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NBA Draft lottery 2021: Date, time, latest odds and TV info

As the NBA Playoffs roll on, 14 teams are looking towards the 2021 NBA Draft lottery with the hopes the ping pong balls will bounce their way. In a loaded draft class, many have reason to be excited about the opportunity to move up for a franchise talent.

A team has moved up to the No. 1 pick in each of the past two drafts. The Minnesota Timberwolves, holding the third-best odds, landed the No. 1 pick in 2020 and eventually drafted rookie sensation Anthony Edwards. A year prior, the NBA world exploded when the New Orleans Pelicans jumped six spots for the right to select Zion Williamson.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2021 NBA Draft lottery.

When is the NBA Draft lottery in 2021?

The NBA will hold its draft lottery on June 22, with a representative from all 14 teams in attendance. After the lottery is conducted in a private room, the results will be unveiled later that evening.

  • Date: Tuesday, June 22

Where to watch 2021 NBA Draft lottery?

NBA fans can watch the draft lottery on ESPN at 8:30 PM EST. While ESPN’s broadcast will start at that time, it will likely take at least 30 minutes before the NBA announces the full draft order.

  • Time: 8:30 PM EST
  • Channel: ESPN

Who is the best player in the 2021 NBA Draft?

Oklahoma State point guard is the consensus No. 1 prospect in this year’s draft class. Cunningham, age 19, starred as the Cowboys’ point guard this season. However, standing at 6-foot 8 with tremendous length and athleticism, he can play multiple positions

  • Cade Cunningham stats: 20.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.6 spg across 26 starts at Oklahoma State

Check out our latest 2021 NBA mock draft to learn more about the best players available this year.

2021 NBA Draft lottery odds

In an effort to reduce the incentive of teams tanking, the NBA changed its lottery odds before the 2020 NBA Draft. Under the new rules, the teams with the three worst records share the same odds for the No. 1 pick (14%) and staying in the top four (52%).

Here are each team’s lottery odds entering Tuesday night.

Houston Rockets

Detroit Pistons

  • No. 1 pick: 14%
  • No. 2 pick: 13.4%
  • No. 3 pick: 12.7%
  • No. 4 pick: 11.9%
  • No. 5 pick: 27.8%
  • No. 6 pick: 20.1%

Orlando Magic

  • No. 1 pick: 14%
  • No. 2 pick: 13.4%
  • No. 3 pick: 12.7%
  • No. 4 pick: 11.9%
  • No. 5 pick: 14.8%
  • No. 6 pick: 26%
  • No. 7 pick: 7.1%

Oklahoma City Thunder

  • No. 1 pick: 11.5%
  • No. 2 pick: 11.4%
  • No. 3 pick: 11.9%
  • No. 4 pick: 11%
  • No. 5 pick: 7.4%
  • No. 6 pick: 27.1%
  • No. 7 pick: 18%
  • No. 8 pick: 2.4%

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • No. 1 pick: 11.5%
  • No. 2 pick: 11.4%
  • No. 3 pick: 10.6%
  • No. 4 pick: 11%
  • No. 5 pick: 2.9%
  • No. 6 pick: 18.2%
  • No. 7 pick: 25.5%
  • No. 8 pick: 8.6%

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • No. 1 pick: 9%
  • No. 2 pick: 9.2%
  • No. 3 pick: 9.4%
  • No. 4 – 10: Belongs to Golden State Warriors

Toronto Raptors

  • No. 1 pick: 7.5%
  • No. 2 pick: 7.8%
  • No. 3 pick: 8.1%
  • No. 4 pick: 8.5%

Chicago Bulls

  • No. 1 pick: 4.5%
  • No. 2 pick: 4.8%
  • No. 3 pick: 6.7%
  • No. 4 pick: 5.7%

Sacramento Kings

  • No. 1 pick: 4.5%
  • No. 2 pick: 4.8%
  • No. 3 pick: 5.2%
  • No. 4 pick: 5.7%

New Orleans Pelicans

  • No. 1 pick: 4.5%
  • No. 2 pick: 4.8%
  • No. 3 pick: 3.6%
  • No. 4 pick: 5.7%

Charlotte Hornets

  • No. 1 pick: 1.8%
  • No. 2 pick: 2%
  • No. 3 pick: 2.4%
  • No. 4 pick: 2.5%

San Antonio Spurs

  • No. 1 pick: 1.7%
  • No. 2 pick: 1.9%
  • No. 3 pick: 1.6%
  • No. 4 pick: 2.4%

Indiana Pacers

  • No. 1 pick: 1%
  • No. 2 pick: 1.1%
  • No. 3 pick: 1.5%
  • No. 4 pick: 1.4%

Golden State Warriors

  • No. 1 pick: 0.5%
  • No. 2 pick: 0.6%
  • No. 3 pick: 0.6%
  • No. 4 pick: 0.7%