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NBA draft lottery: Pelicans land No. 1 overall pick

May 15, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The Pelicans get a shot at picking Duke University superstar Zion Williamson in the June 20 league draft

FRESHMAN SENSATION. Duke University star Zion Williamson is widely predicted to be picked first in the NBA Draft. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Who wore his lucky undies in the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery?

May 16, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Check out the order and reactions during the lottery in Chicago

LUCKY CHARM. Phoenix rookie Josh Jackson, who represented the Suns in the NBA Draft Lottery, brings good fortune to the squad. Photo by

Celtics get top draft pick, Lakers second

May 17, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The Celtics earn the top spot in the draft lottery 4 years after their decision to trade Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster deal that enabled multiple first round picks to go to Boston

TOP PICK. The Boston Celtics get to pick first in the NBA Draft this year. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Did Mutombo know the NBA Draft Lottery results before it happened?

May 18, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Philadelphia won the top pick for the 2016 NBA Draft something one of the team s former big men seemed to know beforehand

76ers handed number 1 NBA draft pick

May 18, 2016 - 11:04 AM

The 76ers get a vital boost as they attempt to rebuild after yet another disastrous season

Timberwolves snag first overall NBA draft pick, Lakers second

May 20, 2015 - 9:57 AM

Timberwolves get number one Lakers number two and the 76ers get to pick third in the upcoming 2015 NBA Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves will have the first overall pick at the 2015 NBA Draft. Photo from Minnesota Timberwolves' Official Twitter account

Why the proposal for NBA Lottery reform was turned down

Oct 29, 2014 - 11:52 AM

Many expected the league to adapt new regulations to the draft lottery to discourage tanking Read why it didn t pass and what it means for the NBA

LOTTERY TICKET. Andrew Wiggins (R) was selected number one overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers despite the team having low odds of winning the top pick. File photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Tankers beware, NBA Draft lottery changes are coming

Oct 06, 2014 - 4:43 PM

Changes to the way the NBA Draft Lottery is handled will discourage teams from tanking or losing purposely to gain higher draft picks

University of Kansas star Joel Embiid was the Philadelphia 76ers' reward for another season of bad losses. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP