The NBA draft lottery will be going on while the playoffs are still in full swing. The postseason-eligible teams will finally learn where they will be selected in this year's draft.
On May 16, the NBA draft lottery will take place. It will take place at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago and start at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. It will be broadcast on ESPN for those interested in watching.
The lottery is anticipated to draw significant interest this year. In what is anticipated to be a loaded class, all of the competing teams will be hoping that the ping pong balls fall their way.
Victor Wembanyama, an international prospect, is the player everyone has selected first overall in the draft.
The French big man announced he would be taking his abilities to the NBA after illuminating social media all year with his jaw-dropping highlights. The lottery has gained popularity because of all the buzz surrounding him.
At the NBA draft lottery, 14 franchises will be represented. They are hoping that deputy commissioner Mark Tatum will call their name when it is appropriate. The teams with the worst records are better off in terms of odds.
The New Orleans Pelicans have the worst odds going into the lottery. They narrowly missed the postseason this year, and their chances of getting the first pick are less than 1%.
The Dallas Mavericks are this season's most unexpected lottery team. They anticipated making another strong postseason run after acquiring Kyrie Irving in a trade at the deadline. But things did not turn out as they had hoped.
After suffering a severe decline in the standings, the team is now in a battle for a high draft pick in an effort to bolster the talent surrounding All-Star point guard Luka Doncic. Dallas has a 3.0% chance of getting the first pick.
The San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, and Detroit Pistons are the groups with the best chances. Victor Wembanyama will probably be selected by one of these organizations with the first pick.