In case you've forgotten, the Clippers stand to receive Minnesota's first round draft pick this June, provided it isn't a top 10 pick.  Right now, Minnesota would have...you guessed it...the 10th pick in the draft. 

The standings from the bottom up:

Memphis

17

51

.250

--

Boston

20

48

.294

3

Milwaukee

25

42

.373

8 ½

Charlotte

26

43

.377

8 ½

Philadelphia

26

42

.382

9

Seattle

26

41

.388

9 ½

Atlanta

27

42

.391

9 ½

Portland

27

40

.403

10 ½

Sacramento

29

39

.426

12

Minnesota

29

38

.433

12 ½

New York

30

37

.448

13 ½

Indiana

30

37

.448

13 ½

Orlando

31

38

.449

13 ½

NOOCH

31

37

.456

14

New Jersey

31

37

.456

14

In order for the Clips to acquire the Minnesota pick, the T-Wolves are going to have to "drop" below one of the Eastern teams battling it out for the final two playoff spots, or NOOCH, who is still on the outskirts of the #8 slot in the West.  In other words, the Clips need MIN to win a couple of games down the stretch. 

As previously discussed, the Clips' most pressing need - an NBA-ready point guard - is in short supply in the 2007 draft.  Still, getting this season's T-Wolves pick is the preferred outcome, particularly since, if the Wolves fall out of the Bottom 10, the pick will be somewhere in the 11-14 neighborhood, which is the best the Clippers can hope for out of the pick.