We have some bad news: The regular season is 1,000,000,000 percent over.
BUT! With that reality comes the crystallization of the NBA lottery standings.
A few observations:
Golden State, Cleveland and Minnesota (which started the season 10-8) have the best shot at the No. 1 pick.
New York’s flurry of wins at the end screwed itself into a nine percent chance.
This will be San Aontonio’s first lottery since 1997, when the Spurs drafted Tim Duncan.
Key lottery/draft dates, assuming they aren’t call off or pushed back:
May 19: The 2020 NBA lottery
June 25: The 2020 NBA Draft (which may move to August 1st)
[READ:ESPN’s latest mock draft]
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