The Magic are taking Lil' Penny to the draft lottery

15 May, 2018, 22:35 | Author: Elena Meyer
  • The Magic are taking Lil' Penny to the draft lottery

With such high stakes, the lottery often inspires superstition with teams looking to trinkets and charms to improve their chances of a lucky ball bounce.

The NBA Draft lottery is nearly upon us, and somehow the Boston Celtics are still involved. But for the Magic, a team that desperately needs a talent infusion, nabbing a top-three pick this year would be crucial.

They Celtics have successfully built teams in every way possible, but every single top core has always involved at least one top player being draft, and leading the team in a special way.

Anyway, since the Kings are bad and tanking next season would accomplish nothing, they desperately need to strike gold in this year's draft.

Phoenix has the best odds of landing the No. 1 pick (25 percent) after posting a league-worst 21-61 record last season. That trio of picks could bring on added significance this year with the 76ers/Celtics scenario: If Los Angeles' name isn't called early on, then we know its pick has moved to the top three.

Lately, teams have taken to bringing good luck totems and other various things, or even sending certain people as representatives in an odd effort to influence a drawing that has already taken place.

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Pant got stuck into the paceman and smashed him for 18 runs, 11 more than what he had conceded off his first two overs. He took 13 runs off Shakib's last over and in the process recorded his fourth fifty of the season, off only 36 balls.

The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery is Tuesday in Chicago.

Without question, the most important factor for Philadelphia will be whether that Los Angeles pick falls between 2-5, and go to Boston as a result.

There also are several trades at play.

One of these teams will get the Lakers' pick in this draft, which has a minuscule (1.1 percent) chance of being the No. 1 pick and a 2.9 percent chance of rising to the top three.

Hoping to land its next star, the Orlando Magic are dusting off an old friend for Tuesday's NBA Draft: Lil' Penny.

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