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02-18-2013, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by RDriesenUD View Post
Are you sure that is the way it is? I haven't read that anywhere and I asked McKenzie on twitter and he never answered me.
Yes. The "odds" are the same as any other year. However, any team who won the lottery in previous years could only leap frog a maximum of 4 teams. So, the only teams in previous years who had a chance at #1 overall pick were the teams who finished bottom 5 in the league.

This year, all teams who fail to make the playoffs have a chance to jump to the #1 pick. Although highly unlikely, the team who finishes 17th in the league and doesn't make the playoffs has a 0.50% chance of winning lottery and jumping all the way up to #1 overall, then everyone else moves down 1 spot.

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