2021 NBA Draft Lottery Explanation: Updated the odds for each team to win the first overall pick

With the few championship contenders in the 2021 NBA playoffs vying for the right to the Larry O’Brien trophy, other teams are turning their attention to the league’s annual NBA draft draw.

No matter which team tops the NBA Draft in 2021, the number one pick may be Oklahoma State University star Cade Cunningham, who is an elite in terms of height, shooting and organizational skills. However, in addition to Cunningham, there are other great prospects, including Evan Mobley, Jaylen Green and Jaylen Suggs.

What was the result of this year’s lottery?

Here is everything you need to know about the 2021 NBA Draft lottery, including the latest odds for each team.

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When is the 2021 NBA Draft draw?

The draw for the 2021 NBA Draft will be held on Tuesday, June 22. You can watch the 2021 NBA Draft draw on ESPN or through the Watch ESPN app.

2021 NBA Draft draw odds

In the 2021 format, the three worst performing teams (Rockets, Pistons, and Magic) each have a 14% chance of winning the lottery.

Below are the lottery odds for each team and the percentage of each pick (Pass the tank marathon).

team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 average income
Rockets 14.0 13.4 12.7 11.9 47.9 3.7
piston 14.0 13.4 12.7 11.9 27.8 20.1 3.9
magic 14.0 13.4 12.7 11.9 14.8 26.0 7.1 4.1
mine 11.5 11.4 11.9 11.0 7.4 27.1 18.0 2.4 4.6
Cavaliers 11.5 11.4 10.6 11.0 2.9 18.2 25.5 8.6 0.6 4.8
Timberwolves 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 8.6 29.7 20.6 3.8 0.2 5.5
Raptors 7.5 7.8 8.1 8.5 19.8 33.9 13.0 1.4 >0.0 6.2
Bulls 4.5 4.8 6.7 5.7 34.5 36.2 8.5 0.5 >0.0 7.5
king 4.5 4.8 5.2 5.7 46.4 29.4 3.9 0.1 >0.0 8.1
Pelican 4.5 4.8 3.6 5.7 60.6 17.9 1.2 >0.0 >0.0 8.7
Hornets 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.5 77.6 13.4 0.4 >0.0 10.4
Spurs 1.7 1.9 1.6 2.4 85.2 6.6 0.1 11.3
Pacers 1.0 1.1 1.5 1.4 92.9 2.3 12.5
Warriors 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 97.6 13.7

How does the NBA draft lottery work?

The NBA draft lottery will determine the order of the top four picks this year. After the first four teams are locked, the rest of the lottery order will be arranged in reverse order according to the regular season records. The actual lottery process will take place before ESPN broadcasts, and the 2021 NBA draft order will be announced shortly.

This is a weedy explanation of table tennis painting, Directly from the NBA:

Fourteen table tennis balls numbered 1 to 14 will be put into the lottery machine. When 4 balls are drawn from 14 balls, there are 1,001 possible combinations, regardless of their selection order. Before the draw, 1,000 of these 1,001 combinations will be allocated to the 14 teams participating in the draw. The lottery machine is manufactured by Smart Play, the leading state lottery machine manufacturer in the United States. Smart Play will also weigh, measure and certify table tennis balls before the draw.

The drawing process is as follows: Put all 14 balls into the lottery machine, mix for 20 seconds, and then take out the first ball. The remaining balls are mixed in the lottery machine for another 10 seconds, and then the second ball is drawn. There is a 10-second mix, and then the third ball is drawn. There is a 10-second mix, and then the fourth ball is drawn. The team assigned to this combination will get the first overall pick. Repeat the same process using the same table tennis ball and lottery machine for the second to fourth positions.

If the same team appears multiple times, the result will be discarded and another four-ball combination will be selected. In addition, if an unallocated combination is drawn, the result will be discarded and the ball will be drawn again. The length of the ball mixing is monitored by the timekeeper with his back to the machine, and a signal is sent to the machine operator after the appropriate time has passed.

2021 NBA Draft Lottery Team Representative

Below are the representatives that will appear in front of each lottery team’s camera.

team representative position
Charlotte Hornets Miles Bridges player
Chicago Bulls Mark Eversley General manager
Cleveland Cavaliers Kobe Altman General manager
Detroit Pistons Ben Wallace NBA legend
Golden State Warriors Rick Weltz President and Chief Operating Officer
Houston Rockets Hakim Olajuwon NBA legend
Indiana Pacers Nancy Leonard Widow of former Pacers executive and Hall of Fame coach Bobby “Slick” Leonard
Minnesota Timberwolves Anthony Edwards player
New Orleans Pelicans Win cash Vice President of Basketball Operations and Team Development
Oklahoma City Thunder Nazr Muhammad Oklahoma City Blue Team General Manager/Thunder Professional Scout
Orlando Magic Jeff Weltman President of Basketball Operations
Sacramento Kings Mount McNair General manager
San Antonio Spurs Peter J. Holt Management partner
Toronto Raptors Fred Van Fleet player

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