Orlando Magic won the long-awaited NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday and will be No. 1 overall in the 2022 NBA Draft scheduled for June 23. Of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, and Detroit Pistons Round Top 5.

This is the fourth time Magic has won first place overall, second only to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the lottery era. They chose Dwight Howard in 2004, the last time they first drafted. It would be a great success if they could get as good a person as Howard this time.

In this year’s draft, there is no clear overall first place, and different candidates have a wide range of positions and skills. Possible options include Gonzaga tycoon Chet Holmgren, Duke Forward Paolo Banchero, Auburn Forward Jabari Smith, and Purdue Guard Jaden Ivey.Holmgren was Kyle Boon’s number one pick Latest simulated draft Ivey is one of the top prospects in his Top 75 BigBoard.

NBA Draft Lottery Results

1. Magic
2. Thunder
3. Rocket
4. Kings
5. Piston
6. Pacers
7. Trail Blazers
8. Pelican (via Lakers)
9. Spurs
10. Wizard
11. Knicks
12. Thunder (via Clippers)
13. Hornets
14. Cavaliers

Here are some important points from the night:

Magic may be building something special

Magic set the second worst record in the league last season and missed the playoffs for the second year in a row to 22-60. This isn’t the ideal way to spend more than seven months, but all the losses were rewarded as we took first place overall on Tuesday night.

“Fans, organizations, it’s very exciting,” said Magic coach Jamal Mosley. “I have a lot of things to look forward to. It will be special.”

The coach is always optimistic about the future of his team, but Magic could really be trying to build something special. They chose two lotteries at Jalen Suggs and Franz Wagner last season, the latter of which will almost certainly join the All-Rookie Team.

Add Markelle Fultz, Wendell Carter Jr., Jonathan Isaac (if he plays basketball again), Cole Anthony, Chuma Okike, RJ Hampton, and the person who took first place this year. talent. There is no guarantee in the NBA, but Magic can be pretty fun in the next few years.

Kings jumps to 4th place

It wasn’t a big surprise as the lottery was mostly formed on Tuesday night. Still, there was some movement. Most notably, Sacramento Kings, who had the seventh worst record in the league last season, jumped to fourth place overall.

This is a bit of a good result for a team that hasn’t had much luck or success in the last few years. Especially given that this class of consensus stop 4 seems to exist, Chet Homgren, Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith and Jaden Ivey.

The Kings haven’t played off since 2006, the longest drought in the league. They made a clear push to change last season by exchanging Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield for Indiana Pacers for Domantas Sabonis. It didn’t work last season, but adding top four picks could help us get back into the playoffs in the future.

No luck with the Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers have returned to the lottery for the first time since drafting Damian Lillard in 2012 after eight playoffs. He attended on behalf of them on Tuesday but couldn’t bring them good luck as they fell to 7th overall.

It wasn’t a big dip, but it set the sixth worst record last season, but it didn’t get the big jumps we expected and eventually we had to change the team.

After Lillard had abdominal surgery, they not only decided to put them in a tank, but also came to the conclusion that their core was not enough. They will trade with CJ McCollum, Norman Powell, Larry Nance Jr. and Robert Covington, and Jusuf Nurkić will be a free agent. This would be a busy summer for the club as they are trying to rebuild around Lillard, and jumping into the top 3 or 4 of the lottery would have been a big help.


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