NBA 2012 Draft: Golden State Warriors Have 3.6 Percent Shot At No. 1 Pick

According to a breakdown done by the staff at Sporting News, the Golden State Warriors have a 3.6 percent chance at obtaining the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA draft. The Warriors are most likely to have the No. 7 overall pick, however there are some special circumstances involved.

As a result of conditions of a previous trade with Utah Jazz, if a team ranked below the Warriors wins a top three lottery pick, then the Warriors would be knocked out of the top seven and would be required to give their pick to the Jazz. There is a 28 percent chance of a team ranked below the Warriors obtaining a top three pick.

The NBA draft lottery takes place next Wednesday in New York and will be televised on ESPN at 5 p.m. PT before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. The Warriors also hold the last pick in the first round at No. 30 overall.

For more in depth discussion and analysis of the Golden State Warriors, make sure that you check out Golden State of Mind as well as SB Nation Bay Area. For more on the NBA Draft in general, make your way over to SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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