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09-20-2012, 12:00 PM
Marvelous Manked
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Originally Posted by Inkling View Post
They would probably do the same thing as 2005:

We'd have some chance at 1st overall. Edmonton would get the maximum number of 'balls' but so would a number of other teams probably, so it would be pretty incredible (and a longshot) for them to get 1st pick again.
Nope, Edmonton would be tied for the least amount of balls. Each first overall pick a team has had takes away a ball.

Can we please sticky this, this question is getting asked a lot.

Everyone starts with three balls, and each time a team has made the playoffs in the last 3 years or got the 1st overall pick, one ball is taken away. Every team gets at least one ball.

Essentially, the only way a team could get more than one ball is if in the last three years, they haven't had a 1st overall pick more than once, and have missed the playoffs in AT LEAST 2 of the last 3 years.

Of course this isn't the confirmed method, but it is by far the most likely scenario because it's actually pretty fair.

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