Though there will be some maneuvering between now and the NBA draft on June 20, especially outside of the top three picks, having the actual order gives us a chance to try to project how the lottery will play out.
There will be changes over the next month, but what this shows us is that the Lakers, in a lot of ways, will be the key to how the rest of the lottery plays out (assuming they keep their pick).
Accounting for team need, here’s an estimation of how the NBA draft would unfold if it happened today.
1. New Orleans — Zion...