Now we can really start talking about the draft.
The Toronto Raptors failed to finish in the top three of the lottery, meaning the Thunder gain the rights to the 12th pick in the draft.
The pick, acquired in the James Harden trade, was top three protected, meaning the Raptors could keep it if they finished between one and three. But with their name being drawn at No. 12, the pick goes to the Thunder. There was a 93.5 percent chance of the Raptors being drawn 12th in the lottery because they finished tied for the 11th-worst record in the league, and then lost a coin toss with Philadelphia.
The last 10 No. 12 overall picks: Jeremy Lamb, Alec Burks, Xavier Henry, Gerald Henderson, Jason Thompson, Thaddeus Young, Hilton Armstrong, Yaroslav Korolev, Robert Swift and Nick Freaking Collison.
The draft is June 27 in Brooklyn.