2022 NBA Draft Lottery: Live results, draft order, start time, news, odds led by Rockets, Magic, Pistons

The Eastern Conference finals are set to begin on Tuesday, with Game 1 between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, but that’s not the only reason this is one of the biggest nights on the NBA calendar. Prior to the game, the league will hold the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery, where we’ll learn which team will have the No. 1 overall pick in next month’s draft.

There are a number of talented prospects in this year’s class, including Gonzaga big man Chet Holmgren, Duke forward Paolo Banchero, Auburn forward Jabari Smith and Purdue guard Jaden Ivey. Those four cover every possible position and skillset, and whoever ends up going first will depend in large part on which team gets the first pick.

The Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons finished with the three worst records in the league during the regular season, and have an equal 14% chance at winning the lottery. If the Pistons come up lucky again, they’ll be the first team since the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013 and 2014 to win the lottery in back-to-back years.

NBA Draft Lottery odds for No. 1 pick

  • Houston, Orlando, Detroit – 14%
  • Oklahoma City – 12.5%
  • Indiana – 10.5%
  • Portland – 9%
  • Sacramento – 7.5%
  • LA Lakers (to New Orleans or Memphis) – 6%
  • San Antonio – 4.5%
  • Washington – 3%
  • New York – 2%
  • LA Clippers (to Oklahoma City) – 1.5%
  • Charlotte – 1%
  • Cleveland – 0.5%

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