TRACKER: Blazers eye possible two first-round picks in end-of-season tank
The Trail Blazers hope to attain their natural first round pick and the first-rounder from New Orleans (AP Images)

Updated April 6th

 

The Portland Trail Blazers are 27-52.  They most recently lost on the road 98-94 to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.  Portland blew an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter.

They have the sixth-worst record in the NBA.

The Trail Blazers have THREE games left in the regular season.  They next face the New Orleans Pelicans on the road on Thursday.

The Blazers possess their natural first-round pick in this year’s NBA Draft.  That pick position will be determined at the Draft Lottery to be held Tues., May 17th.

The Blazers could also possess another first-round pick via the New Orleans Pelicans.  This will transpire if the following takes place:

  • The Pelicans do not make the NBA play-in tournament (7-10 seeds)

                                                                  or

  • The Pelicans do not advance out of the play-in tournament (April 12th through April 15th)
  • Their draft pick falls outside the top-3 picks at the Draft Lottery

The Pelicans are currently 35-44, the ninth seed in the Western Conference.

The NBA Draft takes place on Thurs., June 23rd.

 

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