One of the NBA's most snakebitten franchises won't luck into Luka. The Denver Nuggets own the No. 14 selection at next month's NBA draft, which was the expected result for the team that entered the draft lottery with a 1.8 percent chance at a top-three pick and a 0.5 percent chance at the first overall pick.
Tuesday marked the 16th time in 33 years since the lottery's inception in 1985 that the Nuggets failed to move up. They've dropped down eight times and retained their position eight times — landing far more threes, fours and fives than they have face cards over the years.