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Lottery Results: Orlando Magic Receive No. 1 Pick in 2022 NBA Draft

The Orlando Magic will have this year's No. 1 selection. How did the rest of the field fall?

The NBA Draft is just over a month away, yet we now know the order of the top 14 selections.

On Tuesday night, the NBA's lottery system used to determine the order of draft selections from No. 14-1 unveiled the Orlando Magic would possess this year's first-overall pick.

This will be just the fourth time in Magic history where Orlando will have the first pick in the NBA draft, as previous results have yielded players such as Dwight Howard (2004), Chris Webber (1993) and Shaquille O'Neal (1992). 

Senior NBA writer for The Athletic John Hollinger offered the following on what Orlando could do with the pick:

"Good problem to have and all, but this is a pretty weird dilemma for Orlando. All their best players are big already; the thing they need are wings and guards.

"But they're desperate enough for talent at any spot that picking Jabari Smith, Jr. (or Chet Homgren, or Paolo Banchero) remains their best option, even if those players overlap with the already established frontcourt core of Wendell Carter, Jr., Johnathan Isaac, Franz Wagner and Chuma Okeke.

"One thing seems certain: free agent center Mo Bamba seems even less likely to be back than he was already."

The Magic (14%) were tied with the Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons for the highest odds to receive the number one pick. Oklahoma City (12.5%) and Indiana (10.5%) were closely behind in the running. 

The rest of the lottery is as followed:

NBA Lottery


NBA Lottery Results

1. Orlando 
2. Oklahoma City 
3. Houston 
4. Sacramento 
5. Detroit 
6. Indiana
7. Portland
8. Los Angeles Lakers (to New Orleans)
9. San Antonio
10. Washington
11. New York
12. LA Clippers (to Oklahoma City)
13. Charlotte
14. Cleveland

The Phoenix Suns do not have any picks in the 2022 NBA Draft. Their first-round pick belongs to the Thunder thanks to the Chris Paul trade, and their second-round selection was used to acquire Torrey Craig from the Indiana Pacers. 

The 2022 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, June 23 and will be televised on ABC/ESPN. 


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