I am trying to create a fair system for a draft lottery in one of my leagues. Here is the situation - we have two new owners in a keeper league - one of which is taking over for a team that made the playoffs last year while the other owner who left was terrible.
Normally, the teams that did not make the playoffs (4) are slotted in the first four picks of the draft based on last year's record and other tie-breakers. The other six teams who made the playoffs were slotted based on how they finished the year along with other tie-breakers.
Now that we have two new owners, there are only 5 returning playoff teams and I want to have a lottery to determine the first five picks with the worst record having the most chances for the #1 pick.
Below is a link to an article about how the NBA lottery works:
http://www.hoopsvibe.com/nba/nba-draft/ ... 23146.html
1) Does anyone know how the breakdown is determined? I want to create a similar breakdown for five teams (but not 1000 total).
2) How should I handle the new guys since they don't have a record from last year?
Any help is much appreciated.
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