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NBA Draft Lottery odds tracker: Suns sniffing three first-round picks

NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum announces the pick for the Phoenix Suns at the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

A quite of few moving parts will dictate how the 2018 NBA Draft goes.

The records for struggling teams will give them better odds to win the NBA Draft Lottery. Approximately a third of the first-round picks could convey to teams after the original owner of the pick traded it to another team — with or without protections.

For the Phoenix Suns, there’s a lot riding on the performances of others.

That’s not to mention the Suns’ own pick is likely to end up as the most valuable of all.

As the final month of the NBA season plays out, we’ll be keeping track of Phoenix’s pick, plus its other first-round selections acquired in trades that could convey. Here’s a tracker atop the NBA lottery standings and at the middle of the first round, where the Suns could land two more picks.

Own pick

Best lottery odds Team Record

Phoenix Suns

2 Memphis Grizzlies 19-50
3 Atlanta Hawks 20-50
4 Orlando Magic 21-49
T-5 Cleveland Cavaliers (via Nets) 22-48
T-5 Dallas Mavericks 22-48
7 Sacramento Kings 23-48

Heat and Bucks picks

– Miami’s pick owed to Phoenix from the Goran Dragic trade is top-7 protected.

– Milwaukee’s pick traded in the Eric Bledsoe deal will only convey to the Suns if it falls from the 11th pick to the 16th pick.

Best lottery odds Team Record
13 Denver Nuggets 38-32
14 Los Angeles Clippers 37-31
Non-lottery draft position

Phoenix Suns (via Heat)


Phoenix Suns (via Bucks)

17 Philadelphia 76ers 38-30
18 Chicago Bulls (via New Orleans) 39-30

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