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Clippers figure to keep draft pick

Updated: May 19, 2010, 12:18 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers officially earned the No. 8 spot in the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night.

They're also a lot more likely to keep the pick than they were about a month ago, before the NBA released its latest -- slightly higher -- projection on where the NBA salary cap will be set next season.

Team president Andy Roeser said the team might have had to trade its No. 1 draft selection this year had the salary cap dropped to between $50.4 million and $53.6 million, ...

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