For the ninth time in 10 years, the Sacramento Kings will be at the NBA Draft Lottery after missing out on the postseason for an NBA-record 16th-straight year. The Kings will be hoping to beat the odds and leapfrog to the No. 1 overall pick, but like any lottery, they’ll need luck on their side.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Kings at the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery:
When: Tuesday, May 17
Where: McCormick Place in Chicago
How to watch: ESPN
Odds for the No. 1 pick:
- Houston Rockets: 14%
- Orlando Magic: 14%
- Detroit Pistons: 14%
- Oklahoma City Thunder: 12.5%
- Indiana Pacers: 10.5%
- Portland Trail Blazers: 9%
- Sacramento Kings: 7.5%
- Thunder: 6%
- San Antonio Spurs: 4.5%
- Washington Wizards: 3% chance
- New York Knicks: 2%
- Thunder (via Los Angeles Clippers): 1.5%
- Charlotte Hornets: 1%
- Cleveland Cavaliers: 0.5%
The last time out: In 2021, the Kings went into the Draft Lottery with the ninth-best odds to win the No. 1 overall pick and though they didn’t fall in the order, they didn’t move up either. Suffice to say, they’ll be hoping to move up a few spots this year.
Who’s representing the Kings?: Domantas Sabonis will be in Chicago to represent the Kings at the Lottery. Monte McNair represented the Kings last year.
When is the 2022 NBA Draft?: The 2022 NBA Draft will take place at the Barclays Center on June 23.