The fourth franchise in franchise history has been won. Orlando MagicHave won the NBA Draft lottery and will pick number 1. 1. in the June draft.
Orlando had an 14% chance of getting the top pick. Houston RocketsAnd the Detroit Pistons.
The Magic has the chance to pick No. 1 for the first time since 2004. They have been ranked 1 overall since 2004 when they chose Dwight Howard. In 1992, Shaquille O’Neal and 1993, Orlando won the lottery back-to-back.
The Oklahoma City ThunderThe No. 2, the franchise's second top-four pick since 2009. James Harden. Thunder have also a No. 2 lottery pick. The trade that sent 12 resulted in the Thunder having a second lottery pick at No. Paul GeorgeTo the LA Clippers.
Drafting at No. Rockets have the No. 3 pick. The Rockets had the No. 2 draft pick last year. This is the first consecutive year that the Rockets have drafted in the top 4 in consecutive years, since 1983-84.
The Kings had a 7.5% chance at jumping into the top 4 and were therefore the only team to do so. They eliminated the Detroit Pistons, who will now be selected fifth.
The Indiana PacersWill pick at No. 6 – This is the first time since 1989 that they have had a pick in the top 9.
Because Los Angeles LakersPick fell in the Top 10 at No. 8 This pick goes to New Orleans PelicansA part of the Anthony DavisTrade from the summer 2019
The 99.6% chance that the pick would confer to the Pelicans was 99.6%. If it didn't, it would have gone directly to the Memphis GrizzliesAs a part the trade that sent Jonas ValanciunasTo New Orleans and Steven AdamsAnd Eric BledsoeMemphis
Memphis instead receives the 2022 second-round Cleveland pick via The Pelicans and New Orleans' 2025 Second-round Pick.