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2011 NBA Draft Lottery: The Worst Lottery Screw-Up in Each Team's History

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2011 NBA Draft Lottery: The Worst Lottery Screw-Up in Each Team's History
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The NBA Draft Lottery has been around since 1985, and it is not without its critics, but there is one thing that is undeniable about the lottery: It makes the NBA draft endlessly more exciting with all of the possibilities that it brings up.

The worst team in the NBA has only won the lottery five times in 25 years, so it definitely keeps teams from tanking near the end of the year for the number one pick, plus a team as good as 11th worst in the lottery has ended up with the number one pick in the draft (the 1993 Orlando Magic), which almost instantly turned them into a contender.

Now, just because a team ends up with a lottery pick doesn't mean that they are going to end up with a good pick; in fact, it seems like there are more screw-ups in the lottery than there are great picks.

Almost every team has a borderline disaster with the draft lottery, and it is something that definitely hurts a team when they swing and miss on a high pick.

So, I have taken a look at each draft in the past 25 years and picked out the worst instance in the lottery for each team in the NBA.

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