Lottery day is here, and you know what that means: The future of an NBA franchise will be determined by the bounce of ping-pong balls.
So to celebrate one of the most cruel and unusual days in sports, we ran tankathon.com's NBA draft lottery simulator 100 times to predict how tonight will play out. There's no science behind this. We literally hit "sim lottery" 100 times and wrote down the results.
Remember: This is the first year that the league's three worst teams (New York, Cleveland and Phoenix) all have an equal chance, 14%, to land the No. 1 overall pick (it used to be 25%, 19.9% and 15.6%), which will more than likely be used to select Duke sensation Zion Williamson in the June 20 draft.
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Chicago (12.5% chance for No. 1 pick): 19 wins
Cleveland (14%): 15 wins
Washington (9%): 12 wins
Atlanta (10.5%): 11 wins
New York (14%): 10 wins
Phoenix (14%): 10 wins
New Orleans (6%): Seven wins
Memphis (6%): Six wins
Dallas (6%): Five wins
Minnesota (3%): Two wins
Los Angeles Lakers (2%): One win
Charlotte (1%): One win
Miami (1%): One win
Yes, this isn't real, but imagining Williamson in Chicago — y'know, the city where Michael Jordan changed the game forever — is just too good. No pressure, kid.
Not a fan of the results? The actual lottery airs tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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