Suns win draft lottery, Kings picking 2nd

Suns win draft lottery, Kings picking 2nd

Suns win draft lottery, Kings picking 2nd

Marvin Bagley III, Luka Doncic and DeAndre Ayton are all potential first overall picks, while Mohamed Bamba and Jaren Jackson are also expected to be drafted high.

Phoenix general manager Ryan McDonough was on stage moments after the National Basketball Association draft lottery ended, talking about the future of the Suns and mentioning how they had the best odds of picking No. 1 overall.

Suns GM Ryan McDonough told the Republic that the Suns "don't know yet" who they will take and, before the lottery, said Doncic would not be a sure thing at No. 1 despite the connection to Kokoskov.

Despite much clamoring from the fanbase about winning too much down the end of the season (something we did not agree with), the Hawks actually moved up one spot and will select 3 overall on June 21 when the NBA Draft takes place.

But the pick conveyed to the Sixers and the will be the 10th overall selection in this year's draft. "Now we just gotta sit and see who we want". Phoenix hired European coach Igor Kokoskov to be the team's new head coach earlier this month. Why not be the one who gets to go be a lottery-pick (representative)? The fourth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Jackson ended the season by scoring at least 15 points in each of his final 12 games, the longest such streak by a Suns rookie since Walter Davis in 1978. In a twist, the Kings tied with the Chicago Bulls - which won a coin flip to pick sixth.

This will be the previous year the draft is held under the current framework, with the team with the worst record having a 25 percent chance of winning the lottery, and the odds going down from there - as well as the top three spots being determined by the drawing of ping-pong balls. The Hawks will have four picks in the top 33 of this year's draft, allowing General Manager Travis Schlenk a chance to add to last year's lottery pick, big man John Collins, and continue to put his imprint on the franchise. The Charlotte Hornets hold the No. 11 pick, and the Los Angeles Clippers will pick back-to-back at Nos.

Even though the Philadelphia 76ers have officially been eliminated from playoff contention, the team received a nice consolation prize from their West Coast rivals on Tuesday night.

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