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NBA Draft Lottery Results: Detroit Pistons slide two spots, will pick seventh in the NBA Draft

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In a year of unspeakable horrors, the Pistons bad lottery luck is like a warm blanket

Detroit Pistons v New York Knicks Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Detroit Pistons remain undefeated at having terrible luck in the NBA Draft Lottery and not even 2020 could change that. The Pistons entered the NBA Draft Lottery in the No. 5 slot but fell two spots and will draft seventh overall.

The NBA Draft Lottery was won by the Minnesota Timberwolves, who entered the night with the league’s third-worst record. The league’s worst team, the Golden State Warriors pick second and the Hornets leaped all the way from eight to No. 3 while the Bulls hopped from seven to four.

In a year with no sure things perhaps it doesn’t really matter if the Pistons pick first, third or seventh, but it’d be nice to actually get a little good luck. If that can’t happen in the lottery, it will have to happen with the eventual pick.

Considering the fan base is largely split after the two most likely picks — Anthony Edwards and LaMelo Ball, it’ll be a chance for the Pistons to grab a player many still feel might be among the best players in the draft.

For people banging the drum for players such as Killian Hayes, Kira Lewis Jr., Obi Toppin, Tyrese Haliburton, Patrick Williams or Aleksej Pokusevski, most or all will still be there at the seventh pick.

NBA Draft Lottery Results

  1. Minnesota
  2. Golden State
  3. Charlotte
  4. Chicago
  5. Cleveland
  6. Atlanta
  7. Detroit
  8. New York
  9. Washington
  10. Phoenix
  11. San Antonio
  12. Sacramento
  13. New Orleans
  14. Boston (Memphis)