The Phoenix Suns will take part in the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday, May 17 in hopes of landing the No. 1 overall pick for the first time in franchise history.
The Suns have held the No. 2 overall pick twice, 1969 and 1987, in their franchise history, but have never had the No. 1 overall pick. Phoenix will look to turn their draft lottery luck around on Tuesday and land the No. 1 pick.
Phoenix finished with the fourth worst record in the NBA this season. They have a 37.8 percent chance to move up into the top-three picks and an 11.9 percent chance of getting the No. 1 pick. Phoenix can not fall further than seventh overall.
The Suns will also have the Washington Wizards first round pick, as long as the pick does not land in the top-nine in the draft lottery. Currently, there is a 96 percent chance that the pick stays at 13th overall. In addition, the Suns have the rights to the Cavaliers 28th overall pick and then their own second-round pick, which will be the 34th overall pick.
You can conduct your own draft lottery in the NBA Draft Lottery Simulation on basketball.realgm.com. We ran the simulation 50 times and here were the results for where the Suns landed in the 50 simulations…
No. 1 Pick: 4/50 (8 percent)
No. 2 Pick: 5/50 (10 percent)
No. 3 Pick: 7/50 (14 percent)
No. 4 Pick: 2/50 (4 percent)
No. 5 Pick: 16/50 (32 percent)
No. 6 Pick: 14/50 (28 percent)
No. 7 Pick: 2/50 (4 percent)
Devin Booker, Suns first round pick in 2014, will be on hand to represent the Suns for the draft lottery. The NBA Draft lottery will take place at 4:45 p.m. in New York City and the NBA Draft will be on June 23 in Brooklyn.