As they did for the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery, the Detroit Pistons will be sending their previous year's top pick to the lottery in hopes to lucking their way into a better pick:
The Pistons finished the 2012 lockout shortened season with the NBA's ninth worst record, so that's where they are currently expected to pick. Last year, Monroe saw the Pistons fall back a spot to No. 8 overall after finishing with the seventh worst record in the league.
The 2012 NBA Draft lottery will be next Wednesday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.