Lottery impact of tankapalooza

Updated: April 20, 2012, 12:56 PM ET
By Chad Ford

While most NBA prognosticators are watching a heated playoff race, we've been paying close attention to another race -- a race to the top of the lottery.

As it stands, the Charlotte Bobcats are a lock to have the best shot (25 percent) at winning the lottery. With just a week left to go in the regular season and with a pitiful 7-46 record, no one is even close to catching them.

The Washington Wizards also look like a sure thing to pick up the second-best chance of winning (19.9 percent).

After the Bobcats and Wizards, it all gets a bit murky.