Hornets win NBA draft lottery over Jordan’s Bobcats

THE Charlotte Bobcats absorbed another setback in a season full of them, losing in the NBA lottery for the right to pick first in the rookie draft.

The team with the worst record hasn’t won since Orlando drafted Dwight Howard in 2004.

Instead, the New Orleans Hornets won the Wednesday’s lottery and the No. 1 pick overall, which they almost certainly will use to pick Kentucky star Anthony Davis.

The Bobcats, after going 7-59 for the worst winning percentage in NBA history, fell to the No. 2 pick. Washington will pick third and Cleveland fell one spot to fourth.

The Hornets moved up from the fourth spot, where they had a 13.7 percent chance, to earn the pick.

Charlotte, owned by basketball legend Michael Jordan, had a 25 percent chance of grabbing the No. 1 pick, but instead will have to take the best player after Davis, possibly his teammate, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Noli Cruz


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