The Philadelphia 76ers are in a bit of a slump right now. You see, the team has become rather protective of star center Joel Embiid. And so, as quickly as the burst of wins arrived, it has faded away. You see, Joel Embiid has played just once in the past ten games. In that span, the team is just three wins and seven losses. But there is an equal and opposite reaction in the 76ers draft status.
It seems that the 76ers may be justifying restricting Joel Embiid for that dark and nefarious objective – optimizing the team’s 2017 NBA Draft picks. We’d pointed out that the Philadelphia 76ers recent success streak would not damage the team’s 2017 NBA Draft. The team has the rights to swap with the Sacramento Kings and the chance at a Los Angeles Laker’s first round pick. In the end, the 2017 draft is loaded with talent so that two picks from the top ten seem awfully… lucrative.
And so, the Los Angeles Lakers remain at the 28th ranked spot in the NBA, and the Sacramento Kings are tied for the the 24th spot, the Philadelphia 76ers have the following chances for picking in the upcoming 2017 NBA Draft (keep in mind that as soon as games are played, odds go up or down conversely to success of team) (Also note the change in probability from just a week ago):
If the season were to end today, the 76ers would be picking in the Keep in mind that the Lakers pick is totally separate from pick one. The 76ers WILL PICK in round one. The odds in pick two is simply the chances of picking a second time in the round. Conceivably, the 76ers can use the Lakers pick before selecting with their own pick.