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What Utah Jazz fans need to know entering the NBA draft lottery

Published May 20, 2014 4:25 pm
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A key moment in the Utah Jazz's rebuilding happens tonight with the NBA draft lottery.

Bryan Miller, the son of team owner Gail Miller, will represent the team on stage in New York for the 6 p.m. draw, which will air on ESPN.

The Jazz are slated No. 4 after winning a tiebreaker with the Boston Celtics but have the greatest probability of picking fifth. Here's what you need to know heading into tonight's draft lottery.

Jazz probability of landing the No. 1 pick • 10.4 percent

Jazz probability of landing the No. 2 pick • 11.2 percent

Jazz probability of landing the No. 3 pick • 12.09 percent

Jazz probability of landing the No. 4 pick • 9.85 percent

Jazz probability of landing the No. 5 pick • 37.29 percent

Jazz probability of landing the No. 6 pick • 17.75 percent

Jazz probability of landing the No. 7 pick • 1.42 percent

Team with best chance at No. 1 pick • Milwaukee Bucks at 25 percent

Jazz's highest ever draft position since lottery began in 1985 • Third

Times Jazz have improved their draft position through the lottery • Once, in 2011 when it moved from sixth to third

Number of all-time Jazz lottery selections • Seven

Jazz lottery selections • Kris Humphries (14th in 2004); Deron Williams (third in 2005); Ronnie Brewer (14th in 2006); Gordon Hayward (ninth in 2010); Enes Kanter (third in 2011), Alec Burks (12th in 2011); Shabazz Muhammad (14th/rights traded to Minnesota in 2013)

People who have represented Jazz on stage at draft lottery • Kevin O'Connor (2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011); Randy Rigby (2013)

Number of NBA draft lotteries • This is No. 30

NBA draft date • June 26

If you're looking for more in-depth scenarios of how the draft could unfold for the draft, check out Jazz play-by-play man David Locke's piece. He's got the ultimate if this, then that analysis.






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