I was most of the way through an episode of “The Office” when the Nuggets finally beat the odds. Around the time Dwight blasted “Everybody Hurts” from his Trans Am, Tankathon spit out a scenario where the Nuggets picked second. It took 208 simulations for them to move up. As all that mouse mashing illustrates, Denver’s chances of leaping into Luka Doncic range at the NBA Draft Lottery on May 15 are about the same as Dwight trading his Trans Am in for a Prius.

The Nuggets have a 1.8 percent chance of jumping from 14th to get a top-three pick and a 0.5 percent chance of getting the No. 1 overall selection. Those crummy odds are a product of winning 46 games and not making the playoffs.

Let’s assume that when the ping pong balls are finished bouncing around next week, the Nuggets end up with the 14th selection. What are their options? They’ve already got more traditional power forwards than they know what to do with and a potential gaping hole at small forward to address. Here are three scenarios to consider.

1. The Nuggets trade up to nab one of the Bridges

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Christian Clark
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Christian Clark is an Arlington, Texas, native who covers the Denver Nuggets for BSN Denver. Education: I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in December 2014 with an emphasis in print and digital news. Career: My work has been featured in the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, The Oklahoman and Columbia Missourian, and online at TexasFootball.com and Denverite.com. I came aboard at BSN Denver in November. Most memorable sports moment: Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. One sports movie I can’t live without: Tin Cup, do not @ me Most memorable experience as a reporter: Covering the Missouri football team’s boycott in 2015. It led to University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe’s resignation and had so many other ripple effects. The sport that started it all: Basketball. My sports-watching memories kick in with those early-2000s Dallas Mavericks teams. They had bad hair and scored a lot of points. Shout-out to Nellie Ball.