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2021 NBA Draft Lottery Results: Pistons awarded No. 1 overall pick

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On Tuesday, the Detroit Pistons won the lottery and the right to the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft after entering the evening with a 14% chance of landing the first selection.

The Pistons, who finished with one of the three worst records in the NBA, won their first No. 1 overall pick since 1970 when the organization selected Hall of Famer Bob Lanier. They were represented in the lottery by future Hall of Famer and former Pistons legend Ben Wallace.

After winning the top overall pick, the Pistons are expected to be the front-runners to draft Cade Cunningham. Following the draft, it was reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that Cunningham will only visit with the Pistons prior to July 29.

While the Pistons walked away as the big winners, the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers made the largest leap in the selection order. Toronto went from seventh to third while Cleveland jumped up from fifth to third in the drawing from Secaucus, New Jersey.

With the ping-pong balls falling in favor of some teams, others didn’t fare quite as well.

The Minnesota Timberwolves, whose pick was top-three protected, fell seventh and has conveyed to the Golden State Warriors. In addition, the Chicago Bulls will send their pick to the Orlando Magic as it fell outside of the top four.

Speaking of the Magic, they were one of three teams with the highest odds of landing the top pick but fell back to fifth in the lottery. Fortunately, Orlando will receive the Bulls’ pick as part of the trade involving Nikola Vucevic and will now have two picks in the top eight.

The complete first-round order of the 2021 NBA draft:

Pick

Team

1.

Detroit Pistons

2.

Houston Rockets

3.

Cleveland Cavaliers

4.

Toronto Raptors

5.

Orlando Magic

6.

Oklahoma City Thunder

7.

Golden State Warriors (via Minnesota)

8.

Orlando Magic (via Chicago)

9.

Sacramento Kings

10.

New Orleans Pelicans

11.

Charlotte Hornets

12.

San Antonio Spurs

13.

Indiana Pacers

14.

Golden State Warriors

15.

Washington Wizards

16.

Oklahoma City Thunder

17.

Memphis Grizzlies

18.

Oklahoma City Thunder

19.

New York Knicks

20.

Atlanta Hawks

21.

New York Knicks

22.

Los Angeles Lakers

23.

Houston Rockets

24.

Houston Rockets

25.

Los Angeles Clippers

26.

Denver Nuggets

27.

Brooklyn Nets

28.

Philadelphia 76ers

29.

Phoenix Suns

30.

Utah Jazz

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