Offbeat Suns wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1 next month

03:50  16 may  2018
03:50  16 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Chris Mannix: A wrinkle to next month ’s draft lottery : Both Boston and Philadelphia will be DAL also has slightly better chance to win No . 1 pick . A day after watching teams leapfrog his Phoenix Suns in the NBA Draft Lottery , general manager Ryan McDonough wasn’t feeling any worse for wear.

Stage hands prepare the set for the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) © The Associated Press Stage hands prepare the set for the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) CHICAGO — Phoenix has won the No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft.

It's the first time the Suns will have the chance to make the first overall selection. The Suns had the right combination of pingpong balls pop up for them at the draft lottery on Tuesday night, a reward of sorts after a season where Phoenix had the NBA's worst record at 21-61.

Phoenix lost a coin flip for the top pick in 1969 to Milwaukee. The Bucks took Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The Suns took Neal Walk.

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Here are your odds for tonight’s NBA draft lottery … Technicality No. 2: If anyone leapfrogs Detroit and the Pistons drop to no. 9 or lower, Charlotte gets that pick (so somebody needs to flag down MJ on the ninth hole and tell him he might win a lottery pick tonight).

That's why I have Arizona's Deandre Ayton going No . 1 . He's not necessarily the player I'd take No . 1 . But he does appear to be the player Phoenix would take No . 1 if the Suns do indeed win the lottery next month and pick first on June 21.

Sacramento will pick No. 2 and Atlanta got the No. 3 pick — both of them moving up to get there. The top three spots were determined by the lottery, and then spots 4-14 fell in line of reverse order of record.

The draft is June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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