By Sam Bush
Tonight’s the night!
The 2016 NBA draft lottery could shape the future for many of the teams left out of the postseason — especially the Sixers.
The annual event to determine the top three selections in the draft leaves plenty of franchises on edge as the ping pong balls fly. Here’s everything you need to know for this year’s lottery:
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Outstanding trades in lottery
— The Sixers receive the Los Angeles Lakers’ pick if the selection falls outside of top three.
— The Boston Celtics receive the Brooklyn Nets’ first-round pick (no protection).
— The Denver Nuggets can switch picks with the New York Knicks should the Knicks end up with a higher selection. The Toronto Raptors will receive the less favorable of the two picks.
— The Chicago Bulls receive the Sacramento Kings’ pick if it falls outside the top 10. If the Kings finish ahead of the 76ers in the lottery, Philadelphia can switch picks with Sacramento.
— The Phoenix Suns receive the Washington Wizards’ pick if it falls outside of the top nine.