NBA Draft lottery 2014: Time, TV schedule and more

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

The Milwaukee Bucks are the favorites to win the 2014 NBA Draft lottery. When can you tune in?

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The 2014 NBA Draft lottery will take place in New York on Tuesday, and the 14 non-playoff teams in the league will find out if luck is on their side. The Milwaukee Bucks have a 25-percent shot at the first overall pick in this year's draft, but the Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic also have a solid shot at moving into the top spot, as well.

TV

ESPN

Time

Tuesday, May 20, 8 p.m. ET

How does it work?

Based on record, the 14 lottery teams will be given a percentage of four-digit numbers that represent them. Losing teams are more likely to win the lottery by having better odds -- i.e., more combinations, out of a possible 1,000 (techncially there are 1,001 combinations possible and one is given to no team). Four balls with single numerals on them will be drawn out of a bin to determine the combinations. The balls will be replaced after each pick. If a combination of a team that has already won a top-three pick is selected again, the balls will be replaced and the process will begin until another team's combination is chosen.

This process will determine the first three teams in the draft lottery, and the fourth through 14th picks will be determined by the remaining teams' regular seasons standings, from worst to best.

2014 NBA Draft pre-lottery order and odds of winning

1. Milwaukee Bucks (15-67): 25.0% of winning No. 1 pick

2. Philadelphia 76ers (19-63): 19.9%

3. Orlando Magic (23-59): 15.6%

4. Utah Jazz (25-57): 10.4% (won tiebreaker against Celtics)

5. Boston Celtics (25-57): 10.3%

6. Los Angeles Lakers (27-55): 6.3%

7. Sacramento Kings (28-54): 4.3%

8. Detroit Pistons (29-53): 2.8% (conveys to Charlotte if not a top-8 pick)

9. Cleveland Cavaliers (33-49): 1.7%

10. New Orleans Pelicans (34-49): 1.1% (conveys to Philadelphia if not a top-5 pick)

11. Denver Nuggets (36-46): 0.8% (could be conveyed to Orlando; Magic receive lower pick between Denver and New York)

12. New York Knicks (37-45): 0.7% (could be conveyed to Orlando; Magic receive lower pick between Denver and New York)

13. Minnesota Timberwolves (40-42): 0.6% (conveys to Phoenix if not a top-13 pick)

14. Phoenix Suns (48-34): 0.5%

Pick-by-pick odds

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
MIL 25.0% 21.5% 17.7% 35.8% X X X X X X X X X X
PHI 19.9% 18.8% 17.1% 31.9% 12.3% X X X X X X X X X
ORL 15.6% 15.7% 15.6% 22.4% 26.7% 4.1% X X X X X X X X
UTA 10.4% 11.2% 12.1% 9.9% 37.3% 17.6% 1.4% X X X X X X X
BOS 10.3% 11.1% 12.0% X 23.7% 34.2% 8.2% 0.3% X X X X X X
LAL 6.3% 7.1% 8.1% X X 44.3% 30.1% 4.0% 0.1% X X X X X
SAC 4.3% 4.9% 5.8% X X X 60.2% 23.0% 1.8% 0.0% X X X X
DET 2.8% 3.3% 3.9% X X X X 72.7% 16.6% 0.9% 0.0% X X X
CLE 1.7% 2.0% 2.4% X X X X X 81.5% 12.2% 0.4% 0.0% X X
NOP 1.1% 1.3% 1.6% X X X X X X 87.0% 8.9% 0.2% 0.0% X
DEN 0.8% 0.9% 1.2% X X X X X X X 90.7% 6.3% 0.1% X
NYK 0.7% 0.8% 1.0% X X X X X X X X 93.5% 3.9% 0.0%
MIN 0.6% 0.7% 0.9% X X X X X X X X X 96.0% 1.7%
PHX 0.5% 0.6% 0.7% X X X X X X X X X X 98.2%

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