Breakdown of the protected picks heading into the 2019 NBA Draft

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While the 2019 NBA Playoffs are set to being the Conference Finals round, the future of the league could be decided on Tuesday night.

Duke's beastly freshman was the consensus national player of the year, earning the most hype for an NBA draft prospect since LeBron James in 2003. But every team has a horse in the NBA Draft, and the big day for lottery teams is coming up in Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery.

If New Orleans had to choose one year to hold onto its pick, it chose the right one, at least.

Due to those trades and where the Kings ended up in the regular season standings, Philly has a 1.0 percent chance of getting the top pick in this summer's draft.

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That's what the odds say, but what teams are actually the best landing spots for Zion? Thus, the team with the worst record will receive no worse than the fifth pick.

This tweet also became a place where we get some friction between the sport folk who just don't care about the national parks. And since Williamson is viewed as the one transcendent talent in the draft, Boston will be eyeing where the No. 1 pick lands. The Bulls are a good example of a team that needs to add to the position that Morant fills and doesn't need immediate help where Zion would play, but it is still well worth taking the Duke forward first overall. I'm told if the Knicks get the No. 1 overall pick, they would then shift their focus towards a potential deal for Anthony Davis in Zion Williams with the No. 1 overall pick and potentially Kevin Knox. Or, Williamson's presence in NY could make Kyrie Irving more intrigued by the possibility of signing with the Knicks. In that case, the pick would go to the Philadelphia 76ers, and Boston would get Philly's pick at No. 24.

The draft lottery is at 8:30 pm on ESPN.

Raul Fernandez, vice chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, will represent the Wizards onstage for the lottery while interim President of Basketball Operations Tommy Sheppard will be in the back lottery room.

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