NBA Draft Lottery: Pistons have good shot at getting top pick again

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The NBA Draft Lottery will take place Tuesday night before the start of the Eastern Conference Finals series between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics.

Neither the Heat nor the Celtics are eligible to get a lottery pick. The teams that have the best odds to get the No. 1 pick of the 2022 draft had the worst win-loss records during the 2021-22 season.

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Chet Holmgren #34 of Gonzaga Bulldogs looks up while taking on the Georgia State Panthers during the first round of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament held at the Moda Center on March 17, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.

Chet Holmgren #34 of Gonzaga Bulldogs looks up while taking on the Georgia State Panthers during the first round of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the Moda Center on March 17, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.
(Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Here are the teams who have the best odds of getting the No. 1 pick.

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An overall view of the stage at the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery on May 14, 2019 at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.

An overall view of the stage at the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery on May 14, 2019 at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.
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The Clippers’ first-round pick will go to the Thunder, and the Lakers’ first-round pick will go to the New Orleans Pelicans, who were the No. 8 seed in the playoffs this season.

The Draft Lottery is being held in Chicago, and the draft will take place in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on June 23.

The Pistons had the top pick last year and chose Cade Cunningham. The Rockets had the No. 2 pick and selected Jalen Green. Scottie Barnes, who was the No. 4 pick by the Toronto Raptors, won the NBA Rookie of the Year.

Chet Holmgren #34 of Gonzaga Bulldogs looks up while taking on the Georgia State Panthers during the first round of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament held at the Moda Center on March 17, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.

Chet Holmgren #34 of Gonzaga Bulldogs looks up while taking on the Georgia State Panthers during the first round of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the Moda Center on March 17, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.
(Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

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Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren, Auburn’s Jabari Smith, Duke’s Paolo Banchero and A.J. Griffin and Purdue’s Jaden Ivey are among the top prospects entering the draft this yer.



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