Minnesota Timberwolves: NBA Draft Lottery Preview

Can the NBA Draft lottery be rigged? An exploration as the Knicks’ big day approaches

Can the NBA Draft lottery be rigged? An exploration as the Knicks’ big day approaches

The Atlanta Hawks are hopeful that tomorrow night's Draft Lottery will end with them owning the first pick and the ability to draft Zion Williamson.

The top prospect in this year's draft is Zion Williamson, a power forward from Duke who has drawn comparisons to none other than LeBron James for his rare combination of size and athleticism.

But before we have the NBA Draft, we have to figure out where teams will be selecting.

Should they keep the pick or trade it?

How can I watch the NBA Draft Lottery? It flattened the odds at the top so that the worst three teams each have a 14% chance of the top pick. The remaining teams that did not secure a top-four pick are then ordered by worst regular-season records. In 2015, Boston sent Jeff Green to Memphis in a multi-team deal, and the biggest prize it received in return was a future first-round choice. Because of the alterations, more teams can harbor realistic dreams of landing Duke star Zion Williamson with the first choice.

The good thing for the Wolves - who finished 36-46, the 10th-worst record in the league - is that this year the National Basketball Association has enacted changes it passed for the lottery in September 2017.

The potential All-NBA shooting guard is coming off his best season as a pro.

The Celtics have plenty of possibilities Tuesday, but getting the No. 1 pick is not one of them.

It's been speculated by many ever since Anthony Davis first requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans, but The Athletic reported on Tuesday that if the New York Knicks win the lottery, the team would "shift their focus" toward trying to make a deal with New Orleans.

The Knicks are looking to sign multiple superstars this summer, and many consider them the favorite to land both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

Should everything hold to form, the Lakers are slated to hold the No. 11 pick in the 2019 National Basketball Association draft. In that scenario, Boston would get Philadelphia's pick. More to come as the NBA Draft Lottery results near.

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