Check out the order and reactions during the lottery in Chicago
Published 12:41 PM, May 16, 2018
Updated 12:41 PM, May 16, 2018
LUCKY CHARM. Phoenix rookie Josh Jackson, who represented the Suns in the NBA Draft Lottery, brings good fortune to the squad. Photo by NBA.com
MANILA, Philippines – The odds turned in favor of the Phoenix Suns.
The Suns landed No. 1 in the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery and maybe they have Josh Jackson to credit for their good fortune as the rookie said he wore his lucky underwear. True enough, it worked!
Josh Jackson talking about the lucky underwear he’s wearing pic.twitter.com/pxtb6f25Id
— scott bordow (@sbordow) May 15, 2018
The Sacramento Kings nabbed the No. 2 overall pick, while the Atlanta Hawks rounded out the top 3 of the lottery on Tuesday, May 15 (Wednesday, May 16 in Manila) at Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.
Here’s the draft lottery order and team reactions:
The results of the 2018 #NBADraftLottery. pic.twitter.com/tVoS1qladw
— NBA Draft (@NBADraft) May 16, 2018
The Phoenix Suns won the first overall pick for the first time in franchise history, so they have every reason to whoop it up. The team had endured years of bad lottery luck, including losing a coin flip way back in 1969.
Join the party.
— Phoen1x Šuns (@Suns) May 16, 2018
Sacramento guard De’Aaron Fox also got all excited as the Kings jumped from 7th to second overall. Well, the Kings needed all the luck they could get following some poor draft decisions and trades the past years.
out Chicago! pic.twitter.com/sPhxjPAvsR
— Sacramen2 Kings (@SacramentoKings) May 16, 2018
Holding on to just a 42.6% chance at landing in the top 3, the Atlanta Hawks certaily beat the odds. Maybe that’s why Atlanta had Kermit the Frog expressing their feels on Twitter as the Hawks leapfrogged over several teams.
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) May 16, 2018