NBA Draft Lottery results: Pistons take No. 1 pick, Warriors with 7th and 14th
The NBA Draft lottery came and went on Tuesday night right before the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers faced off in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. Some teams left ecstatic, and some left disappointed with where the ping pong balls landed for them.
With Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Jalen Suggs, and Evan Mobley being the consensus top-four picks in the upcoming NBA Draft, their future employers were narrowed down a bit on Tuesday after the ping-pong balls dropped.
Here are the results of the NBA Draft Lottery.
2021 NBA Draft Lottery order
7. Warriors (from Timberwolves)
8. Magic (from Bulls)
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) June 23, 2021
The Golden State Warriors, who finished as the 8th seed in the Western Conference before losing in the play-in tournament to the Memphis Grizzlies, have walked away with the 14th and 7th (via Minnesota Timberwolves) picks.
The 7th pick in the draft goes to the Golden State Warriros (via Wolves)
— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 23, 2021
With the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, and Detroit Pistons going in with the highest odds of taking home the number one pick, it was Motor City who got the top choice, and it seems all but likely that Oklahoma State star Cade Cunningham will be joining them when the draft rolls around.
Now that the lottery results are in, it is time to examine who fits where and keep an eye on the NBA Combine, with the date of the NBA Draft slated for Thursday, July 29, at the Barclays Center.