NBA draft lottery: Which team will win?
There are no surprises on the NBA draft.
In fact, we expected the Lakers to have the second pick.
That’s because they had the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft and they’re a perennial contender.
But there were plenty of teams that could have been at the top of the first round, which would have given them a chance to take a player that could go in the top 10 of the draft.
The Lakers are a team that can use the lottery, as the Lakers have three lottery picks in the first three rounds.
They’re also a team known for building for the future, as they’ve had the No. 2 pick since 2008 and the No 2 pick in each of the last three drafts.
And they’re one of only six teams in the NBA that can draft with a first-round pick, making them one of the better draft-and-stash teams.
Let’s take a look at how each team fared on draft night.
Lakers (7) The Lakers were a solid first-rounder and they won’t have to wait long to take their chances on a player.
They are one of just seven teams in NBA history to win the NBA title without a first overall pick, and they’ve won seven championships with the first overall selection.
The problem with the Lakers is that they can’t rely on the lottery.
The franchise hasn’t won the lottery since 2008.
They only have two first-overall picks in that time, which they acquired in the 2017 draft from the Washington Wizards in exchange for Dwight Howard and Kyle Korver.
They will likely try to get a first, second or third overall pick this year, and the Lakers won’t get one unless they make a strong run.
However, they can go in another direction and go with a high lottery pick.
Chicago Bulls (4) The Bulls have the third pick, so they’re in the best position to grab one of their own.
The Bulls were one of three teams to pick at No. 1 and have the sixth pick, meaning they can select a player in the middle of the second round, when the other teams have three picks.
However and unlike the Lakers, they’ll likely be taking a player early.
Chicago is the only team in the Eastern Conference that won’t be drafting with a pick in Round 1, so it’s unlikely they’ll get a player from there.
Miami Heat (3) The Heat are one-and of two teams in this year’s draft that will have to take one of two players from the first two rounds.
The other team will be selecting in Round 3.
The Heat picked No. 7 in the 2016 draft, but the team could use a second-rounder, which is why they didn’t go with one.
The draft order was pretty predictable in the draft, so the team will probably have to go with their best available player, a second or first round pick, which could be a player like Kyle Korvics.
Indiana Pacers (2) The Pacers were the last team in this draft to go No.1, so their pick is unlikely to go to one of those teams.
They’ll likely select a high pick in Rounds 1 and 2, which gives them the chance to pick a player at No.
“The Pacers’ pick is probably the most important in the lottery because it could have some influence on the team’s future, so there’s a good chance that the team takes a high selection, like a third or fourth overall pick.
Milwaukee Bucks (1) The Bucks were in the same situation as the Heat, so a pick from their own Round 2 is a good thing.
The Bucks also won a lottery pick in 2016, so if they get a pick this high, they’re better off taking one.
Indiana will have the fifth pick and the Bucks will probably go with the fourth pick, but there’s no guarantee they’ll take the best available pick.
Miami was able to draft a franchise player, which gave them the No., No. 4 overall pick and a chance at the future.
The pick could also have some impact on how the franchise deals with free agency and the draft lottery.
Orlando Magic (1,2) As expected, the Magic were one pick short of a top-five pick in this round.
However the team has two picks in Round 2, so that could be the team they want.
They could use their third-round picks to select another player in Round 4 or they could take the No, No. 5 overall pick for that pick.
Indiana has the No and the third picks, so both of those are better than the picks the Magic could have had if they had taken the No pick.
The Orlando pick would be a great first-pick for the team, but it could also be a good first-and third-rounder.
Philadelphia 76ers (1).
Philadelphia won’t take a pick until Round 2 of the lottery and the 76ers’ picks are probably going to be in Round 5.
They may take a high-round, low-round