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NBA Draft Lottery 2019: How to watch, odds for Zion Williamson’s next team

May 14 (UPI) — The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery takes place Tuesday in Chicago. UPI has you covered with how to watch and the odds for teams hoping to land Duke star Zion Williamson.

Williamson is expected to be the No. 1 overall selection in the 2019 NBA Draft, which takes place June 20.

The New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns each have equal odds — at 14 percent — for a chance to earn the No. 1 overall pick. The Chicago Bulls have the fourth-best chance at getting the No. 1 pick at 12.5 percent. The Atlanta Hawks round out the top five teams with the best chance at landing the top pick at 10.5 percent.

The current format, which was approved in 2017, ensures the team with the worst record will receive no worse than the No. 5 overall pick.

BetOnline.AG has the Knicks as the best bet (+350) to land Williamson, the presumed No. 1 pick. The Cavaliers and Suns are both at +600, according to the sportsbook. The Bulls (+700) and Hawks (+800) round out the top five best bets to land the Duke star.

Murray State’s Ja Morant and Duke star R.J. Barrett are also expected to be top-three picks in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Other teams with long odds at landing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft

Washington Wizards — 9 percent

New Orleans Pelicans 6 percent

Memphis Grizzlies — 6 percent

Dallas Mavericks — 6 percent

Minnesota Timberwolves — 3 percent

Los Angeles Lakers — 2 percent

Charlotte Hornets — 1 percent

Miami Heat — 1 percent

Sacramento Kings — 1 percent

How to watch the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

What: 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

When: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Hilton Chicago


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