Before the 2023 NBA playoffs come to a close, the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery will take place a month before the 2023 NBA Draft. Even if the New York Knicks secure a playoff berth, the team could still have a lottery pick.
Here’s everything that Knicks fans need to know about the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery.
When is the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery?
The 2023 NBA Draft Lottery will take place on Tuesday, May 16.
Where does the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery take place?
The 2023 NBA Draft Lottery will be at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
How can I watch the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery?
Fans can watch the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery on ESPN. Coverage will start at 8 p.m. ET.
Do the Knicks have a pick in the Draft Lottery?
The 2023 top-10 protected pick that New York received from Dallas as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade could fall in lottery range (No. 11-No. 14).
Which players have the Knicks selected in the Draft Lottery in the past 10 years?
- 2022 NBA Draft: No. 11 pick Ousmane Dieng (the pick was traded to the Thunder on draft night)
- 2020 NBA Draft: No. 8 pick Obi Toppin
- 2019 NBA Draft: No. 3 pick RJ Barrett
- 2017 NBA Draft: No. 8 pick Frank Ntilikina
- 2015 NBA Draft: No. 4 pick Kristaps Porzingis
Only two of those players are still on New York’s roster (Toppin and Barrett).
When is the last time the Knicks had the No. 1 draft pick?
The last time New York had the No. 1 draft pick was in 1985 when the Knicks selected Patrick Ewing.
What are the NBA Draft Lottery odds?
The top three teams with the worst record will have the highest chance of getting the No. 1 draft pick.
- Team 1 (14%)
- Team 2 (14%)
- Team 3 (14%)
- Team 4 (12.5%)
- Team 5 (10.5%)
- Team 6 (9%)
- Team 7 (6.8%)
- Team 8 (6.7%)
- Team 9 (4.5%)
- Team 10 (3%)
- Team 11 (2%)
- Team 12 (1%)
- Team 13 (1%)
- Team 14 (1%)
Which players are projected to be selected in the NBA Draft Lottery?
Here are the top 14 players from The Ringer’s NBA Mock Draft:
- Victor Wembanyama (Metropolitans 92)
- Scoot Henderson (G League Ignite)
- Brandon Miller (Alabama)
- Amen Thompson (Overtime Elite)
- Jarace Walker (Houston)
- Ausar Thompson (Overtime Elite)
- Keyonte George (Baylor)
- Cam Whitmore (Villanova)
- Anthony Black (Arkansas)
- Gradey Dick (Kansas)
- Cason Wallace (Kentucky)
- Nick Smith Jr. (Arkansas)
- Jalen Hood-Schifino (Indiana)
- Taylor Hendricks (UCF)