What can lottery win do for Pistons? History reveals mixed results
Winning the NBA Draft Lottery has had a profound effect on some franchises. A Pistons team that went 20-52, missing the playoffs for the 10th time in 12 years, suddenly will be relevant. 1 pick and some that failed to parlay it to success since the NBA Draft Lottery was implemented in 1985:Teams transformed with No. New Jersey Nets: Kenyon Martin, 2000The Nets took a step back during Martin’s rookie season. More: Cade Cunningham has plenty of promise, but Pistons will be diligentMore: Draft analysts unanimously project Cunningham to Pistonsmlive.com
Caris LeVert's 34 lead Nets past Wizards, 118-110
The Nets moved seven games ahead of ninth-place Washington in the Eastern Conference standings, and now the Wizards hopes of forcing a play-in series are fading. Thomas Bryant had a career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds, and Troy Brown Jr. added 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Wizards. The Nets are without DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie and Taurean Prince because of positive coronavirus tests before the restart. His 170 jams last season tied Kenyon Martin (2002-03) for the most in a season since the stat first was kept during the 1997-98 season. He is in his first season with the Nets after signing a two-way contract with the team in January.