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NBA Draft 2014: Who will end up with the most ping pong balls at the end of the season?

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I speculate what will happen to 20 teams for the rest of the season, and who will end up with the most ping pong balls at the end of it.

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There's not much preamble needed. This is what I think will happen. I'm okay with being wrong.

Final Standings:

Final Current Remaining Total
Tankings W L W L W L GB
1 Milwaukee Bucks 13 54 19.4% 1 14 6.7% 14 68 17.1% 0.0
2 Philadelphia 76ers 15 51 22.7% 0 16 0.0% 15 67 18.3% 1.0
3 Orlando Magic 19 48 28.4% 1 14 6.7% 20 62 24.4% 6.0
4 Los Angeles Lakers 22 44 33.3% 1 15 6.3% 23 59 28.0% 9.0
5 Boston Celtics 22 44 33.3% 3 13 18.8% 25 57 30.5% 11.0
6 Sacramento Kings 23 43 34.8% 3 13 18.8% 26 56 31.7% 12.0
7 Utah Jazz 22 44 33.3% 4 12 25.0% 26 56 31.7% 12.0
8 Detroit Pistons 25 41 37.9% 4 12 25.0% 29 53 35.4% 15.0
9 New Orleans Pelicans 26 39 40.0% 5 12 29.4% 31 51 37.8% 17.0
10 Cleveland Cavaliers 26 40 39.4% 7 9 43.8% 33 49 40.2% 19.0
11 Denver Nuggets 29 37 43.9% 4 12 25.0% 33 49 40.2% 19.0
12 New York Knicks 27 40 40.3% 6 9 40.0% 33 49 40.2% 19.0
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 32 32 50.0% 7 11 38.9% 39 43 47.6% 25.0
14 Phoenix Suns 38 28 57.6% 7 9 43.8% 45 37 54.9% 31.0
15 Atlanta Hawks 29 35 45.3% 9 7 56.3% 38 42 47.5% 25.0
16 Charlotte Bobcats 33 34 49.3% 8 7 53.3% 41 41 50.0% 27.0
17 Brooklyn Nets 33 31 51.6% 13 5 72.2% 46 36 56.1% 32.0
18 Memphis Grizzlies 39 27 59.1% 9 7 56.3% 48 34 58.5% 34.0
19 Dallas Mavericks 39 27 59.1% 11 5 68.8% 50 32 61.0% 36.0
20 Golden State Warriors 41 26 61.2% 10 5 66.7% 51 31 62.2% 37.0

Tie-Breakers / ownership:

  • Sacramento wins the tie-breaker against Utah
  • Cleveland, despite facing the Monty Hall problem, beat New York and Denver in a tie-breaker
  • Atlanta decides to keep their pick, and not swap with Brooklyn
  • New York, who lost the tie-breaker anyway, gives their pick to Denver
  • Denver, who has to give the lower of their two first rounders to Orlando, gives the New York pick
  • Utah gets Golden State's pick, which is not going to be worth a lot

Bottom Line:

  • Utah is not going to be top five at this rate
  • Philly lost every game, and still could not catch Milwaukee
  • New York tried its' best, but could not catch Atlanta
  • Phoenix could not catch Golden State, and neither could Memphis or Dallas

Lottery:

Final Total Let's play ping-pong
Tankings W L GB Chances 1st 1nd 3rd Top Three
1 Milwaukee Bucks 14 68 17.1% 0.0 250 25.0% 21.5% 17.8% 64.3%
2 Philadelphia 76ers 15 67 18.3% 1.0 199 19.9% 18.8% 17.1% 55.8%
3 Orlando Magic 20 62 24.4% 6.0 156 15.6% 15.7% 15.6% 46.9%
4 Los Angeles Lakers 23 59 28.0% 9.0 119 11.9% 12.6% 13.3% 37.8%
5 Boston Celtics 25 57 30.5% 11.0 88 8.8% 9.7% 10.7% 29.2%
6 Sacramento Kings 26 56 31.7% 12.0 63 6.3% 7.1% 8.1% 21.5%
7 Utah Jazz 26 56 31.7% 12.0 43 4.3% 4.9% 5.8% 15.0%
8 Detroit Pistons 29 53 35.4% 15.0 28 2.8% 3.3% 3.9% 10.0%
9 New Orleans Pelicans 31 51 37.8% 17.0 17 1.7% 2.0% 2.4% 6.1%
10 Cleveland Cavaliers 33 49 40.2% 19.0 11 1.1% 1.3% 1.6% 4.0%
11 Denver Nuggets 33 49 40.2% 19.0 8 0.8% 0.9% 1.2% 2.9%
12 Orlando Magic
33 49 40.2% 19.0 7 0.7% 0.8% 1.0% 2.5%
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 39 43 47.6% 25.0 6 0.6% 0.7% 0.9% 2.2%
14 Phoenix Suns 45 37 54.9% 31.0 5 0.5% 0.6% 0.7% 1.8%

You better hope Matt Harpring is a demi-god (we know Derrick Favors is), because 15 is going to be all the chance we have to jump up.