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2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics 8 Best Lottery Picks

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2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics 8 Best Lottery Picks
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When the NBA adopted the lottery concept in 1985, we went from territorial picks and coin flips to a new, more exciting method of drafting the future of the league. 

Thanks to the 1984 Houston Rockets' perceived attempt to intentionally lose games in order to obtain the first pick, the lottery system now involves a standard lottery machine, then encases a certain number of balls for each team based on their finishing record. 

I decided to take a look at one of the sports' most winning franchises and how they have fared in the draft. 

Due to the relatively short amount of time that the lottery has been around, the rankings will be more about the picks than holding on to them.

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