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What time does the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery start?

What time does the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery start?

Heading into the NBA Lottery, the Clippers do not have the best odds in getting lucky.

Regardless of the circumstances, the finish is always very exciting, as first noted when the New York Knicks got the first overall pick in 1985 and had the chance to select the clear No. 1 prospect in the draft (Georgetown center Patrick Ewing).

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.

Anyway, since the Kings are bad and tanking next season would accomplish nothing, they desperately need to strike gold in this year's draft. There are 1,000 combinations that are used and the combination of 11-12-13-14 is not used, so if it is drawn for one of the picks, they draw again to determine which team gets that pick.

A lottery selection didn't look to be in the cards for the Knicks early in the season.

The Nuggets have the worst odds (0.5 percent) to land the top selection at Tuesday night's National Basketball Association draft lottery in Chicago, which will set the order for the picks happening June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Cleveland wouldn't trade the pick because that was their insurance policy if Lebron left or its part of the case they could make, 'hey, we could have a good young core to go forward with you if want to stay with us'. That is how they drafted Irving in the first place.

One of these teams will get the Lakers' pick in this draft, which has a minuscule (1.1 percent) chance of being the No. 1 pick and a 2.9 percent chance of rising to the top three.

More likely outcomes are that the Magic will obtain the fifth pick (a 26.2 percent chance) or the sixth pick (a 35.9 percent chance).

None of those trinkets worked - at least not well enough to help the Magic land a superstar.