The 2021 NBA Draft Lottery will take place on Tuesday and the Sacramento Kings will be represented by their new general manager Monte McNair, according to a report from Jason Andersen of the Sacramento Bee. De’Aaron Fox was the virtual representative last year.
McNair wasn’t with the Kings when they won the No. 12 pick at last year’s lottery, as he was hired the following month, but he was the team’s general manager when Tyrese Haliburton fell to them on draft night, so the hope is that he can bring some of his draft luck to this year’s lottery.
The Kings will have the ninth-best odds at the lottery, which means they’ll have a 20.3% chance of breaking into the top-four and a 4.5% chance of winning the No. 1 overall pick. The last time the Kings had the No. 1 overall pick was in 1989 and they used it to draft Louisville big man Pervis Ellison.
The Kings’ chances of winning the No. 1 pick may be slim, but until their name is called and their team logo is shown on that panel, they’re not impossible. Even if they don’t win the No. 1 pick, this year’s draft class is still filled with talented young prospects and the Kings could use that at every position; even the guard spots.
The NBA Draft Lottery will be televised nationally on ESPN at 5:30 p.m. PT.