The NBA Draft lottery is scheduled for Tuesday, so we will finally know the winner of the Wembanyama sweepstakes. At 7-foot-4 and with a wide array of skills, Wembanyama is viewed as the top prospect since a kid from Akron who goes by LeBron James, selected No. 1 overall in 2003.
And once the lottery is complete, get ready for the rumors to start flying. Any team drafting after No. 2 or 3 could make its pick available in trades. And with the likes of “win-now” talents such as G League Ignite guard Scoot Henderson and Alabama forward Brandon Miller, playoff contenders will certainly come calling.
But, of course, it all starts with Wembanyama.
- Henderson is receiving training resources and support from Warriors star Stephen Curry, per Janie McCauley of the Associated Press. “Just getting this early training and early knowledge from Steph mentoring me and the people around him, it’s a blessing,” Henderson said. “Me just turning 19, just getting that knowledge early, it’s really cool.”
- In case you missed it, we have the entire list of NBA Combine participants right here. The Combine tipped off Monday.
- The Pistons, Rockets and Spurs are tied for the best odds to win the top pick at 14 percent apiece. But as we’ve seen, that often means little. We have the full odds in the image below.
The 2023 NBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm will be held tomorrow night in Chicago and air live at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Below are the 2023 lottery probabilities for each of the 14 teams ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/3XGjp5hLkW
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