The 2021 NBA Draft Lottery is on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Find out which teams have the most at stake with the complete list of odds.
Three years ago, the NBA changed its Draft Lottery system to provide each of the three worst teams in the regular season equal odds of landing the first overall pick. Since then, the league’s last-place team has not won the lottery. Sorry, Houston Rockets fans, that’s probably not the fun fact you wanted to hear. But perhaps this year will be different!
The Rockets, Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic each have a 14 percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick. However, with a little luck, there are 11 other teams who have a shot at winning the Cade Cunningham sweepstakes.
Complete NBA Draft Lottery odds
Here are the complete NBA Draft Lottery odds for each of the 14 teams that did not make the playoffs, according to Tankathon.
Numbers are expressed as a percentage chance. If a pick is not displayed, there is zero chance of that team landing that pick.
Effectively, the three worst teams have equal odds of landing the top-four picks. From there, the worst team, Houston, has the best odds of the fifth pick, as they cannot pick any lower than that. The Pistons cannot pick lower than sixth, and the Magic are guaranteed a pick in the top seven, etc.
If that all sounds complicated, have no fear. The ping pong balls will be drawn tomorrow night, and we’ll report the complete draft order right here at FanSided. You can also follow along on our Twitter feed beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET.
May the odds be ever in your favor.