A couple days ago I played Chad Ford's lottery on ESPN 149 times before the Pacers finally moved up.
NOTE; In the lottery the Pacers can only move up into one of the top three positions. If we don't do so we either pick where we finished in the league or we move back if a team in back of us moves up. The lottery was kind to me today. Our chance of getting the #1 pick from where we are now (11th) is .8%. I got it twice for 2%.
With our number 1 picks we took Rose both times. We also got him a 3rd time when we got the 2nd pick in the draft and Minnesota took Beasley. As for Minny taking Beasley, Ford's reasoning is Beasley and Jefferson would give Minny a devastating inside-out punch.
With our 5 number 3 picks we took Brook Lopez each time. Myself I would rather take a point guard at 3 and try to get his brother later.
With our 89 number 11 picks we took Augustin with 88 of them and Westbrook with the other. Westbrook was always available when we picked eleventh so it's likely we could have him instead of Augustin.
With our three number 12 picks we took Augustine twice and Love the other time.
Of course our picks are according to Chad Ford, but I thought it interesting.