Hope springs eternal for the fans of all the NBA teams that weren't good enough to make the playoffs this year.
New Jersey could barely make it to double digits in the win column, but that also gives them the best chance to draft John Wall.
The Timberwolves were forced to go through the season without their top draft pick, Ricky Rubio, because he'd rather stay in Spain than come play for such a terrible team. Rubio taking a pass on the season has the Timberwolves in line for the number two pick and Player of the Year favorite Evan Turner.
The Milwaukee Bucks showed that one pick can turn a team around when they selected Brandon Jennings last year. The Kings and Grizzlies proved that a series of strong drafts can make you a potential contender.
Obviously it isn't all roses though. Teams with a high pick shoulder a large burden. The wrong pick will be ridiculed for years, including in slideshows like this one that highlight the biggest busts of the last decade.