Ten players in the 2018 NBA Draft who fit the Cavaliers

Mae Harvey
May 15, 2018

The Kings' 2018 NBA Draft positioning will be determined Tuesday night at the annual NBA Draft Lottery. If it is not, then all they can do is look back on potential losses got away from them in the regular season.

The NBA Draft Lottery is set to take place at 4:30 PM PT on ESPN. Last year, it was Joel Embiid, in 2016 it was Brett Brown and 2015 was Nerlens Noel.

They have the seventh-best odds to win the lottery (5.3 percent), and they have an 18.3 percent chance to get a top-three pick.

More likely outcomes are that the Magic will obtain the fifth pick (a 26.2 percent chance) or the sixth pick (a 35.9 percent chance).

The top players in this year's draft class are commonly thought to be Arizona big man Deandre Ayton, Real Madrid guard Luka Doncic or bigs Marvin Bagley III of Duke, Mohamed Bamba of Texas and Jaren Jackson Jr. of Michigan State.

The annual articles about how the Wolves have never improved their pre-lottery position - and in many cases have moved down from their spot, costing them a chance to draft everyone from Shaquille O'Neal to Kyrie Irving - will remain dusty for at least this year. If New York lands the No. 1 overall pick, it will be the second time in franchise history that they did so.

Including 1985, the Knicks have selected in the top 10 nine times. However, those times seem to be behind the Knicks, as they have all of their first round selections for the foreseeable future. Oladipo, the best of the bunch, isn't with the team anymore. Frank Ntilikina, the No. 8 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has the tools to become a two-way player once he develops.

The Knicks will have a chance to add another young building block to their roster in June.

It may be harder for them to know what he wants to do ...

Other reports by

Discuss This Article