by USA Today NBA

The NBA draft lottery is a bit complicated, so we explain how it works. Just know: it has a lot to do with ping pong balls. USA TODAY Sports

 

 

The annual NBA draft lottery takes place Tuesday, deciding the first 14 picks of the draft.

Here’s everything you need to know:

When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.

Where: New York.

How to watch: ESPN, ESPN.com, Watch ESPN app.

ODDS TO WIN NO. 1 PICK:

1. Boston (via Brooklyn) 25%
2. Phoenix 19.9%
3. *L.A. Lakers 15.6%
4. Philadelphia 11.9%
5. Orlando 8.8%
6. Minnesota 5.3%
7. New York 5.3%
8. *Sacramento 2.8%
9. Dallas 1.7%
10. *New Orleans 1.1%
11. Charlotte 0.8%
12. Detroit 0.7%
13. Denver 0.6%
14. Miami 0.5%

* = picks affected by trades.

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What’s at stake? The Lakers may have the most to lose Tuesday night.