Watch 2018 NBA Draft Lottery Online

Dean Simpson
May 15, 2018

The team with the highest lottery odds is guaranteed at top four pick and the team with the lowest odds will end up with the 14th pick unless it gets one of the top three picks.

Now for the exciting reveal of who will be representing the Sixers at the NBA Draft Lottery. Los Angeles acquired Detroit's pick in the Blake Griffin trade, with that pick being top-three protected.

Due to a trade with the Boston Celtics past year to move up two spots in the draft in order to land Markelle Fultz at No. 1, Philadelphia could miss out on the Los Angeles pick if it happens to fall between 2-5.

Phoenix has the best odds of landing the No. 1 pick (25 percent) after posting a league-worst 21-61 record last season. But even he would readily acknowledge how important the lottery is to the Magic, a franchise in need of a jump-start.

Thanks to a couple of pointless late-season wins (and some early-season success before Kristaps Porzingis tore his ACL), the Knicks only have a 6.1 percent chance of moving into the top three.

The most anticipated 30 minutes of sports television on Tuesday evening won't come during a potential World Series preview between the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals or during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals featuring the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Teams that missed the playoffs will learn their standing in the draft order Tuesday night, as team representatives will gather in Chicago for the annual NBA Draft Lottery.

The Los Angeles Clippers own both their own and the Detroit Pistons' 2018 first-round pick.

There also are several trades at play. He's brought 'em luck before getting the #1 pick.

The Knicks' chances are slim to land the No. 1 overall pick at only 1.7 percent.

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