The NBA draft lottery was won by the club that reached the playoffs

The NBA draft lottery was won by the club that reached the playoffs
The NBA draft lottery was won by the club that reached the playoffs

In the National Basketball Association (NBA), the draft lottery took place, in which the order of the highest drafts is laid out.

The right to choose first went to the Atlanta Hawks (36/46). The Hawks finished tenth in the Eastern Conference this season and reached the playoffs, where they fell to the Chicago Bulls 116-131.

The Hawks were only the tenth-worst team in the league this season, so they had just a three percent chance of getting the top pick. This is only the fifth time in NBA history that an underdog has won. The record is still held at just 1.5 percent by the Orlando Magic, who capitalized on their success by drafting Chris Webber in 1993.

This time, the second draft went to the Washington Wizards, the third to the Houston Rockets, the fourth to the San Antonio Spurs, and the fifth to the worst team of the season, the Detroit Pistons.

The first fourteen draft picks are placed in the lottery, the rest are decided according to the results of the teams.

Order of stock market calls:

1. Atlanta Hawks

2. Washington Wizards

3. Houston Rockets (trade from Brooklyn Nets)

4. San Antonio Spurs

5. Detroit Pistons

6. Charlotte Hornets

7. Portland Trail Blazers

8. San Antonio Spurs (trade from Toronto Raptors)

9. Memphis Grizzlies

10. Utah Jazz

11. Chicago Bulls

12. Oklahoma Thunder (trade from Rockets)

13. Sacramento Kings

14. Portland Trail Blazers (in trade from San Francisco Golden State Warriors

This marked the sixth consecutive season in the NBA in which the worst-performing team did not receive the first pick.

The first draft and a contract with the Atlanta club is promised to the Frenchman Alexandre Sarr. Lithuanian talent Matas Buzelis can expect a pick in the top five.

“Long break”: Lietkabel’s line-up puzzle – discussions about Bičkauskis and Orelikos, necessary players to keep, departures, changes in the front line and suitable candidates to add to the team

The article is in Lithuanian

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