NBA Draft Order 2014: Current Lottery Odds and Predictions for Top 14 Picks

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NBA Draft Order 2014: Current Lottery Odds and Predictions for Top 14 Picks
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While the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is one in 175,223,510, the odds for 14 NBA franchises to earn the draft's No. 1 overall selection are much better.

On Tuesday night, the draft lottery will determine the fates of these teams as they all wait to see how the Ping-Pong balls fall.

The draft lottery will award three lucky teams the top three overall picks in this year's draft. The remaining 11 teams will then receive picks No. 4 through 14 in inverse order of their regular-season records.

Here's a look at the odds for each team involved:

2014 NBA Draft Lottery Odds
Team Odds
1 Milwaukee Bucks 25.0%
2 Philadelphia 76ers 19.9%
3 Orlando Magic 15.6%
4 Utah Jazz 10.4%
5 Boston Celtics 10.3%
6 Los Angeles Lakers 6.3%
7 Sacramento Kings 4.3%
8 Detroit Pistons 2.8%
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 1.7%
10 New Orleans Pelicans 1.1%
11 Denver Nuggets 0.8%
12 New York Knicks 0.7%
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 0.6%
14 Phoenix Suns 0.5%

Even though the Milwaukee Bucks have the greatest chance to earn the top overall selection, it's no guarantee.

The draft lottery is a great prelude to what figures to be a wild offseason, as the outcome of Tuesday's event has the possibility to shake up the draft.

Like most gamblers, NBA teams have their own superstitions when there's plenty at stake. Here's a look at the Philadelphia 76ers' good-luck charm, courtesy of Yahoo Sports:

We'll see how well that works out for them Tuesday.

Until then, we can speculate where each team may go with its lottery selection. There's plenty of talent at the top of this draft, and each team figures to improve in a big way.

Here's a possibility of how things could unfold in June's draft if the current order was upheld:

2014 NBA Lottery Mock Draft
Pick Team Selection Position College
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

Sean O'Donnell's Predictions

Even though Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid didn't participate in this year's draft combine, they are all expected to be among the first off the board.

After all, it appears Wiggins didn't need to participate after this image of his vertical surfaced, courtesy of Eric Rosenthal of

Wiggins wasn't the only prospect with big ups on display, though.

During the combine, Aaron Gordon made headlines due to his freakish vertical. Staff had to raise the measuring apparatus after he completely cleared the top of it on his first attempt.

Here's a great look at his leap:

Another prospect who really helped himself during the combine was Australian phenom Dante Exum.

Exum impressed many teams and members of the media with his mature attitude during interviews. One such person who came away with high praise was's Alex Kennedy:

Zach LaVine may have solidified himself as a lottery selection as well.

Coming into the combine, we already knew of his freakish athleticism and great long ball. In Chicago, he reasserted to everyone in attendance what he is capable of.

He did that first with his shooting, according to Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated:

He also impressed with his speed and agility, per ESPN's Chad Ford:

There's still a long way to go before the draft comes to fruition, but things will really start to heat up Tuesday.

Get ready for a wild ride.

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