Magic hope to find luck in 2018 NBA Draft Lottery


The NBA draft lottery is a ping pong drawing to determine which of the 14 teams that missed the playoffs will have the top three picks in the draft.

Two years ago, the lottery held to form, as the teams with the best, second-best and third-best odds landed the top three picks, respectively.

Lil' Penny, who was part of a Nike advertising campaign in the 1990s with former Magic star Anfernee Hardaway, will be accompanying Magic co-founder Pat Williams during the National Basketball Association draft lottery Tuesday night.

"I'll keep that very, very, very close".

Who will land the No. 1 overall pick? The team with the worst record have the best odds and the team with the best record among those that missed the postseason have the worst odds. It's our version of a lucky Penny.

9 ... Pre-lottery slot in the 2014 NBA Draft before winning the No. 1 pick just a few weeks earlier in the Lottery.

That's good news for Doug, as he believes there is only one choice for the Suns if Arizona's Deandre Ayton is available.

Orlando's won the draft lottery three times in franchise history - 1992, 1993, 2004.

Since 2013, the Magic have used their own lottery picks to select Victor Oladipo, Aaron Gordon, Mario Hezonja, Domantas Sabonis and Jonathan Isaac. The Magic traded Oladipo and Sabonis on draft night in 2016 to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In 2015, the Magic relocated him from the dais to the secluded room where the pingpong balls are drawn from the lottery machine.