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DRAFT LOTTERY TODAY

It's the NBA Draft without a Shaq, a Patrick Ewing or a David Robinson. In fact, there seems to be no consensus No. 1 choice this year.

That's what makes today's NBA Draft Lottery so interesting. Winning it is going to put some general manager on the hot seat in one of the deepest, youngest and toughest drafts in league history.Thirteen teams will be involved in the lottery at the headquarters of NBA Entertainment. Only 11 will be eligible to get the No. 1 pick for the June 26 draft at the Continental Airlines Arena in nearby East Rutherford.

The lottery will be televised live by NBC-TV at halftime of the first game of the Eastern Conference final. The game will start at 1:30 p.m. MDT.