Sacramento Moves Up in NBA Lottery, Will Pick Second in Draft

Sacramento Moves Up in NBA Lottery, Will Pick Second in Draft

Sacramento Moves Up in NBA Lottery, Will Pick Second in Draft

Atlanta got the No. 3 pick - moving up with the Kings to get there. But what makes the situation for both those clubs so scary for the rest of the East is that both still have a bevy of projected top-tier draft picks headed their way over the next few seasons.

"He's got so much potential", Jackson said. Luka Doncic, a 19-year-old Slovenian star, is also considered among the top choices, along with the likes of Michigan State center Jaren Jackson Jr., Duke forward Marvin Bagley III and Missouri forward Michael Porter.

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 21, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and televised on ESPN at 4 p.m. (Phoenix time).

The Sacramento Kings, the Atlanta Hawks, the Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks will round out the top five picks.

"No big deal. It's a deep draft", Kings vice president and general manager Vlade Divac said.

After landing the No. 3 overall pick two years ago - used to select Jaylen Brown - and the No. 1 overall pick last year - traded for the No. 3 pick from Philadelphia and used to select Jayson Tatum - the franchise will have to wait a year to cash in on the extra pick it received from the 76ers.

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Following the selection of the top three draft picks, the remaining teams who did not make the National Basketball Association playoffs were put into inverse order of their win-loss record to determine the order of picks. "You can not develop guys if you don't teach them how to win".

There was also the draft lottery party in Talking Stick Resort Arena, and you better believe it was hype when the announcement came.

The Hawks, like the Suns, got their lottery result one day after introducing a new coach.

"Jami Gertz owns the Hawks?!?" one Twitter user wrote.

In April, Ayton said in an interview with CBS Sports Radio that he could see himself playing with the Suns and form a "Shaq and Kobe 2.0" duo with Phoenix's Devin Booker. Championships down the road, sooner than later.

The Suns have been in the NBA Draft Lottery the past eight years, as the team hasn't made the playoffs since the 2009-10 season.

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