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NBA Draft Lottery: What Sixers fans need to know

Andrew Porter
May 14, 2019 - 9:18 am

The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery has recently, at least over the past handful of years, become a very important night for the Philadelphia 76ers and their fan base. 

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Tonight, it's not as momentous, but there is still some intrigue to it. 

Here's what Sixers fans need to know for tonight's NBA Draft Lottery: 

What: NBA Draft Lottery

Where: Chicago, ESPN

When: Tuesday, May 14th at 8:30pm 

Sixers scenarios: The Sixers will get the Kings' pick only if Sacramento wins the lottery and obtains the first overall pick. The Kings are in the No. 14 slot, giving them a 1.0% chance at the No. 1 overall pick. Otherwise, the Celtics will get the Kings' pick (via the Markelle Fultz trade). 

Other picks: The Sixers currently own the 24th pick (it will convey to Boston if the Sixers get the No. 1 overall pick) and four second rounds picks in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Obviously it's a big year for the No. 1 overall pick, with highly coveted prospect Zion Williamson entering the NBA. 

Williamson, 18, is maybe the most hyped basketball teenager since LeBron James. In 29 games at Duke this season, Williamson has averaged 22.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.2 steals, and 1.8 blocks while shooting a ridiculous 69.3-percent from the field, 65.4-percent from the line, and a respectively 31.5-percent from three. The 6-7, 285 pound high-flying forward is a walking highlight reel.