2022 NBA Draft lottery odds: Rockets, Magic, Pistons have greatest probability of touchdown No. 1 general decide

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The 2021-22 NBA common season has concluded, which implies that the draft is approaching. Whereas 16 groups will advance to the postseason, the league’s different 14 groups are headed for the draft lottery and an opportunity to probably land their subsequent large star.

It was that the group that completed the season with the worst general file would have the very best draft odds, and can be assured of a top-four decide, however that is not fairly the case anymore. The league smoothed the chances in 2019 in an try and curb tanking, and now the league’s three worst groups record-wise all have equal odds of touchdown the highest decide. The group with the worst general file is now assured a top-five decide.

5 totally different groups can have no less than a 10-percent probability of getting the highest general decide this yr, whereas 9 groups have can have no less than a 20-percent probability of touchdown within the prime 4. In different phrases, there’s a variety of optimism heading into the lottery, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Might 17. It’s on that date that groups will formally discover out the place they decide within the 2022 NBA Draft, which is able to happen on June 23. (Discover our newest mock draft right here.)

Within the meantime, this is a take a look at the lottery odds for the 14 groups that may seemingly be collaborating. The Hornets, Pelicans, Spurs and Hawks might transfer out of the lottery in the event that they win twice on this week’s play-in event and advance to the primary spherical of the playoffs.

Houston Rockets

20-62

.244

52.1

14

Orlando Magic

22-60

.268

52.1

14

Detroit Pistons

23-59

.280

52.1

14

Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder

24-58

.293

48.1

12.5

Indiana Pacers

25-57

.305

42.1

10.5

Portland Path Blazers

27-55

.329

37.2

9.0

Sacramento Kings

30-52

.366

32.0

7.5

New Orleans Pelicans (by way of L.A. Lakers)

33-49

.402

26.3

6.0

San Antonio Spurs

34-48

.415

20.3

4.5

Washington Wizards

35-47

.427

13.9

3.0

Portland Path Blazers (by way of New Orleans Pelicans)

36-46

.439

9.4

2.0

New York Knicks

37-45

.451

7.1

1.5

Atlanta Hawks

43-39

.524

3.8

0.8

Charlotte Hornets

43-39

.524

3.4

0.7


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