NBA Draft Lottery 2018: Phoenix Suns awarded No 1 pick

NBA draft lottery Phoenix Suns get first pick

NBA draft lottery Phoenix Suns get first pick

Jackson's presence along with extra ping pong balls finally delivered the top pick. Let us not forget the entire "Jimmermania" that occurred as he was expected to be a life savior to a franchise in distress. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, they will pick at number four, the final disappointment of a season that saw them lose 60 games. Between this selection along with the Sixers already having the No. 26 pick in the first round, Brett Brown's team has to love their current position, especially since their approach this time will be a little different thanks to the success from this past season. The 7ft 1in forward averaged 20 points previous year playing for the Wildcats in the Suns' home state Arizona. The GM says NY is 'in talent acquisition mode.' "We've got to get the highest level of talent that we can get on our roster and we'll figure out all of the positions once they get in there", he said on Alan Hahn's "Hahn Solo" radio show on ESPN 98.7 FM.

The stars couldn't have aligned better for the Suns on Tuesday night, as the struggling franchise won the draft lottery and earning the right to select first. "I think we'll have a great choice, no matter who we select".

The Suns also have the 16th overall pick, pick they got from a trade with the Miami Heat. The top three spots were determined by the lottery, and then spots 4-14 fell in line of reverse order of record.

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

Two of the three players and one of the picks (a future second rounder) the Cavs received for Irving - Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder - were traded again on February 8.

"I thought we were going to get No. 1, though, but it's OK", she said.

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The lottery has been around since 1985, was tweaked to a weighted system in 1990 and will be changing again next year in an effort to discourage teams from tanking.

It still would seem surprising if the Slovenian sensation decides to stay overseas for another year or two, as his National Basketball Association draft stock won't go any higher than it is right now.

"It's not a race", said Josh Jackson, who just completed his rookie season with Phoenix and is part of that young group that the Suns believe will get them back into the playoff mix before long.

Duke's Marvin Bagley III, Texas' Mohamed Bamba and Michigan State's Jaren Jackson Jr. are big men that could be off the board by the time Orlando is on the draft clock.

"Extremely excited", Jackson said after the Suns were announced as the victor. So the lottery lives up to its name; a random drawing that is based on luck and odds.

It might be a reach for him late in the first round, but Metu has strengths that would fit in well with the Celtics.

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