MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - Once again, the team with the N-B-A's worst record will not get the top pick in the June 26th draft. But the Milwaukee Bucks did nail down the Number-two selection during Tuesday night's lottery - and new owners Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens were very happy with that. Edens' 18-year-old daughter Mallory appeared on stage during the T-V broadcast. Her father said the Bucks would have had great options, even if they were given their lowest possible spot at Number-four. But the two-slot should give them something even better. Kansas center Joel Embiid and guard Andrew Wiggins are among the possibilities along with forwards Julius Randle of Kentucky, Jabari Parker from Duke, and Australian point guard Dante Exum. Edens also criticized the notion - expressed most recently by an N-B-A general manager - that the top picks will want to avoid Milwaukee. The new owner says the city is a great place to live and play, and they'll all want to work out there. Bucks' G-M John Hammond will make the selections. He was given at least a short-term vote of confidence by the new owners, with two years left on his contract. Hammond said he feels better about getting the Number-two instead of the worst-case scenario at four. He expressed disappointment that Cleveland shot up from the ninth spot to win the Number-One pick. The Cavs had a 1.7-percent chance of winning it. The Bucks had a 25-percent shot.
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