Though Memphis had the best odds of getting the first pick, their luck was as bad as it could get. With the league's poorest record, the team was assured of no worse than a fourth-place pick. So, in a sense, the worst-case scenario happened.
The Portland Trail Blazers will pick first in the draft, with the Seattle SuperSonics picking second, and the Atlanta Hawks third.
Check the Flyer's Griz blog, Beyond the Arc, throughout the evening for analysis and feedback from readers.