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A Wild 2019 NBA Draft Lottery is Set: Here are the Top 14 Picks


The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery was held in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, May 13. All eyes were on what team would land the No. 1 overall pick which would give them the inside track to land Duke star Zion Williamson later this summer. The New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Phoenix Suns entered the night with the best odds to land the No. 1 pick at 14 percent.

It marked the first year that the league gave three teams equal odds for the top pick in order to avoid tanking throughout the season.

This year’s draft lottery will officially take place at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Of course, there are always some last-minute rumors ahead of big league events, and some whispers indicated the Knicks may have their sights on packaging the No. 1 pick in a trade to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for perennial All-Star big man Anthony Davis.

So, when it was all said and done, who ended up with the No. 1 pick? Where did your favorite team land in the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery?

A full look at this year’s lottery results can be seen below.

2019 NBA Draft Lottery Results

1. New Orleans Pelicans
2. Memphis Grizzlies
3. New York Knicks
4. Los Angeles Lakers
5. Cleveland Cavaliers
6. Phoenix Suns
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Atlanta Hawks
9. Washington Wizards
10. Atlanta Hawks via Dallas Mavericks
11. Minnesota Timberwolves
12. Charlotte Hornets
13. Miami Heat
14. Boston Celtics via Sancramento Kings

The Draft selections for the remainder of the first round (No. 15-30) and the entire second round (No. 30-60), are determined by reverse order of regular season record. Each NBA team gets one selection in the first round and one selection in the second round.

The 2019 NBA Draft takes place Thursday, June 20 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The draft will be broadcast live on ESPN.

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