THE New Orleans Pelicans landed the top pick, while two other teams with lower odds ended up in the top four in June’s NBA draft.
The Pelicans will have the chance to take consensus top prospect Zion Williamson after winning the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday in Chicago (Wednesday, Manila time).
The Memphis Grizzlies wound up in second spot followed by the New York Knicks, the Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns.
New Orleans had the seventh best odds of winning the lottery.
The Knicks, Cavaliers and Suns, at 14 percent, shared the best odds of winning under the new format written on 2017 and put into play this year.