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When is NBA Draft lottery? Best odds for No. 1 pick ahead of 2018 NBA Draft

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver with 76ers guard Markelle Fultz (Getty Images)

NBA teams missing from this year's playoff bracket will shift attention to the 2018 NBA Draft with a talented class of young players ready to take the league by storm.

The Suns have locked up the best odds for the top pick in the NBA Draft lottery. Where will the rest of the lottery teams land?

Below are key dates and odds you need to know before the lottery balls start bouncing.

When is the NBA Draft lottery?

The NBA Draft lottery will take place Tuesday night in Chicago (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). The NBA Draft Combine will also take place in Chicago from Wednesday through Sunday (May 16-20).

The NBA Draft will return to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 21.

Odds to win No. 1 pick in NBA Draft lottery

Team Record Odds for No. 1 pick
Suns 21-61 25.0
Grizzlies 22-60 19.9
Mavericks 24-58 13.8
Hawks 24-58 13.7
Magic 25-57 8.8
Bulls 27-55 5.3
Kings 27-55 5.3
Cavs (via Nets)* 28-54 2.8
Knicks 29-53 1.7
76ers (via Lakers)** 35-47 1.1
Hornets 36-46 0.8
Clippers (via Pistons)*** 39-43 0.7
Clippers 42-40 0.6
Nuggets 46-36 0.5

*The Cavs will receive the Nets' pick unprotected.

**The Lakers' pick will go to the 76ers if it is No. 1 or Nos. 6-30. The pick will go to the Celtics if it is Nos. 2-5.

***The Pistons' pick will go to the Clippers if it is outside of the top four.

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