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For the second straight year, the Atlanta Hawks are not in the NBA Draft Lottery. That's great news because it means the team is competitive and moving in the right direction. When the Hawks defeated the Charlotte Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers in the Play-In Tournament, it sealed them out of the lottery.

While it's official that the Hawks have the 16th and 44th overall picks, fans still have a vested interest in how the ping pong balls bounce tonight. Let's look at what the Hawks have to gain and lose tonight.

Feb 16, 2022; Orlando, Florida, USA; Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony (50) shoots a layup against the Atlanta Hawks during the first quarter at Amway Center.
Mar 30, 2022; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Aleksej Pokusevski (17) drives to the basket against Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) during the first quarter at Paycom Center.
Odds for the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery provided by Tankathon.

The NBA Draft Lottery will be aired live on ESPN at 7:00 p.m. eastern. As always, we will be live-tweeting it. Stay locked into for breaking news, highlights, and analysis.

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