What time is the NBA draft lottery? What are the NBA lottery odds?


What time is the NBA Draft Lottery? Learn all there is to know about the draft that will decide where the highest-rated rookies will play next season.

What time is the NBA Draft Lottery?

The 2023 NBA Draft is the most-anticipated draft since 2003, when the Cleveland Cavaliers selected LeBron James with the No. 1 overall pick. Victor Wembanyama, the 7-foot-4 French phenom, is the best prospect to hit the NBA since James, and he’s projected as a generational talent who could change the trajectory of any team that lands the No. 1 pick.

Victor Wembanyama
Victor Wembanyama

Many teams made moves this past offseason and during the regular season to position themselves in favorable spots to land Wembanyama. Here, we will take a look at the teams that have the best odds to land the coveted prospect from France, how the draft lottery works and other top prospects in the draft after Wembanyama. Here is everything viewers need to know about NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night.

The 2023 NBA Draft Lottery will be held at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday on ESPN. The lottery itself will take place at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

How does the NBA Draft Lottery work?

The draft lottery results will be broadcast live with NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum revealing the sealed envelopes, announcing the draft lottery results in descending order.

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Prior to the broadcast, the actual lottery to determine picks 1 through 4 takes place in a separate room with NBA officials and representatives of participating teams, select media and the accounting firm Ernst & Young, which oversees the drawings.

For the actual lottery, 14 Ping-Pong balls are dropped in a lottery machine while a league representative randomly selects four balls, revealing a four-number combination. There are 1,001 possible combinations with 1,000 of those combinations being assigned to 14 participating lottery teams. If the same team’s combination comes up more than once, the result is discarded and another four-ball combination is drawn. After the first four picks are determined, the remaining picks are ranked in inverse order, based on win/loss record.

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