Kings Hoping to Get Lucky

by May 18, 2009

Ah, the joys of the Draft Lottery: “There will be 14 numbered ping-pong balls in a drum with 1,001 combinations of how four balls can be drawn. A computer assigns combinations to each team, with the Kings having 250 combinations. The Phoenix Suns have the best record among non-playoff teams and will have five combinations. Four balls will be drawn to the top to determine a four-digit combination, and the team with that combination will receive the first pick. The four balls will be placed back in the drum, and the same process will determine the second and third picks…’I think you just deal with it,’ Kings director of player personnel Jerry Reynolds said. ‘It is the luck of the draw. You realize what your percentages are, and you say we’ve got a 25 percent chance of getting No. 1. If things go bad, you get No. 4. I don’t have a problem with that.'”