2019 NBA Draft Lottery Results: Pelicans Get No. 1 Pick, Suns Fall, Lakers Rise


The NBA Draft Lottery never disappoints and that was certainly the case Tuesday night as the New Orleans Pelicans were awarded the No. 1 overall pick.

It was the first time in franchise history that the Pelicans have the No. 1 pick. New Orleans had just a six percent chance of landing the top pick coming into the draft, but as the saying goes, “may the odds be ever in your favor.”

Rounding out the top five were the Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Despite having the worst record in the NBA and the best odds to receive the top pick, Knicks fans had to settle for the No. 3 pick. However, for Lakers fans, Tuesday night could have not gone much better as they made the biggest leap of the night going from a projected No. 11 slot, all the way up to No. 4. According to prognosticators, the Lakers had just a 9.4% chance of jumping into the top four, but that’s all they needed.

The biggest loser of the night were the Phoenix Suns, who had the second-worst record in the regular season, and a 14 percent chance of getting the No. 1 pick. After receiving the No. 1 pick last year, the ping pong balls did not bounce their way as they slid all the way down to No. 6.

Here is the full list of the NBA Draft order:

First Round

1. New Orleans
2. Memphis
3. New York
4. Los Angeles Lakers
5. Cleveland
6. Phoenix
7. Chicago
8. Atlanta
9. Washington
10. Atlanta (from Dallas)
11. Minnesota
12. Charlotte
13. Miami
14. Boston (from Sacramento via Philadelphia)
15. Detroit
16. Orlando
17. Brooklyn
18. Indiana
19. San Antonio
20. Boston (from LA Clippers via Memphis)
21. Oklahoma City
22. Boston
23. Utah
24. Philadelphia
25. Portland
26. Cleveland (from Houston)
27. Brooklyn (from Denver)
28. Golden State
29. San Antonio (from Toronto)
30. Milwaukee

Second Round

31. Brooklyn (from New York via Philadelphia)
32. Phoenix
33. Philadelphia (from Cleveland via Orlando and New York)
34. Philadelphia (from Chicago via Los Angeles Lakers)
35. Atlanta
36. Charlotte (from Washington via Orlando, Denver and Atlanta)
37. Dallas
38. Chicago (from Memphis)
39. New Orleans
40. Sacramento (from Minnesota via Portland and Cleveland)
41. Atlanta (from Los Angeles Lakers via Cleveland and Indiana)
42. Philadelphia (from Sacramento via Brooklyn and Milwaukee)
43. Minnesota (from Miami via Charlotte)
44. Atlanta (from Charlotte)
45. Detroit
46. Orlando (from Brooklyn via Memphis and Charlotte)
47. Sacramento (from Orlando via New York)
48. LA Clippers
49. San Antonio
50. Indiana
51. Boston
52. Charlotte (from Oklahoma City)
53. Utah
54. Philadelphia
55. New York (from Houston)
56. LA Clippers (from Portland via Detroit and Orlando)
57. New Orleans (from Denver via Milwaukee)
58. Golden State
59. Toronto
60. Sacramento (from Milwaukee)

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