Are twins good luck?
President of basketball operations Lon Babby will step aside this year and the Phoenix Suns will send Markieff and Marcus Morris to the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery in New York. The May 20 lottery will air on ESPN at 5 p.m. MST, and the Suns will find out if their three first round picks will turn into four.
There is a 1.82 percent chance Phoenix will earn a top-three draft choice, and such a move would most importantly leapfrog the Suns past the Minnesota Timberwolves, who owe the Suns a first round pick that is top-13 protected. Such luck would slide Minnesota from their current position at 13 to 14, where the Suns currently pick.
The significance of the 13th and 14th picks perhaps tie into the decision-making of who would represent the franchise at the lottery. The Morris twins went consecutively as the 13th and 14th selections in the 2011 draft.
Phoenix has only moved up in the draft via the lottery twice; the Suns went from seventh place to sixth in 1986 and then from fifth to second in the 1987 draft.