Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

What time does the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery start?

What time does the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery start?

Historically, Sacramento has not landed a top three selection in the lottery since 1991 and has only ever secured the top spot in the draft just once (1989).

You can stream the show online via Watch ESPN. You name the player, and you're in business.

They made the playoffs - remember? - and playoff teams aren't in the lottery.

It's important to pay attention to the pre-lottery draft order as the envelopes are being revealed.

The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery will be held on May 15.

A quick explanation of why that is the case.

And since we've got the NBA Draft on our minds, why not make it the topic of discussion for this week's Trivia Tuesday?

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Not all teams now slotted in the lottery order are guaranteed to hold onto their picks. If the Suns, who have a 25 percent chance of getting the top spot and a 64.2 percent chance of being in the top three, end up with the second overall pick, this would feel a lot like when the Los Angeles Lakers got the No. 2 pick and set themselves up to take Lonzo Ball this time past year.

Including 1985, the Knicks have selected in the top 10 nine times.

The Los Angeles Clippers have two picks in this year's lottery. However, when compared to other things, that is not all bad. It's an unprotected pick, so there will be no switch with that one.

The team with the worst record gets the highest probability of getting the No. 1 overall pick.

Believe it or not, Philadelphia even has a very small chance of landing the top overall pick, which could be absolutely insane to think about. Oladipo, the best of the bunch, isn't with the team anymore. If it's No. 2 or No. 3, it goes to Boston, while Philadelphia keeps it at No. 1.

Remember the Sauce Castillo pick-swap trade?

There's one prospect who could be a cut above the rest this year (Arizona center Deandre Ayton), but it's not as clear-cut given how strong the very top of the class seems to be.

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