The 2017 NBA Draft lottery is underway on Tuesday, May 16. At the end of the night, the official draft order for the 2017 NBA Draft will be known.
The lottery is held every year with the teams with the worst records having the best odds of landing those first three selections. While it helps to have the highest odds, rarely does that guarantee the first pick. The lack of a guaranteed No. 1 overall pick is supposed to discourage teams from losing on purpose, which has been labeled “tanking.”
Below find a schedule, list of lottery teams, lottery odds and pick protections.
What channel is the 2017 NBA Draft lottery on?
The lottery takes place on Tuesday, May 16. ESPN will air the lottery at 8:30 p.m. ET.
How can I watch the 2017 NBA Draft lottery online?
Fans can tune into the event on WatchESPN starting at 8:30 p.m..
What are the 2017 NBA Draft lottery odds?
|Team||No. 1 pick odds||Top-3 pick odds|
|L.A. Lakers||15.6 %||46.9%|
* — Celtics can swap their first-round pick for the Brooklyn Nets’ pick.
What teams are in the 2017 NBA Draft lottery?
The teams in the lottery are those that did not make the playoffs: Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans, Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat.
The Boston Celtics are in the playoffs but hold an option on the Brooklyn Nets’ first-round pick.
Which 2017 NBA Draft lottery picks have been traded?
- The Brooklyn Nets had the worst record in the 2016-17 season but continue to pay for a disastrous trade. In June 2013, the Nets acquired a package of players that included aging stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from the Boston Celtics. In return, Boston got a package of players. But the gems in the deal were first-round picks. The Celtics got the Nets’ 2014, ’16 and ’18 picks and the option to swap first-round picks in 2017. Boston rebuilt and had the best record in the Eastern Conference in 2016-17. The Nets essentially swapped their future for fading stars.
- The Los Angeles Lakers can lose their first-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers if the pick lands outside the top 3. If the 76ers win the lottery, there is a chance they could have the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks.
- The 76ers potentially can swap picks with the Sacramento Kings if the Kings get a higher pick. Should the Kings fall out of the top 10, unlikely given they have the No. 8 pick and would need two teams seeded lower than them to jump into the top 3, their pick goes to the Chicago Bulls.
- The New Orleans Pelicans lose their pick to the Kings unless they land in the top 3.