2013 NBA Draft Lottery: Kings' pick decided at 5:30 p.m. Pacific

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

The Kings' first-round pick will be determined by some ping pong balls Tuesday evening.

The 2013 NBA Draft Lottery is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Pacific on Tuesday on ESPN. We will all gather around televisions and/or transistor radios to find out what 14 ping pong balls have determined about the fate of 14 teams. The spot at which the Sacramento Kings will pick in the first round will be decided just before 6 p.m. Pacific. Following the lottery, ESPN will show Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.

The Kings are most likely to pick No. 6 or No. 7, but have a substantial shot at moving into the top three. If the Kings don't move into the top three and no one with a better 2012-13 record than them also does not move into the top three, Sacramento will pick No. 6. If the Kings don't move up and one team with a better record than the Kings does move up, Sacramento will pick No. 7.

We'll have an open thread at 5:30 and a reaction post shortly after the event.

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