NBA draft order: Pelicans land No. 1 pick in shocker - Josh Loe

NBA draft order: Pelicans land No. 1 pick in shocker

The NBA draft order is officially set and it is a stunner!

The draft lottery took place Thursday night, and the new, revised lottery odds threw a major wrench into things.

The New Orleans Pelicans were the big winners of the night by landing the No. 1 pick, and thus, as many assume, the rights to draft Duke superstar Zion Williamson. The Pelicans began the night with just a 6% chance at the top pick.

The Phoenix Suns were arguably the biggest losers, as they fell to sixth. They were tied with the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers for the best odds at No. 1, but fell five spots, as a result of the new, revised lottery odds.

Here’s the full order:

  1. New Orleans Pelicans
  2. Memphis Grizzlies
  3. New York Knicks
  4. Los Angeles Lakers
  5. Cleveland Cavaliers
  6. Phoenix Suns
  7. Chicago Bulls
  8. Atlanta Hawks
  9. Washington Wizards
  10. Atlanta Hawks
  11. Minnesota Timberwolves
  12. Charlotte Hornets
  13. Miami Heat
  14. Boston Celtics

The draft will take place on June 20.

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