Thunder in a Ping Pong Class of Its Own

By this time last season, we knew a few things: Seattle and Miami were completely awful, and Boston had been darn good. At the extremes, the six-week mark is as good a time as any to take stock. So who's on track to keep the fingers crossed one night in May? Here's a look at the current status of the NBA's Ping Pong Derby.

Each ping pong ball represents a 1% chance of the team winning the top overall pick in the June draft as of today. Oklahoma City -- challenging for the worst record in NBA history -- has a clear advantage in the Derby after 26 games. But Washington and Minnesota have been just awful enough to remain within spitting distance of the true bottom.

The Kings (lost 10 of last 11) and the Clips (two straight wins) are headed in opposite directions. The teams tied for sixth with seven wins apiece -- Indiana, Charlotte, Golden State -- could go either way.

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