The New Orleans Pelicans have gained the 2019 NBA Draft lottery and, presumably, the proper to draft Duke star Zion Williamson.
The total order is out and the Pelicans have been the large winners this yr as that they had a 6.zero p.c likelihood to land the highest decide. The Memphis Grizzlies landed the second decide, whereas the New York Knicks wound up third, the Los Angeles Lakers are fourth and the Cleveland Cavaliers are at No. 5.
The massive losers on the night time have been the Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls. The suns had a 14.zero p.c likelihood to wind up with the highest decide, which was the very best proportion out there. They wound up dropping to the sixth decide. In the meantime, the Bulls had a 12.5 p.c likelihood (fourth-best odds) at touchdown the highest decide and fell all the best way to seventh.
The Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards have been additionally huge losers. The Hawks had a fifth-best odds at 10.5 p.c and so they tumbled all the best way to the eighth decide, Whereas the Wizards had the sixth-best odds (9.zero p.c) and dropped to ninth.
The brand new lottery system clearly had a huge effect on the outcomes, as groups that tanked big-time wound up not being rewarded. In the meantime, the Lakers (who had simply the 11th-best odds) moved up seven spots.