Sport Everything at stake during the NBA draft lottery
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The NBA draft lottery is the first step in the process of ushering in the league’s new talent.
Not only is it the moment when teams learn where they’ll be picking, but it’s also the moment that the incoming rookie class knows where they’re likely to go and where they may want to target their landing spot.
But, even beyond that, this year there are a lot of implications from trades made in the past.
Teams that are slotted to pick high may lose their pick completely because of deals they made years ago. There’s a lot that can shift around and it can all happen pretty fast.
Here’s a quick explainer on what picks can change hands and what’s at stake for everyone in the draft lottery.
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