It’s time for the ping pong balls to fall in the lap of the worst teams in the NBA, except for the Boston Celtics, who hold a swap with the Brooklyn Nets for their 2017 first round pick. That means they have the highest odds of getting that No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.
There are so many possibilities going down and experts are pegging this to be one of the deepest classes coming out of college with players like Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson and Jason Tatum all available in the Top 5.
The Los Angeles Lakers have the most to lose on this night, with the Philadelphia 76ers having the most to gain if the Lake Show land outside of the Top 3 (their pick goes to Philly). The New Orleans Pelicans can also possibly keep their pick from the DeMarcus Cousins deal if it lands in the Top 3 and swindle the Sacramento Kings with a little luck.
We will have the draft results for you as they happen.
NBA DRAFT LOTTERY RESULTS
01. Boston Celtics
02. Los Angeles Lakers
03. Philadelphia 76ers
04. Phoenix Suns
05. Sacramento Kings
06. Orlando Magic
07. Minnesota Timberwolves
08. New York Knicks
09. Dallas Mavericks
10. Sacramento Kings
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Detroit Pistons
13. Denver Nuggets
14. Miami Heat
Lonzo Ball and family react to Lakers getting No. 2 pick
— D'Arcy Maine (@darcymaine_espn) May 17, 2017
Joel Embiid‘s reaction to landing in the Top 3 of the upcoming NBA Draft was classic.
The 2017 NBA draft will go down on June 22, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and will air live on ESPN. Coverage will start at 7:00pm EST.