Phoenix Suns to pick 13th in 2015 NBA Draft
Lady Luck was not on the Phoenix Suns’ side Tuesday, as they failed to move up in the NBA Draft Lottery.
Phoenix’s card was the second one revealed, meaning they will have the 13th pick in June’s draft.
Based on their 39-43 record, which was the second-best among teams that failed to make the playoffs, that is exactly where they are supposed to be selecting from.
The Suns’ odds of moving up were not particularly good to begin with, as they had just a 2.18 percent chance of jumping into the top three. That number fell to 0.6 percent for landing the top overall selection.
Barring a trade, 2015 will be the third time in five seasons the Suns have selected 13th overall. In 2011 they chose Kansas’ Markieff Morris and in 2012 they tabbed Kendall Marshall out of North Carolina.
The entire lottery order is as follows:
1. Minnesota Timberwolves
2. Los Angeles Lakers
3. Philadelphia 76ers
4. New York Knicks
5. Orlando Magic
6. Sacramento Kings
7. Denver Nuggets
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Charlotte Hornets
10. Miami Heat
11. Indiana Pacers
12. Utah Jazz
13. Phoenix Suns
14. Oklahoma City Thunder