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When is the 2019 NBA Draft and Draft Lottery?

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Adam Silver, DeAndre Ayton [NBA Getty Images]

The 2019 NBA Draft will consist of a new set of odds featured in this year's draft lottery.

The NBA Board of Governors approved a change in 2017, effective for the first time in 2019, to change the odds of the worst three records in the NBA.

Under the new system, the teams with the three worst records will share the same chance (14.0 percent) at receiving the No.1 overall pick. It also assures that the team with the worst record in the NBA will receive no worse than the No. 5 overall pick. Under the modified NBA Draft Lottery format, each team will be assigned the following odds:

Team Odds for No. 1 pick
Team 1 14.0%
Team 2 14.0%
Team 3 14.0%
Team 4 12.5%
Team 5 10.5%
Team 6 9.0%
Team 7 7.5%
Team 8 6.0%
Team 9 4.5%
Team 10 3.0%
Team 11 2.0%
Team 12 1.5%
Team 13 1.0%
Team 14 0.5%

When is the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery?

• May 15, 2019

Shown on ESPN, no show quite grabs the attention of basketball fans like the Draft Lottery.

Effectively just a game of chance, the bounce of the lottery balls can set in motion and alter the future of NBA teams.

Teams who have missed the playoffs arrive with one representative on stage and the order revealed from 14 to 1.

The team who wins the NBA Draft Lottery will hold the number one pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.

2019 will see a change to the percentages of obtaining the top pick, with the bottom three teams in the league all receiving an equal 14% opportunity.

When is the 2019 NBA Draft?

• June 20, 2019 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York

The home of the Nets will play host to one of the most highly anticipated drafts in recent memory with game changing players leading the draft boards.

All eyes will be on the podium as they await NBA commissioner Adam Silver to read out the card that will bring in a hopeful game changing player.

"And with the first pick in the 2019 NBA Draft the xxx select xxx," Silver will read.

A multi-hour spectacle live on ESPN, fans will ride the emotions of their teams selections and react with either disappointment or adulation.

Of course reactions to picks can be wrong, as New York Knicks fans found out when they booed the selection of Kristaps Porzingis.

Players nominating for the Draft

College players will make their announcements once their own seasons have come to a close.

With only 60 selections on the table, making it into the league isn't an easy feat.

Check back for the list of players who have put their names on the table for NBA selection.

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