WHERE WILL THEY PICK? With 250 winning combinations out of 1,000 in this year’s Draft Lottery, the Nets have a 25% chance of selecting 1st overall on June 24th. New Jersey has a 21.49% percent chance at picking 2nd and a 17.73% chance at drawing the 3rd overall pick. The Nets also own the 27th overall selection in the first round which came from Dallas via the Jason Kidd trade and the 31st pick, the first selection in the second round, based on their 2009-10 regular season record (12-70).
UNIQUE COMPANY: The Nets are one of only seven teams to have won the NBA Draft Lottery multiple times… The L.A. Clippers and Orlando Magic have won the Lottery three times, while the Nets, Bulls, Spurs, Bucks and Cavaliers have each won the Lottery twice.
WE WON!: The Nets have won the Lottery twice, earning the 1st overall selection in the NBA Draft in 1990 and in 2000. They first won in 1990 and used the 1st overall selection to pick Derrick Coleman out of Syracuse… The Nets struck lottery gold 10 years later in 2000 when they earned the No. 1 pick and chose Kenyon Martin from Cincinnati.
1,2,3 or 4: New Jersey could end up with either the first, second, third of fourth pick in this year’s Draft. Here is a breakdown of the Nets first, second, third and fourth selections all-time:
1st: 1990 Derrick Coleman (Syracuse), 2000 Kenyon Martin (Cincinnati)
DIRTY DOZEN: 2010 will mark the 12th time that the Nets have appeared in the Lottery since its inception in 1985… The Nets have made 11 selections in the Lottery as a result of not making the playoffs the previous season… Players in bold were selected by New Jersey but did not appear for the Nets.
The following is a look at how the Nets have fared in their 11 Lottery selections: