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Division, Conference Could be Reshaped by Lottery

Rod Thorn knows the value of the draft. He picked Michael Jordan with the #3 pick in 1984 and worked a draft night trade in 2001 that helped remake the Nets. Now, he says Tuesday's lottery is likely to make a one GM look as smart as he did. As many as six Eastern Conference teams--including division rivals Celtics and Sixers--are in the lottery and at least two franchise players are available, There's even the possibility that the lottery winner might be willing to deal their current star. Things are about to change...dramatically.