fourteenth May at 5:30 am Chicago, and it is possibly the most momentous event of its kind in recent years, thanks to a potentially league-changing talent at the head of the panel. Throughout the season, a handful of teams have subtly or not so subtly fought for the best odds for the top selection. Why? One word: Zion . (More on him below.)
Here's everything you need to know before the draw on Tuesday.
2019 NBA Draft Lottery
- DATE: Tuesday, May 14
- TIME: 8:30 am Eastern
- TV CHANNEL: ESPN
- ONLINE STREAMING : WatchESPN
- ODDS FOR NO. 1 PICK: Knicks, Cavaliers, Suns (14 percent); Bulls (12.5 percent); Hawks (10.5 percent); Magician (9 percent); Pelicans, Grizzlies, Mavericks (6 percent); Timberwolves (3 percent); Lakers (2 percent); Hornets, Heat, Kings * (1 per cent)
- * = # 1 would give the 76s
Notes : This is the first raffle since the Board of Governors of the NBA has offset the odds of winning lotteries teams.
The lottery technically only determines sowing for the Picks 1-4. The remaining teams, who have not secured a top 4 ranking, are ranked by the worst record of the regular season.
Depending on the placement, the picks for the Grizzlies and Mavericks could be transferred to the Celtics or Hawks. The choice of kings goes to the Celtics if she is not number one.
According to the League, the actual lottery process takes place in a separate room immediately before the broadcast.
The NBA Draft for 2019 will be published on June 20 in Brooklyn.
What's up with all the talk about Zion Williamson?
Duke's best freshman was the Consensus-oriented national player of the year, who had the biggest hype for an NBA draft since LeBron James in 2003. So, every team that wins the draw on Tuesday night has Reason to celebrate.
Behind Williamson are Ja Morant of Murray State, RJ Barrett of Duke, De & # 39; Andre Hunter of Virginia, Jarrett Culver of Texas Tech and Coby White of North Carolina.
Okay, what about the Wizards?
The Washington Wizards have a 9 percent chance of making the Draft's first choice, the first step in restoring the team's 32 -50 record. With the sixth highest quota, however, the Wizards have almost as good chances of making the first selection as the fourth (9.6 percent).
In franchise history, Washington had four No. 1 picks. In 2010, the Wizards selected for the last time the point guard John Wall from Kentucky.
Raul Fernandez, vice chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, will represent the Wizards on stage for the lottery, while he is temporarily president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard will be in the back lottery room.
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