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Phoenix Suns Looking For Lucky Charm For NBA Draft Lottery

The NBA Draft Lottery is happening on Wednesday and the Phoenix Suns, thanks to their not making the playoffs this past season, will be participants in it. They will send former Suns player and current Vice President of Player Programs Mark West. They are also soliciting a little help from their fans. Currently with a 96 percent chance of having the 13th pick in the draft, they are hoping for a little fortune. They would love to land within the top three picks, for whcih they stand a paltry 2.2 percent chance.

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As such, the team wants to know what lucky charms that the fans have.

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They are going to need it. Not only do they mathematically have little chance of winning it, they happen to be sending one of the team's most unlucky players. As great as he has been as a team executive, as a player, he was not the recipient of good fortune. It seemed that the moment he stepped on the court he was called for at least one foul.

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I suppose that sending West doesn't hurt their chances. After all, the likely result is the 13th pick.

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But what if some fan's trinket, dirty sock, rabbit's foot or jersey turns out to be the one thing to turn the tide of fortune for the Suns? There is a history of misfortune -- the Lew Alcindor coin flip, the John Paxson three-pointer, the untimely injuries in the playoffs, the Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw suspensions and more.

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That charm would immediately become part of Arizona sports history.

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With the odds so stacked against the Suns this time, it certainly couldn't hurt to add some fun and possible luck to the process.

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