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Durant to represent Sonics at NBA Draft Lottery

By Darnell Mayberry Published: May 5, 2008
They had an 8.8 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick, a 9.65 percent chance of getting the No. 2 pick and a 10.67 percent chance of receiving the third selection.

The Sonics ended up with the No. 2 overall selection and chose Durant, one of last year’s two prized selections along with former Ohio State center Greg Oden, who Portland chose with the first selection.

Durant averaged 20.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 80 games this season. He became the third teenager to average 20 points or more, joining Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James.

Durant will be the third consecutive Rookie of the Year to represent his team at the Draft Lottery. New Orleans point guard Chris Paul represented the Hornets in 2006 and Portland’s Brandon Roy represented the Trail Blazers in 2007.


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