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What teams will participate in the 2022 Draft Lottery and what are the odds of winning the first pick?

On Tuesday we find out the order of the selections as Chicago plays host to the league with the Rockets, Magic and Pistons to be out early.

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What teams will participate in the 2022 Draft Lottery and what are the odds of winning the first pick?
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Ahead of the order of selections for the 2022 NBA Draft being found out on Tuesday 17 May, some people are asking for more details on first pick odds ahead of the lottery in Chicago. Well, when the draft hits on 23 June, it’s a 14% chance for Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons to get the draft No. 1 pick, with them all guaranteed a top-five pick in the draft after the new rules to reduce tanking from teams.

Houston had posted the league’s worst regular-season record (20-62), with Orlando (22-60) and Detroit (23-59) coming next.

Teams and details for 2022 NBA Draft Lottery

Here are the teams along with their 2021-22 record, their win % and their probability for No. 1 pick

  • Houston 20-62 0.244 14.00%
  • Orlando 22-60 0.268 14.00%
  • Detroit 23-59 0.280 14.00%
  • Oklahoma City 24-58 0.293 12.50%
  • Indiana 25-57 0.305 10.50%
  • Portland 27-55 0.329 9.00%
  • Sacramento 30-52 0.366 7.50%
  • Los Angeles Lakers* 33-49 0.402 6.00%
  • San Antonio 34-48 0.415 4.50%
  • Washington 35-47 0.427 3.00%
  • New York 37-45 0.451 2.00%
  • LA Clippers (to OKC) 42-40 0.512 1.50%
  • Charlotte 43-39 0.524 1.00%
  • Cleveland 44-38 0.537 0.50%

The order for the rest of the first round picks:

15 New Orleans (to Charlotte)

16 Atlanta

17 Brooklyn (to Houston)

18 Chicago

19 Minnesota

20 Toronto (to San Antonio)

21 Denver

22 Utah (to Memphis)

23 Philadelphia**

24 Milwaukee

25 Boston (to San Antonio)

26 Dallas

27 Miami

28 Golden State

29 Memphis

30 Phoenix (to Oklahoma City)

* Pick conveyed either to New Orleans, or to Memphis via New Orleans

** Pick may be conveyed to Brooklyn

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