Projecting the winners and losers in the NBA tank race

Originally Published: April 10, 2018

What are the likely lottery odds heading into the final night of the NBA season? We're here to help, projecting the results using ESPN's Basketball Power Index (BPI).

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Lottery projections

  • The Cavaliers will receive the Nets' pick unprotected
  • The Lakers' pick will go to the 76ers if it lands at No. 1 or Nos. 6 to 30; the Celtics get the pick at Nos. 2 to 5
  • The Clippers will receive the Pistons' pick if it is outside the top four
  • The Suns will receive the Bucks' pick if it is Nos. 11 to 16
  • The Suns will receive Miami's pick if its outside the top seven
  • The Bulls will receive the Pelicans' pick if it is outside the top five
  • The Wolves will receive the Thunder's pick if it is outside the lottery
  • The Lakers will receive the Cavaliers' pick if it is outside the top three
  • The Hawks will receive the Wolves' pick if it is outside the lottery

More projections: Playoff odds for every team in each conference

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