Even for fans of the 0-8 Detroit Pistons, it's probably too early to start to thinking about next year's draft lottery. But for the sake of those draft-crazy Hoops Rumors readers who are already eyeing June 2013, we're bringing back a feature we introduced last season: Our tentative NBA draft order.
The list is based on this year's "reverse standings" and will be updated every morning for the rest of the season. Draft pick trades have been included via footnotes, and teams who are tied in the standings are marked with asterisks. A lottery team's odds to land the first overall pick are also included in the chart.
Besides the obvious fluctuations that are still to come in the standings, May's draft lottery also figures to shake things up a little at the top of the draft, but our tentative draft order represents how things will look next June 27th if everything holds to form. You can check out the up-to-date list anytime using the link under Hoops Rumors Features on the right sidebar.