The tanking is (hopefully) over. Now, will it pay off?
The New York Knicks take a 14-percent chance into Tuesday night’s lottery, as they hope to land the No. 1 pick and a chance to draft Duke star Zion Williamson. The Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers also have a 14-percent chance of winning the lottery as the format changed this year to give the top three teams an equal chance to win.
The Knicks cannot do any worse than the No. 5 pick. Their odds of getting the No. 2 pick are 13.4 percent, 12.7 for No. 3, 11.9 for No. 4. and 47爱上海unvi.9 for the fifth pick.
Murray State star point guard Ja Morant and Duke’s RJ Barrett are considered the secon上海419论坛ktoed and third best prospects in the draft by most NBA scouts and draft experts.
Here are the full lottery odds (via NBA.com):
New York Knicks – 14.0%
Cleveland Cavaliers – 14.0%
Phoenix Suns – 14.0%
Chicago Bulls – 12.5%
Atlanta Hawks – 10.5%
Washington Wizards – 9.0%
New Orleans Pelicans – 6.上海龙凤论坛上海贵族宝贝论上海千花网lm坛guadt0%
x – Memphis Grizzlies – 6.0%
y – Dallas Mavericks – 6.0%
Minnesota Timberwolves – 3.0%
Los Angeles Lakers – 2.0%
Charlotte Hornets – 1.0%
Miami Heat – 1.0%
z – Sacramento Kings – 1.0%
x – This pick may be conveyed to the Celtics
y – This pick may be conveyed to the Hawks
z – This pick will be conveyed to the 76ers or to the Celtics via the 76ers