NBA Draft Lottery: May 23 | NBA Draft 2006: June 28 New York City

Bryan Colangelo and the Raptors moved up four spots in the Draft with their Lottery win. (Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE/Getty Images)
Raptors Claw to Top of Heap
The balls bounced Toronto's way at the NBA 2006 Draft Lottery, as the Raptors landed the top pick in the June 28 NBA Draft in New York. Going in, Toronto had the fifth-best shot at landing the No. 1 pick, but Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo saw his team's envelope opened last. The Chicago Bulls (with a pick from the New York Knicks) will choose second and the Charlotte Bobcats will select third. The Portland Trail Blazers, who entered the Lottery with the best chance at winning No. 1, settled for the No. 4 pick.
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DRAFT LOTTERY HISTORY
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NEWS REPORTS: EARLY ENTRANTS

2006 LOTTERY RESULTS
CHANCES OF WINNING
TEAM
REC.
PCT.
21-61
25.0%
23-59
19.9%
26-56
13.8%
26-56
13.7%
27-55
8.8%
33-49
5.3%
33-49
5.3%
34-48
2.3%
34-48
2.2%
35-47
1.1%
36-46
0.8%
38-44
0.7%
38-44
0.6%
14. Utah
41-41
0.5%
* To Chicago
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