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2011 NBA Draft Lottery Odds: Where The Detroit Pistons Stand

For the second year in a row, the Detroit Pistons missed the NBA playoffs. Instead of spending the next couple months competing for a title, they will be stuck waiting around for the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery, which is set to take place on May 17.

The Pistons finished with the NBA's seventh-worst record during the 2010-11 season. This means the odds of them landing the No. 1 overall pick in the lottery are only 4.3 percent. Their chances of landing one of the top three picks are 15.0 percent. Via SBNation.com, here is a full breakdown of the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery odds (note: only the top three picks are decided by the lottery; the others are based on record):

Team No. 1 Pick Top 3 Pick
Timberwolves 25.0% 64.3%
Cavaliers 19.9% 55.8%
Raptors 15.6% 46.9%
Wizards 11.9% 37.8%
Jazz (from Nets) 7.6% 25.4%
Kings 7.5% 25.3%
Pistons 4.3% 15.0%
Cavaliers (from Clippers) 2.8% 10.0%
Bobcats 1.7% 6.1%
Bucks 1.1% 4.0%
Warriors 0.8% 2.9%
Jazz 0.7% 2.5%
Suns 0.6% 2.2%
Rockets 0.5% 1.8%

The Pistons also finished with the seventh-worst record in the 2009-10 season and ended up picking seventh in the 2010 NBA Draft.