I was listening to the Rick Carlisle show and Mark Boyle said something that caught my attention (yes Mark people do actually listen to the show). Mark said thet the pick is top 10 protected (we all know that) but he said it is determined by record, not the lottery. So in theory if we finish with the 11th worst record in the NBA - we lose the pick no matter what, even if we win the lottery - the Hawks get the pick.
I thought the lottery detemined whether we lose the pick or not? Am I wrong.
While I'm thinking about it: Rick said that JO has only practiced once since early January. No wonder the team looks disjointed when JO is in the lineup.