NBA Draft Lottery: Winners and Losers as Draft Order Is Set

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The NBA draft lottery is officially over and the Sacramento Kings now walk away with the second overall pick in this year's draft!

A couple of players who could be within the Grizzlies reach at No. 4 may or may not make themselves available. He'd be a nice long-term pick-and-roll partner for De'Aaron Fox, the Kings' point guard of the future, and has the chance to be a superstar, if he develops properly.

It won't be surprising at all if Gilgeous-Alexander climbs up draft boards as this process play out, just as he did all season at Kentucky in becoming the team's top National Basketball Association talent after being an afterthought in that regard coming into the season. The playoffs consists of the top eight-seeded teams from the Eastern and Western Conference.

The Phoenix Suns won the NBA Draft Lottery and will have the first overall pick in next month's draft.

The Kings' run in the lottery is even longer. In a span of a few weeks, they've watched their head coach Mike Budenholzer resign and their Point guard Dennis Schroder voice his discontent of being apart of a potential tanking operation and began suggesting the teams he would like to be traded to.

Of course, Ayton isn't a ideal prospect. The 7ft 1in forward averaged 20 points previous year playing for the Wildcats in the Suns' home state Arizona.

Whoever they choose to select, it'll be exciting for Suns fans as they'll have another huge talent to pair with Devin Booker. All bets are that either Ayton or Duke Sensation Marvin Bagley will fall in their lap at three and they can build there from the inside out.

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The ping pong balls have been pulled and we now know that the Orlando Magic hold the 6th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Memphis had the second-best chance of securing the first overall pick and the second-best chance of landing a top-three pick. While the Wildcats ended up getting bounced by Buffalo in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Ayton still scored highly with KenPom's player ratings (seventh in the site's player of the year metric) and was a highly efficient player overall.

He was the No. 1 player coming out of high school, according to Rivals. The Sixers received the 2017 No. 1 pick for the No. 3 choice and a 2018 or 2019 protected pick.

Winning the lottery means that the Suns will now have to make arguably the most important decision in their history, as they will have to evaluate the prospects who have entered the draft and determine which one is going to be the best fit for their team moving forward.

This is a little higher than Bates-Diop has been projected to go (which would be bad for the Wizards, for whom he seems like a flawless fit).

Once the first three selections are decided (via a series of number combinations) - the remaining order is determined by what their odds were. They can hope for a similar outcome here by taking Williams with their second pick in a row.

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