Draft lottery preview: Follow the bouncing balls

Originally Published: May 20, 2008
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

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The 2008 NBA draft lottery (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET) brings us to one of the more interesting and debated aspects of the NBA Draft. Fourteen teams vie for the No. 1 pick in the draft based on the NBA's complicated lottery process.

The lottery originally was developed to help the NBA's worst teams rebuild by having the highest pick in the draft. But often the results haven't had exactly that effect.

Since 1990, only four teams with the worst ...

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