2022 NBA Draft Lottery: Live Scores, Draft Order, Start Time, News, Odds Led by Rockets, Magic, Pistons


The Eastern Conference Finals are set to begin on Tuesday, with Game 1 between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, but that’s not the only reason it’s one of the biggest nights in the game. NBA schedule. Ahead of the game, the league will hold the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery, where we’ll learn which team will have the No. 1 overall pick in next month’s draft.

There are a number of talented prospects in this year’s class, including Gonzaga big man Chet Holmgren, Duke forward Paolo Banchero, Auburn forward Jabari Smith and Purdue guard Jaden Ivey. These four cover all possible positions and skills, and which one ends up going first will largely depend on which team gets the first pick.

The Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons finished with the league’s three worst records during the regular season and have an equal 14% chance of winning the lottery. If the Pistons are lucky again, they will be the first team since the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013 and 2014 to win the lottery back-to-back.

NBA Draft Lottery Odds for the No. 1 Pick

  • Houston, Orlando, Detroit – 14%
  • Oklahoma City – 12.5%
  • Indiana – 10.5%
  • Portland – 9%
  • Sacramento – 7.5%
  • LA Lakers (to New Orleans or Memphis) – 6%
  • San Antonio – 4.5%
  • Washington – 3%
  • New York – 2%
  • LA Clippers (to Oklahoma City) – 1.5%
  • Charlotte – 1%
  • Cleveland-0.5%


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