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Spoiler Alert: Indiana Pacers remain at 11th after NBA Draft Lottery

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The Pacers are set to pick 11th in the 2015 NBA Draft.

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With only a 0.8% chance of winning the NBA Draft Lottery, it was expected the Indiana Pacers would stay put at 11th. And as chalk prevailed through nearly the entire Lottery process, that's just where the Pacers were kept locked in for the June 25th NBA Draft, matching with Larry Bird's general pessimism towards being able to bring one of the top prospects to Indiana.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It&#39;s official. The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pacers?src=hash">#Pacers</a> will have the 11th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBADraftLottery?src=hash">#NBADraftLottery</a> <a href="http://t.co/7NuhIcgrqj">pic.twitter.com/7NuhIcgrqj</a></p>&mdash; Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pacers/status/600825175786004480">May 20, 2015</a></blockquote>

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While the Pacers were a popular "fair and just" pick of the night, "fair and just" isn't a criteria for the ping pong balls, so Indiana will continue with their workout plans as they work towards Draft Night. Plenty of options will remain for Indiana in getting a quality player who can help Indiana get back into the postseason as soon as next year. Of course, there's plenty of lore to go with the 11th pick and the Indiana Pacers, dating back to 1987.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Who has been picked 11th in the <a href="https://twitter.com/NBADraft">@NBADraft</a>? <a href="https://twitter.com/ReggieMillerTNT">@ReggieMillerTNT</a>&#10;&#10;See every 11th pick since 1980: <a href="http://t.co/xQYf85GhKN">http://t.co/xQYf85GhKN</a> <a href="http://t.co/3aztVhTaUd">pic.twitter.com/3aztVhTaUd</a></p>&mdash; Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pacers/status/600834680317976577">May 20, 2015</a></blockquote>

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But while finding a Reggie Miller level player is the dream scenario with prospects like Jerian Grant performing well in workouts, the last time Indiana actually drafted 11th didn't end up quite as glamorous; a draft night trade of Jerryd Bayless in 2008 turning into three rocky seasons of Brandon Rush. The only real guarantee for the 11th pick is that someone good enough to help Indiana will be available, it'll simply be up to the Pacers to make sure they find him. On Chad Ford's Lottery Mock Draft, that is currently Myles Turner out of Texas.

The rest of the Lottery played out largely according to the odds, with the New York Knicks dropping to 4th, making way for the Los Angeles Lakers (2nd) and Philadelphia 76ers (3rd). The Minnesota Timberwolves, holders of the best odds, came away with the top pick, marking the first time in franchise history the team will pick first, but after the draft, could hold the last three #1 overall picks, having acquired Anthony Bennett andAndrew Wiggins from Cleveland last summer. The NBA Draft order can be found here.