Julius Erving to represent Sixers at NBA draft lottery

Monday May 19th, 2014

Dr. J, 64, played for the Sixers from 1976-1987. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images) Dr. J, 64, played for the Sixers from 1976-1987. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

Hoping to add a stroke of luck to their 19.9 percent chance of winning the draft lottery this year, the Philadelphia 76ers will have Julius "Dr. J" Erving on hand for the annual draw on Tuesday evening in New York, the team announced on Monday.

Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil issued a statement regarding the presence of the Hall of Famer at the lottery:

“As we build for the future, we are thrilled to have a key part of our past with us to bring the team good luck during tomorrow night’s NBA Draft Lottery.”

At 25 percent, the Milwaukee Bucks currently have the best chance of winning the draft lottery. The team finished with the worst record in the NBA with a 15-67 record. The Sixers finished the year 19-63, second worst in the league. The Orlando Magic had the third worst record with a 23-59 record and have the third best chance at winning the lottery with a 15.6 percent chance.

Duke's Jabari Parker and Kansas Jayhawks big men Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid are widely projected to go in the top five picks in the draft this year.

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