The 2018 NBA Draft lottery is set for Tuesday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m. PT, with the Draft to follow more than a month later, on Thursday, June 21, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. For the first time in the league’s history, the lottery is being held in Chicago.
The Phoenix Suns have the best odds of landing the No. 1 overall pick at 25 percent, followed by the Memphis Grizzlies at 19.9 percent. In addition to boasting the most salary cap space this summer, the Los Angeles Lakers hold the Nos. 25 (first round) and 47 (second round) picks.
They began NBA pre-draft workouts this week, getting their eyes on Louisville’s leading scorer Deng Adel, among others.
Teams will get an extensive look at prospective picks at the 2018 NBA Draft combine, which is scheduled to take place May 16-20 in Chicago.
According to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports, teams were notified Duke forward Marvin Bagley III and Oklahoma’s star guard Trae Young will be among those working out:
Rawle Alkins, Grayson Allen, Kostas Antetokounmpo, Udoka Azubuike, Marvin Bagley III, Mohamed Bamba, Jaylen Barford, Keita Bates-Diop, Tyus Battle, Brian Bowen II, Mikal Bridges, Miles Bridges, Bruce Brown Jr., Troy Brown Jr., Jalen Brunson, Tony Carr, Jevon Carter, Wendell Carter, Hamidou Diallo, Donte DiVincenzo, Trevon Duval, Jacob Evans, Bruno Fernando, Melvin Frazier Jr., Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Devonte Graham, Devon Hall, Jaylen Hands, Kevin Hervey, Aaron Holiday, Kevin Huerter, Chandler Hutchison, Jaren Jackson Jr., Justin Jackson, Alize Johnson, George King, Kevin Knox, Sagaba Konate, Caleb Martin, Cody Martin, Yante Maten, Brandon McCoy, De’Anthony Melton, Chimezie Metu, Shake Milton, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Malik Newman, Josh Okogie, Jontay Porter, Michael Porter Jr., Billy Preston, Jerome Robinson, Mitchell Robinson, Collin Sexton, Landry Shamet, Anfernee Simons, Zhaire Smith, Omari Spellman, Khyri Thomas, Gary Trent Jr., Allonzo Trier, Jarred Vanderbilt, Moritz Wagner, Lonnie Walker, PJ Washington, Austin Wiley, Kris Wilkes, Kenrich Williams, Trae Young
The NBA Draft combine was where Kyle Kuzma impressed Lakers brass, further influencing them into selecting the versatile forward with the 27th overall pick in last year’s draft.
The Lakers will be looking to continue their recent streak of successful late first-round draft picks.