Wizards’ draft lottery odds rely upon Spurs in play-in event

With the common season wrapping up on Sunday, the Wizards at the moment maintain the Tenth-best odds within the Could 17 NBA Draft Lottery, however may transfer into Ninth relying on how the San Antonio Spurs fare within the play-in event.

If the Spurs win two straight video games, they might advance to the playoffs and out of the lottery. That might give the Wizards the Ninth-best odds. The Spurs play on the Pelicans on Wednesday night time at 9:30 p.m. ET.

If the Wizards keep at 10, they may have a 3% likelihood at selecting first total and 13.9% odds of touchdown within the top-4. Ninth would yield a 4.5% likelihood of No. 1 and 20.3% for the top-4. Choosing within the top-4 would imply the selection between Jabari Smith, Jaden Ivey, Paolo Banchero and Chet Holmgren.

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The Wizards’ lottery standing was decided after they misplaced to the Hornets and the Spurs misplaced to the Mavericks. It was the third consecutive loss for Washington, which completed the season with a 35-47 document. They had been twelfth within the Jap Convention.

The Spurs went 34-48, with another loss than the Wizards, however nonetheless made the play-in event because the Tenth-seed within the West. The East has confirmed to be unusually deep this season. The ten-seed within the East, the Hornets, went 43-39. Simply final season, the Wizards had been the 8-seed at 4 video games underneath .500.

If the Spurs beat the Pelicans, they need to play the loser of the Clippers and Timberwolves. The workforce that wins that sport advances to the playoffs and offers up its spot within the lottery.

The lottery can have the Rockets, Magic and Pistons tied for one of the best odds to get the No. 1 total choose, every with a 14% likelihood.

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