Who Has Won the Most NBA Draft Lottery Picks

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This year, on June 22, the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento King and Atlanta Hawks will get the first three picks in the draft. The order was decided via the NBA Draft Lottery system, where the top three picks are chosen from the 14 teams that didn’t make the playoffs. The rest of the teams get assigned their picks according to their win/loss record.

At the moment, only 19 out of 30 NBA teams have ever won the lottery, but the question is  which teams have won the most NBA Draft Lotteries, since 1985 when the system was implemented?

Phoenix Suns – 1

2018 – TBD

Minnesota Timberwolves – 1

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2015 – Karl-Anthony Towns

New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans – 1

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2012 – Anthony Davis

Portland Trailblazers – 1

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2007 – Greg Oden

Toronto Raptors – 1

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2006 – Andrea Bargnani

Houston Rockets – 1

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2002 – Yao Ming

Golden State Warriors – 1

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1995 – Joe Smith

Charlotte Hornets – 1

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1991 – Larry Johnson

New York Knicks -1

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1985 – Patrick Ewing

Sacramento Kings – 1

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1989 – Pervis Ellison

Philadelphia 76ers – 2

1996 – Allen Iverson

2016 – Ben Simmons

Washington Wizards – 2

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2001 – Kwame Brown

2010 – John Wall

Chicago Bulls – 2

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1999 – Elton Brand

2008 – Derrick Rose

Milwaukee Bucks – 2

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1994 – Glenn Robinson

2005 – Andrew Bogut

San Antonio Spurs – 2

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1987 – David Robinson

1997 – Tim Duncan

New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets – 3

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1990 – Derrick Coleman

2000 – Kenyon Martin

2017 – Markelle Fultz (conveyed to Philadelphia via Boston)

Cleveland Cavaliers – 3

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2003 – LeBron James

2013 – Anthony Bennett

2014 – Andrew Wiggins

Orlando Magic – 3

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1992 – Shaquille O’Neal

1993 – Chris Webber

2004 – Dwight Howard

Los Angeles Clippers – 5

1986 – Brad Daugherty

1988 – Danny Manning

1998 – Michael Olowokandi

2009 – Blake Griffin

2011 – Kyrie Irving (conveyed to Cavaliers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: USA Today Sports

This year, on June 22, the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento King and Atlanta Hawks will get the first three picks in the draft. The order was decided via the NBA Draft Lottery system, where the top three picks are chosen from the 14 teams that didn’t make the playoffs. The rest of the teams get assigned their picks according to their win/loss record.

At the moment, only 19 out of 30 NBA teams have ever won the lottery, but the question is  which teams have won the most NBA Draft Lotteries, since 1985 when the system was implemented?

Phoenix Suns – 1

2018 – TBD

Minnesota Timberwolves – 1

Photo: Brad Rempel – USA TODAY Sports

2015 – Karl-Anthony Towns

New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans – 1

Photo: sportingnews.com

2012 – Anthony Davis

Portland Trailblazers – 1

Photo: USA TODAY Sports

2007 – Greg Oden

Toronto Raptors – 1

Photo: Jeff Hanisch – USA TODAY Sports

2006 – Andrea Bargnani

Houston Rockets – 1

Photo: USA TODAY Sports

2002 – Yao Ming

Golden State Warriors – 1

Photo: Golden State Warriors

1995 – Joe Smith

Charlotte Hornets – 1

Photo: USA TODAY Sports

1991 – Larry Johnson

New York Knicks -1

Photo: USA TODAY Sports

1985 – Patrick Ewing

Sacramento Kings – 1

Photo: NBA.com

1989 – Pervis Ellison

Philadelphia 76ers – 2

1996 – Allen Iverson

2016 – Ben Simmons

Washington Wizards – 2

Photo: USA TODAY Sports

2001 – Kwame Brown

2010 – John Wall

Chicago Bulls – 2

Photo: USA Today Sports

1999 – Elton Brand

2008 – Derrick Rose

Milwaukee Bucks – 2

Photo: Clutchpoints

1994 – Glenn Robinson

2005 – Andrew Bogut

San Antonio Spurs – 2

Photo: USA Today Sports

1987 – David Robinson

1997 – Tim Duncan

New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets – 3

Photo: Yahoo Sports

1990 – Derrick Coleman

2000 – Kenyon Martin

2017 – Markelle Fultz (conveyed to Philadelphia via Boston)

Cleveland Cavaliers – 3

Photo: sportinggnews.com

2003 – LeBron James

2013 – Anthony Bennett

2014 – Andrew Wiggins

Orlando Magic – 3

Photo: USA TODAY

1992 – Shaquille O’Neal

1993 – Chris Webber

2004 – Dwight Howard

Los Angeles Clippers – 5

1986 – Brad Daugherty

1988 – Danny Manning

1998 – Michael Olowokandi

2009 – Blake Griffin

2011 – Kyrie Irving (conveyed to Cavaliers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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