Full 2018 NBA Draft Lottery Results

With Tuesday night’s lottery results now official, the top 14 picks in the 2018 NBA draft have been set. The lottery order is as follows:

  1. Phoenix Suns
  2. Sacramento Kings
  3. Atlanta Hawks
  4. Memphis Grizzlies
  5. Dallas Mavericks
  6. Orlando Magic
  7. Chicago Bulls
  8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Nets)
  9. New York Knicks
  10. Philadelphia 76ers (from Lakers)
  11. Charlotte Hornets
  12. Los Angeles Clippers (from Pistons)
  13. Los Angeles Clippers
  14. Denver Nuggets

The Suns entered the night with the best odds (25.0%) at landing the No. 1 overall pick, and came away with that selection. The Kings, seventh in the lottery standings, only had an 18.3% chance at a top-three selection, but moved all the way up to No. 2. The Hawks, who had a 42.3% chance at a top-three pick, moved up from No. 4 to No. 3.

The Grizzlies, Mavericks, Magic, and Bulls had no lottery luck — Memphis and Dallas fell two spots each, while Orlando and Chicago each slipped one spot. Picks eight through 14 held to form.

With the Lakers’ first-rounder headed to Philadelphia, the Sixers will now owe the Celtics a first-round pick in 2019. That selection will be the more favorable of the Kings and Sixers first-rounders, unless one of those picks lands at No. 1. In that scenario, Boston would receive the less favorable pick.

The Pistons will send their first-round pick to the Clippers since it didn’t land in the top four, so Detroit’s obligation to L.A. has now been fulfilled — Detroit will have its own first-rounder in 2019 and beyond.

As we detailed earlier today, this is the last year these specific lottery odds will be in effect. Beginning in 2019, the NBA will smooth out those odds, reducing the chances of the worst teams landing the top picks, and putting the top four selections up for grabs instead of just the top three.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images. Luke Adams contributed to this post.

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7 thoughts on “Full 2018 NBA Draft Lottery Results

  1. Z-A

    This sets up beautifully. The Kings are the perfect team to take Doncic lmao lol such a Kings picks, such a Vlade move.

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    • x%sure

      Doncic will take some heat off Fox.
      At Sacto at least we will be able to see him even if there are defensive deficiencies. His competition at SF is GTemple and 2nd yr Justin Jackson. At G it’s Shumpert, Hield and Bogdanovic who had a good year.

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  2. Will be great to see the young suns, maybe with
    Payton/Booker/Jackson/Warren/Ayton
    Also I find the prospect of Doncic quite intriguing, how he adjusts to the NBA & lives up to all the hype… but if it does, he can change the future of Sacramento & take them back to their glory days from the early 00’s

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  3. formerlyz

    DeMar DeRozan for Bogdan Bogdanovic, Temple, Shumpert, and Kings’ 2018 2nd round pick…Sacramento drafts Doncic, or trades down to get either one of the Bridges or maybe a Kevin Knox…Thoughts?

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