Milwaukee Bucks’ Last 5 Trips To NBA Draft Lottery

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Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; A general view of the stage before the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight represents one of the weirdest and most intriguing nights of the NBA calendar, and for a change the Milwaukee Bucks will have the opportunity to put their feet up and watch the chaos from afar. I am of course talking about the NBA Draft Lottery.

The Bucks have found themselves in need of sending a representative to the lottery in five of the last seven years, as the draft order for teams who have missed the Playoffs gets determined by the bounce of ping-pong balls.

The future of a franchise, the fate of players, coaches and executives’ careers, can all come down to the bounce of a ping-pong ball.

It’s how the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up Andrew Wiggins (later traded for Kevin Love) last season. It’s how the San Antonio Spurs got the chance to team Tim Duncan alongside David Robinson and build a dynasty.

How have the ping-pong balls treated the Bucks over the years though?

Let’s take a look and find out.

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