Ideally, if your team is heading for the NBA Draft lottery you want the best chances to make a big splash and get a high pick. The best players are usually picked first, and I don't need to go over the list of Hall of Famers who were picked in the Top 3. That part is obvious. But outside of luck, skill is pretty good. And if you have a smart scouting department and a competent front office you can still get a good player. Right now the Top 10 lotto spots are almost all but guaranteed to go to the New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets, and Miami Heat. All of those teams need help, but that doesn't mean that if you are picking outside of the Top 10 you're going to be out of luck.
Here are the #11 to #15 picks from the last 25 drafts.
For the most part there's about a 40-48% chance of landing a rotation player (or better) by my estimation. Occasionally you'll get a really good play, and rarely an actual star who can change the direction of your franchise. (I see only 7 out of 125 players) Right now the Utah Jazz, Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Brooklyn Nets (who are likely to give up their pick to the Atlanta Hawks) are picking in these spots. You can find gold there.
So who are the picks #11 to 20 on my consensus mock draft right now? Kelly Oubre Jr., Kevon Looney, Frank Kaminsky, Devin Booker, Trey Lyles, Bobby Portis, Jakob Poeltl, Jerian Grant, Sam Dekker, and Motrezl Harrell. If all of those guys are on the board when your team is up -- who do you pick?