The 2018 NBA Draft is set to take place on June 21, meaning several NBA franchises have the opportunity to bring a potential superstar onboard. The Los Angeles moved up to the second spot and picked Lonzo Ball out of UCLA. We're very excited about him and we'll be very excited about the player that we pick this year.
Outside of finishing first overall, 10th was the best-case scenario for the Sixers. They also have a 64.2 percent chance of receiving a top-3 pick and can not slide any further than fourth. "The odds coming in were that we would go from five to six". "It's a developing core. So wherever we are, hopefully we keep taking steps forward". So you obviously are wishing for those balls to bounce your way. OKC will select with the 53rd and 57th picks. Making things more interesting is each of these players has a connection to Phoenix.
Villanova All-American Mikal Bridges could be a great option for the Sixers with the 10th pick.
Standing in at 7-foot-1 and 250 pounds, Ayton is without question a physical freak.
Bridges' mother, Tyneeha Rivers, is a global vice president of human resources at Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, which includes the Sixers in its portfolio. "I got to see the lottery and it was exciting". "We just want to be able to help give back".
"I feel very strongly that we'll get a good player", said Jeff Weltman, the Magic's president of basketball operations.
It proved to be enough as the Kings will now choose at number two, their highest position since they made Pervis Ellison the overall number one pick in 1989. Still, you can't blame them for crossing their fingers (and likely toes, too) as they wished for some sort of statistical miracle to play out.
Two of the three players and one of the picks (a future second rounder) the Cavs received for Irving - Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder - were traded again on February 8.
Or the Kings could trade down in similar fashion to what Boston did last season and nab additional picks or assets in the process. If the Pistons hold onto this year's pick, it remains top-four protected until 2021, when it becomes unprotected.
The Enes Kanter trade which sent out a first round pick to Utah will finally be used.
She told The Atlanta Journal Constitution her husband selected her to serve as the team's representative during the live announcement of the results on ESPN.
"It's been a good month for us, a good week in particular", Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said. "But it was fun". Not only did they deserve it as redemption for being the most unlucky lottery team of all time, they deserved it for losing the "correct" way in February and March.
"I wouldn't say 'disappointment, ' " Weltman said afterward. It didn't go up.