Smitty731 wrote:floyd wrote:Smitty731 wrote:
That is correct. How it will work is 1-8 are locked into their spots. 9-14 will obviously be determined by who makes the playoffs. Once that is determined, for lottery odds, those terms revert back to their records at the time of the suspended season. If Memphis or Orlando or Brooklyn (or I guess Dallas in that extremely unlikely scenario) drop out, they slot into the lottery wherever their record as as of the pause would have landed them. So, 13 or 14 depending on who all gets in.
If Memphis were to jump up in the lotto then we get their pick next year - no protections right?
Not the lotto. Into the top-6. Then fully unprotected in 2021.
Right. But if they jump up in the lotto it has to be all the way to top 3 (or did that change to top 4) -- i.e., into the protected range.
So yes -- if a decent Memphis team gets very lucky and adds another high draft pick, we could wind up with their unprotected pick next season instead of a mid-round pick this year.