On Tuesday night, the 14 teams that failed to make the 2011 NBA Playoffs will find out their fate in this year's NBA draft. The lottery marks an exciting times for the playoff "left-outs" that see the draft as their way to improve in areas that were obviously lacking.
This year's draft class has solid potential with big names coming from the usual, and not so usual, places.
Duke PG Kyrie Irving is the unanimous choice for top guard even though he was out for most of the season with a toe injury. He has the ability to come in and give a team a Derrick Rose–like boost.
Arizona forward Derrick Williams could give a number of teams their "forward of the future" with his offensive game and good fundamentals.
All 14 teams will be watching closely on Tuesday night to see if they can get the almighty No. 1 overall pick. The Minnesota Timberwolves have the highest likelihood of receiving the pick, followed by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors.
Here are the teams that have the most to gain, and most to lose, in the 2011 NBA draft lottery.