The NBA Draft Lottery takes place prior to the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers at approximately 8 p.m. Eastern. Here’s the details for tonight’s lottery.
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time: 8 p.m. Eastern (Prior to Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals)
TV Channel: ESPN
Odds: Sixers lead the lottery teams in the odds with a 25 percent chance of winning. The Lakers are next in line with a 19.9 percent chance of getting the first pick. You can find the odds for every team here.
Live Stream: ESPN will offer a live stream of the lottery on their Watch ESPN site and apps. Click here to find out all the details on streaming the lottery. You will need a username and password of a cable subscriber to access the stream.
Lottery Preview: It has become an annual tradition for basketball fans. Each year during the playoffs, the NBA hosts a draft lottery to determine the order of the first fourteen picks of the draft. The Sixers, Lakers and Celtics are the three teams with the greatest chance of winning the lottery.
Questions swirl around what player is considered the top prospect in the draft. Ben Simmons was once thought to be a lock for the distinction but has been criticized for the way he finished at LSU. Duke’s Brandon Ingram is seeing his stock rise and will battle Simmons for the top selection.
The draft takes place June 23 at the Barclays Center.