Who will Hornets take at No. 11?

CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte Hornets, like many of us, didn't have much of a shot of winning the lottery.

In fact, the team will pick exactly where it was slated to in the NBA Draft after the draft lottery was drawn on Tuesday.

Charlotte finished with the 11th worst record in the NBA (36-46) , and will pick 11th in the NBA Draft on June 22.

The Hornets had less than a 1 percent chance to land the No. 1 or No. 2 pick, and a 1.2 percent chance to land pick No. 3 in the weighted lottery.

They had a 90.7 percent chance to stay at No. 11, which ultimately is where they ended up.

The Boston Celtics received the No. 1 pick.

Here's who the latest mock drafts say Charlotte may select.

SB Nation: Lauri Markkanen, PF, Azrizona

SB Nation says: Markkanen arrived at Arizona from Finland and immediately became one of the best shooting big men college basketball has ever seen. He knocked down 69 threes at a 42.3 percent clip by showing off a quick release and deep range. If you saw how Ryan Anderson helped unlock James Harden’s MVP potential, you know how valuable Markkanen’s skill set can be in the league.

Draft Express: Frank Ntilinkina, PG, International

Draft Express says: Ntilikina is one of the more steady guard prospects in this draft class as he defends multiple positions, can play on or off the ball, has a strong feel for the game and a mature professional approach, and has greatly improved as a shooter. Ntilikina may not be at the same level talent-wise as the top-tier American guards in the draft, but hes still a very intriguing long-term two-way prospect because of the aforementioned qualities.

ESPN/Sports Illustrated: Zach Collins, C, Gonzaga

ESPN says: Collins made the most of his minutes at Gonzaga. He's a versatile athlete, he can play on the perimeter and he finishes above the rim. He needs to add strength, but teams love his upside. 

USA Today Sports: Luke Kennard, SG, Duke

USA Today says: Other than All-Star point guard Kemba Walker and 31-year-old Marco Belinelli, the Hornets regressed big time on 3-pointers last season. Kennard would fit with team philosophy and need and should be able to play as a rookie, which coach Steve Clifford tends to value.

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