Four disappointing scenarios for 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

Four disappointing scenarios for 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

Whichever team earns the No. 1 overall pick will get a shot to draft Duke's Zion Williamson, one of the most-hyped draft prospects in a long time.

If the Hawks land this year's first pick in the draft they will draft Zion and become an even more attractive location for this year's free agent class. They've fallen back on multiple occasions, perhaps most famously in 1992 when they entered the lottery with the best odds of landing the No. 1 pick but slipped to third - missing out on picking Shaquille O'Neal (No. 1) or Alonzo Mourning (No. 2) and instead getting Christian Laettner.

If New Orleans had to choose one year to hold onto its pick, it chose the right one, at least.

The top 2 is the sweet spot, and the Knicks - who will be represented by Patrick Ewing at the lottery - are tied with the Suns and Cavaliers for the best odds.

This year, Minnesota is slated to pick 10th. The Kings have the worst odds of any team to land that No. 1 pick, so the Celtics should be safe on that front.

Additionally, the team with the worst record used to be guaranteed to receive no worse than the fourth pick. It wasn't without controversy though, as many still believe that year's Draft Lottery was fixed by the league.

The Hawks have become one of the most-intriguing young teams in the National Basketball Association, led by Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and John Collins.

"I'm told if the Knicks get the number one overall pick they would shift their focus toward a potential deal for Anthony Davis", he said.

Zion Williamson was the last of the four freshmen to announce his decision regarding his plans for next season and he joined R.J. In that scenario, Boston would get Philadelphia's pick.

The Knicks are basically an empty slate from a roster perspective, though NY is being mentioned as a serious contender for Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

The feedback is gathered by sending National Basketball Association executives a series of emails with a list of names and requesting their team's assessment of players' draft stock.