2013 NBA Draft Lottery
The 2013 NBA Draft Lottery will be held at the Disney/ABC's Times Square Studios in New York on Tuesday, May 21, and will be televised on ESPN at 8:25 p.m. EDT.
The 2013 NBA Draft Lottery will determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the 2013 NBA Draft, which will be held at Barclays Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets, on June 27 at 7 p.m.
The NBA Draft Lottery's origins trace back to June 1984, when at an NBA Board of Governors meeting in Salt Lake City, the league voted to adopt a lottery system among the non playoff teams to determine the order of selection in the first round of the NBA Draft beginning in 1985. This year will mark the tenth time in the event's 29-year history that it is conducted in New York City. The inaugural lottery was held on May 12, 1985 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, but from 1994 until last year, the event had been held at the NBA Entertainment Studios in Secaucus, N.J. however the league's facilities in New Jersey no longer house a television studio.
2013 NBA DRAFT LOTTERY ODDS
(Chances of winning the No. 1 overall pick)
1) Orlando Magic: 25%
2) Charlotte Bobcats: 19.9%
3) Cleveland Cavaliers: 15.6%
4) Phoenix Suns: 11.9%
5) New Orleans Pelicans: 8.8%
6) Sacramento Kings: 6.3%
7) Detroit Pistons: 3.6%
8) Washington Wizards: 3.5%
9) Minnesota Timberwolves: 1.7%
10) Portland Trail Blazers: 1.0%
11) Philadelphia 76ers: 0.8%
12) Toronto Raptors: 0.7%
13) Dallas Mavericks: 0.6%
14) Utah Jazz: 0.5%
InsideHoops.com will provide full previews, coverage and recaps of all aspects of the 2013 NBA Draft
2012 NBA DRAFT LOTTERY RESULTS
Following are the results from the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery, which was conducted this evening at the Disney/ABC Times Square Studio. The New Orleans Hornets, who had a 13.7 percent chance of obtaining the first selection, will have the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, which will be held in Newark, N.J. at the Prudential Center on Thursday, June 28, 2012.
1. New Orleans
6. Brooklyn (To Portland)
7. Golden State
10. Minnesota (To Hornets via LAC)
Hornets coach Monty Williams: "I think our fans have been really supportive of our team, under
some weird circumstances. And as I said before, we were always in good hands with
Commissioner Stern and I think as we move forward, they can commit to our team in
a major way now. We’re going to be in New Orleans, we have ownership, we have the
number one pick. So many things to be thankful for. We are very Blessed to do what
we do, and so the message is simple. Let’s all do this together. It’s going to take a lot of
work, but as I said this is a great step in the right direction."
More coming Thursday morning.
NBA DRAFT LOTTERY PREVIEW
The 2012 NBA Draft Lottery, where ping-pong balls supplant basketballs as the tools of determining supremacy, is at 8pm ET on Wednesday, May 30. What the NBA Draft Lottery does is determine the order of the first 14 picks of the 2012 NBA Draft. Teams that fail to qualify for the NBA playoffs are called "lottery teams." And those sorry teams placed in the draft lottery, where they sit and pray for the future of their franchises, hoping to get lucky.
The draft lottery this year will be held at Disney/ABC's Times Square Studio in Manhattan, New York.
The teams entered in the 2012 NBA draft lottery are as follows (note: the first three picks in the Draft will be determined by the lottery and the remainder of the “lottery teams” will select in positions 4 through 14 in inverse order of their consolidated standings at the end of the regular season):
Fans are discussing this year's lottery in this basketball forum topic.
TEAM RECORD LOTTERY CHANCES (out of 1,000)
Charlotte (7-59) 250
Washington (20-46) 199
Cleveland (21-45) 138
New Orleans (21-45) 137
Sacramento (22-44) 76
New Jersey* (22-44) 75
Golden State# (23-43) 36
Toronto (23-43) 35
Detroit (25-41) 17
Minnesota (To Hornets via LAC) (26-40) 11
Portland (28-38) 8
Milwaukee (31-35) 7
Phoenix (33-33) 6
Houston (34-32) 5
* This pick may be conveyed to Portland.
# This pick may be conveyed to Utah via New Jersey.
ESPN.com reports: The suspense at the NBA draft will take place Wednesday night when the lottery order is unveiled, not on June 28 when NBA commissioner David Stern announces the No. 1 pick. That's because whichever team hits it big in New York will win the right to draft 19-year-old Kentucky phenom Anthony Davis, the consensus No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. "No one knows who is the No. 1 pick," said a humble Davis, who insisted that he could go anywhere from one to 60. "I don't know if I'm going to be the No. 1 pick. It's just a rumor. But I'm a step closer to reaching my dream of playing in the NBA." The NBA lottery has had a few locks at the top of the draft as recently as John Wall in 2010 (Washington) and Blake Griffin in 2009 (Los Angeles Clippers). But the 2012 draft is much more akin to 2003 and 2002, when the announcement of the top pick going to Cleveland and Houston meant LeBron James and Yao Ming knew then they would be going to those respective teams.
The New York Post reports: Rarely has there been such consensus on the No. 1 pick — Kentucky’s 6-foot-10 power forward Anthony Davis. Quality can be found elsewhere, like in Davis’ 6-foot-6 teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Florida’s 6-foot-5 guard Bradley Beal, 6-foot-9 Kansas forward Thomas Robinson or UConn 6-foot-11 center Andre Drummond. But none of those is Davis.
“He is a game-changer,” said Kentucky teammate Doron Lamb, a possible first- and definite second-round selection. “A game-changer in every way.”
As one NBA exec said, “it’s not even close” finding another candidate who could challenge Davis for the draft’s top spot.
Charlotte, by virtue of a 7-59 horror season, has a 25 percent chance to earn Davis with the top pick. General manager Rich Cho will be on stage with Curtis Polk, vice chairman, backstage.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports: In 1990, the league started using a weighted odds system to give the worst teams more chances at the top picks. Since 1994, an adjusted weighted system has been used to further increase the worst teams' odds. Still, the team with the worst record has drafted first only once (2004) in the 18 years since the latest system was installed. The worst team has drafted second six times, third six times and fourth five times. "We've made great, great advances," David Stern said, "and the conspiracy theories haven't made the same advances."
How does the NBA Draft Lottery work?
Fourteen ping-pong balls numbered 1 through 14 will be placed in a drum. There are 1,001
possible combinations when four balls are drawn out of 14, without regard to their order of
selection. Prior to the Lottery, 1,000 combinations will be assigned to the 14 participating Lottery
teams by a computer.
Four balls will be drawn to the top to determine a four-digit combination. The team that has been
assigned that combination will receive the number one pick. The four balls are placed back in the
drum and the process is repeated to determine the number two and three picks. (Note: If the one
unassigned combination is drawn, the balls are drawn to the top again.)
The order of selection for the teams that do not win one of the top three picks will be determined
by inverse order of their regular season record.
The actual Lottery procedure will take place in a separate room prior to the national broadcast on
ESPN with NBA officials and representatives of the participating teams and the accounting firm of
Ernst & Young in attendance.
Following the drawing, team logo cards will be inserted into envelopes marked 1 through 14 by an
Ernst & Young representative. These envelopes then will be sealed and brought on-stage, where
the announcement of the Lottery results will be made by NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam
Silver. A second representative from each participating team will be seated on-stage. Neither the
Deputy Commissioner nor the team representatives will be informed of the Lottery results prior to
the opening of the envelopes.
History of NBA Draft Lottery's Development
The NBA Board of Governors, meeting in Salt Lake City in June of 1984, voted to adopt a lottery system among the non playoff teams to determine their order of selection in the first round of the NBA Draft beginning in 1985.
From 1966 through 1984, the teams that finished with the worst records in each conference participated in a coin flip to determine which team would draft first. The remaining teams picked in inverse order of their won lost records. Under the system adopted prior to the 1985 NBA Draft, the NBA Lottery determines the order of selection for the non playoff teams (or the teams holding their picks through trades) for the first round only. Teams pick in inverse order of their records in the second round (or, prior to the draft being reduced to two rounds in 1989, in all succeeding rounds).
Under a procedural change adopted by the Board of Governors in April of 1986, the Lottery determines the order of selection for the first three teams only. The remaining non playoff teams select in inverse order of their regular season records. Therefore, the team with the worst record in the league is assured of picking no worse than fourth, the team with the second worst record no worse than fifth and so on.
In a further refinement in October of 1989, the Board of Governors adopted a weighted system beginning with the 1990 NBA Draft Lottery, which included 11 teams due to expansion. The team with the worst record during the regular season received 11 chances at the top pick (out of a total of 66), the second worst team got 10 chances and the team with the best record among the non playoff clubs got one chance.
The Board of Governors approved a modification of the Lottery system in November of 1993 that, effective with the 1994 NBA Draft Lottery, increased the chances of the teams with the worst records in the league winning one of the top three picks in the draft while decreasing the lottery chances of the teams with the best records. The new system increased the chances of the team with the worst record drawing the first pick in the draft from 16.7 percent to 25 percent, while decreasing the chances of the team with the best record among lottery teams from 1.5 percent to 0.5 percent.
Under the system, 14 ping pong balls numbered 1 through 14 are placed in a drum. There are 1,001 possible combinations when four balls are drawn out of 14, without regard to their order of selection. Prior to the Lottery, 1,000 combinations are assigned to the Lottery teams based on their order of finish during the regular season. Four balls are drawn to the top to determine a four-digit combination. The team that has been assigned that combination will receive the number one pick. The four balls are placed back in the drum and the process is repeated to determine the number two and three picks. (Note: If the one unassigned combination is drawn, the balls are drawn to the top again.)
In October of 1995, the Board of Governors increased the number of teams participating in the Lottery from 11 to 13 to account for the addition of expansion teams Toronto and Vancouver. Starting in 1996, the team with the worst record in the Lottery continued to have a 25% chance of winning the first pick, teams two through six have slightly fewer chances, team seven has the same number of chances and teams eight through 12 have slightly more chances. The number of chances for team 13 did not change.
The 2004 NBA Draft Lottery increased to 14 teams with the addition of the Charlotte Bobcats. The Bobcats, as part of their expansion agreement were locked into the fourth position in the 2004 Draft and therefore did not have a chance to receive other picks in the Lottery.
2011 NBA Draft Lottery Results
Following are the results from the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery, which was conducted this evening at NBA Entertainment’s studio in Secaucus, N.J. The first overall selection, which had a 2.80 percent chance of winning the NBA Draft Lottery, goes to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2011 NBA Draft, which will be held in Newark, N.J. at Prudential Center on Thursday, June 23, 2011.
1. Cleveland (From LA Clippers)
3. Utah (From New Jersey)
11. Golden State
2010 NBA Draft Lottery Results
1) Washington Wizards
2) Philadelphia 76ers
3) New Jersey Nets
4) Minnesota Timberwolves
5) Sacramento Kings
6) Golden State Warriors
7) Detroit Pistons
8) Los Angeles Clippers
9) Utah Jazz
10) Indiana Pacers
11) New Orleans Hornets
12) Memphis Grizzlies
13) Toronto Raptors
14) Houston Rockets
2009 NBA Draft Lottery Results
1. LA Clippers
3. Oklahoma City
7. Golden State
8. New York
11. New Jersey