The Kings won a drawing with the Nets Friday afternoon, giving Sacramento one extra four number combination --out of 1,000-- in the Draft Lottery. The bottom line for the Nets is that they will now have a 7.6% chance for the overall #1 pick and a 25.5% chance for a top three pick. Otherwise, the Nets must surrender the pick to the Trail Blazers. However, the Blazers will not get a pick higher that #6 under draft rules.
Brooklyn will have that 25 percent probability of leaping into the top 3, but depending on how Lottery works out, Portland will have no possibility of landing at #4 or #5; a 44% probability of landing at #6; a 30% probability of landing at #7; a 4% probability of landing at #8 and even a small chance --a less than one percent probability-- of landing at #9. The Lottery is 7 p.m. ET on May 30. The location has not yet been announced but it will be in the New York area.
Nets benefit from losing lottery coin flip - Tim Bontemps - New York Post Nets Blog