NBA commissioner Adam Silver will preside over the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night in Chicago. (Michael Conroy / Associated Press)
NBA will choose the scheme in the June draft by dragging masses on Tuesday night in Chicago among the 14 teams who failed to make the off season or handed away from the draft.
Phoenix, after a 21-61 finish, has the best chance to choose No. 1 on 25 percent. Memphis in 22-60 years is not far behind 19.9 percent, with Dallas (24-58) third at 13.8 percent.
But everything comes down to the fate of the bouncing pingpong balls and what Commissioner Adam Adam Silver is first grabbing. The Cavaliers, and either the 76ers or Celtics, the Upper Law of the Eastern Conference, also have lottery because of trade. The cavalry have the chance to get help with LeBron James – or plan for their departure – with a pick-up via Brooklyn Nets as part of their move for trading Kyrie Irving. Meanwhile, either Sixers or Celtics will benefit from the Lakers sending out a first rider for Steve Nash six years ago – the ticket that will finally come.
Here's all you need to know about tonight's draft lottery:  When: 7:30
How to watch / stream: ESPN or ESPN app
Best odds: Phoenix (25 percent), Memphis (19.9 percent), Dallas 13.8 percent)
Worst odds: Detroit (0.7 percent), Los Angeles Clippers (0.6 percent), Denver (0.5 percent)
Top views: Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia | DeAndre Ayton, C, Arizona | Jaren Jackson Jr., F, Michigan State | Marvin Bagley III, F, Duke | Mohamed Bamba, C, Texas | Trae Young, G, Oklahoma |
Phoenix Suns: Phoenix has never chosen first, including losing the most painful coin twist in basketball history to Milwaukee Bucks for the right to pull out Lew Alcindor (later Kareem-Abdul Jabbar). This year, however, the suns have the best odds to win the lottery, a good year to earn that trend. The number one choice would allow the suns to pull out either the Arizona center DeAndre Ayton or Slovenia's wunderkind Luka Doncic. Either would be welcome under the new coach Igor Kokoskov and alongside guard Devin Booker.
Memphis Grizzlies: After a terrible season, a lottery win would give Grizzlies a chance to inject a premium young talent on a veteran-laden team led by Marc Gasol and Mike Conley. Grizzlies seem to have reached the end of what has been a great run, but the right young player may possibly allow them to extend it for a few years or more.
Dallas Mavericks: Dallas is committed to finishing with the best draft possible after spending the past few years seeking a veteran talent to pair with Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki. Point Guard Dennis Smith was a strong choice with the ninth pick last year; Another blow this year could finally give the Dallas bridge to his post-Nowitzki future.
Atlanta Hawks: Director General Travis Schlenk commits a complete reconstruction when he took over a year ago and employed Lloyd Pierce – known for his player development skills – as his head coach last week. However, that plan will only work if Atlanta gets its choice right. Winning the lottery in a draft where the hawks have four picks inside the top 33 would be a great place to start.
Orlando Magic: Since trading Dwight Howard in August 2012, magic has been on a treadmill of mediocrity, failing to make playoffs in each of the last six seasons. Three coaches and a new front office later, Magic Hope Tuesday is the start of a new and more successful era in Central Florida.
Chicago Bulls: Ten years ago the bulls jumped up to win the lottery and chance to get the hometown hero Derrick Rose. Many have changed since then, but now, with the lottery that moves from New York to Chicago, the bulls hope the change in place gives enough luck to add another high draft to pair with the second year ahead of Lauri Markkanen.
Sacramento Kings: With Minnesota Timberwolves making playoffs this year, the Sacramento Streak is 12 straight years without a postseason appearance the new leader among NBA teams. Another team that has never won the lottery, Sacramento can desperately use some ping-pong balls bouncing.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Want to bet on a long shot? Cleveland winning, with Brooklyn picking, is a good bet. Three of the last four times, the cavalry have been here (either with their own pick or someone else), they have won it. It would certainly be useful to Cleveland, who would love a top three pick to match either an excellent young talent or a trade asset that can be used to attract more veteran help to LeBron James.
Brooklyn Nets: This year finally marks the end of the five years of misery Nets fans have suffered through the trade the rights to four choices for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett 2013. All that has resulted is watching Celtics load up with assets just up the coast, while the networks are stuck in a remodel that can not get away from the ground. The Cavaliers' castles become the last sense of pain.
New York Knicks: With David Fizdale is now coaching a new front office firmly, Knicks – for the first time forever – seems committed to a patient's long-term approach. Perhaps they will be rewarded with a little lottery rate for the first time since they won the first ever, and the right to draft Patrick Ewing, 1985.
Philadelphia 76ers: Things look up in Philadelphia thanks to Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Dario Saric. After trading to get Markelle Fultz last year, Philadelphia will hope for more luck, or at worst to stay at number 10 and draft another player who can come in and help immediately.
Los Angeles Lakers: ] The Lakers are guilty of this year's picking for Sixers is remarkable, as it was only the top three sheltered each of the last three years because of the battered Steve Nash trade for six years then and Lakers managed to finish with others picking three years running.
Charlotte Hornets: The man who made the beaten Nash trade, Mitch Kupchak, now drives the Hornets, who fired his boss (Rich Cho) and coach (Steve Clifford). With little or no chance of jumping up from the 11th, a roster full of bad contracts and Kemba Walker one year from free agency, it's as bad as it is in NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers: The Clippers are probably not going to jump up from the 12th and 13th elections, but having both should allow them to either reshuffle their roster with a few immediate contributors or offer potential Mark in a trade for Kawhi Leonard if San Antonio Spurs chooses to go that way.
Detroit Pistons: After moving from Stan Van Gundy last week, it would take care if the final law of his service – the Blake Griffin trade – resulted in the pistons in some way jumping up from no. 12, which would allow them to maintain their top four protected pick. However, the chance of happening is minimal.
Denver Nuggets: There is practically no opportunity for Denver to move up, which means it will have the 14th choice to add to its young core. Denver will undoubtedly sit at the lottery time and think of last year's draft when it was released on the 13th and missed the chance to take Donovan Mitchell. Oh.
Pay special attention to charming lotter team representatives, take them to the event on Tuesday night. Magia co-founder, for example, will wear a "Lil Penny" doll with him on stage. What is a "Lil Penny" doll, you ask? It's a toy shaped after former Magic Star and the new Memphis Tigers Coach Penny Hardaway, and once expressed by Chris Rock.
It looks like this:
The last time Magic beat the odds of taking No. 1 overall picking in 1993, when the team won 1.52 percent in the top election and Chris Webber chose to pair with Shaquille O & # 39; Neal. Orlando Webber later handed that night for the number 3 election and three future first rounds. Picking No. 3 was Penny Hardaway, who made much more sense as an O & # 39; Neal running mate.
The Wizards had 2010 10.3 percent chance of winning the draft lottery, and Irene Pollin, in one of her latest officials appearing as the team's owner, represented the franchise while wearing her late husband's 1978 NBA championship rally in Washington. Washington won the lottery and used the pick to choose John Wall.
The following year, Wall participated in the lottery as the magician's representative and promised to wear or at least wear, the gold jacket Irene Pollin had the year before. 19659034] Further reading:
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