TRACKER: Trail Blazers eye NBA Draft Lottery with possible 2 first-round picks
The Trail Blazers are nearing the end of the regular season near the bottom of the standings (AP Images)

Updated April 4th

 

The Portland Trail Blazers are 27-51.  They most recently lost on the road 113-92 to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.

They have the sixth-worst record in the NBA.

The Trail Blazers have FOUR games left in the regular season.  They next face the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road on Tuesday.

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 34-44, the ninth seed in the Western Conference.

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

 

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