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2021 NBA Draft Lottery Preview: Will the Kings luck into the No. 1 pick?

The Kings’ draft fortune could continue its upward trajectory at the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday.

2020 NBA Draft Lottery Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images

It’s no secret that the NBA Draft is a sensitive subject for fans of the Sacramento Kings. However, if their first draft under Monte McNair was any indication of what’s to come for the team, then that may not be the case for much longer.

Tyrese Haliburton, who the Kings selected with No. 12 pick in last year’s draft, had a stellar rookie season, which ended with him getting named to the All-Rookie First Team. The Kings will be hoping to build on their success with a higher draft pick this year, but they won’t know where they’ll be picking in this year’s draft until the NBA Draft Lottery concludes on Tuesday.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery and where the Kings factor into it:

How to watch

What: The 2021 NBA Draft Lottery

Where: Barclays Center


Lottery odds

  1. Houston Rockets — 14.0%
  2. Detroit Pistons — 14.0%
  3. Orlando Magic — 14.0%
  4. Oklahoma City Thunder — 11.5%
  5. Cleveland Cavaliers — 11.5%
  6. Minnesota Timberwolves — 9.0%
  7. Toronto Raptors — 7.5%
  8. Chicago Bulls — 4.5%
  9. Sacramento Kings — 4.5%
  10. New Orleans Pelicans — 4.5%
  11. Charlotte Hornets — 1.8%
  12. San Antonio Spurs — 1.7%
  13. Indiana Pacers — 1.0%
  14. Golden State Warriors — 0.5%


Hakeem Olajuwan (Hawks)

Ben Wallace (Pistons)

Jeff Weltman (Magic)

Nazr Mohammed (Thunder)

Koby Altman (Cavaliers)

Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves)

Fred VanVleet (Raptors)

Marc Eversley (Bulls)

Monte McNair (Kings)

Swin Cash (Pelicans)

Miles Bridges (Hornets)

Peter J. Holt (Spurs)

Nancy Leonard (Pacers)

Rick Welts (Warriors)

The Kings’ odds of winning the No. 1 pick aren’t great, but stranger things have happened at the NBA Draft Lottery. Here’s to hoping for the best for a franchise that has some of the worst draft luck in the league’s history.