Dante Exum did.
Exum impressed in interviews with a very mature attitude for an 18-year-old prospect. Alex Kennedy of NBA.com tweeted his impression of Exum in Chicago:
Dante Exum is so nice and humble. So mature and poised for 18 years old. A lot to like about his game, even more to like about personality.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) May 16, 2014
Not only did the guard impress in interviews, he was fantastic during on-court drills as well. ESPN Stats & Info tweeted an interesting comparison of Exum's speed to top-tier NBA players:
Dante Exum's 3/4 court sprint time of 3.19 is better than Chris Paul (3.22), Steph Curry (3.28), Damian Lillard (3.34)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 16, 2014
Taking all of that into consideration, here's a look at how the first 14 picks of the draft could potentially shake out:
|1||Milwaukee Bucks||Andrew Wiggins||SF||Kansas|
|2||Philadelphia 76ers||Jabari Parker||SF||Duke|
|3||Orlando Magic||Dante Exum||PG||Australia|
|4||Utah Jazz||Joel Embiid||C||Kansas|
|5||Boston Celtics||Julius Randle||PF||Kentucky|
|6||Los Angeles Lakers||Marcus Smart||PG||Oklahoma State|
|7||Sacramento Kings||Noah Vonleh||PF||Indiana|
|8||Detroit Pistons||Tyler Ennis||PG||Syracuse|
|9||Cleveland Cavaliers||Dario Saric||SF||Croatia|
|10||76ers (via New Orleans)||Aaron Gordon||PF||Arizona|
|11||Magic (via Denver)||Rodney Hood||SF||Duke|
|12||Nuggets (via New York)||Gary Harris||SG||Michigan State|
|13||Minnesota Timberwolves||Doug McDermott||SF||Creighton|
|14||Phoenix Suns||Zach LaVine||PG||UCLA|
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Sure, this draft order could certainly change in a big way on Tuesday. With those possible changes could come a dramatic shift in the way prospects come off the board.
The 2014 NBA draft will undoubtedly be an exciting spectacle, and upon the conclusion of the lottery on Tuesday, we'll be one step closer to knowing how it all will unfold.