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May 09, 2017

Joel Embiid will represent Sixers at upcoming NBA Draft Lottery

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As it turns out, "The Process" will be in the building when the Sixers learn where they'll be picking in the June's NBA Draft. That's because center Joel Embiid will represent Philly at next week's NBA Draft Lottery, the team announced Tuesday.

Last year, head coach Brett Brown was on hand as the Sixers won the first overall pick in the 2016 Draft. It was also the only year during this current rebuild that saw the team earn the top pick. And while the odds of that happening this time around aren't nearly as high, the drama could be even greater than it was last year. 

Currently, the Sixers have a 44.3 percent chance of getting a top-three pick and an 14.7 percent chance of getting the top pick.

In addition to their own pick, the Sixers could also land the Lakers' pick (top-three protected), meaning there's a slim chance they wind up with the first and fourth picks. And should the Kings end up ahead of them, they have the right to swap picks.

You can read more about the different lottery scenarios, here.

No word yet on if the seven-footer will bring a feline friend on stage with him on Tuesday night, but should the Sixers pull off the improbable, you can bet there will be plenty of cats raised throughout the Delaware Valley.

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