With Miles Bridges announcing his return back to Michigan State, the Spartans will not have anyone selected in the lottery this year. However, there will be two Spartans, Magic Johnson and Gary Harris, representing teams when the NBA Draft lottery takes place Tuesday night at 8 PM EST.
The Lakers hired Johnson as their President of Basketball Operations in February, and he will be on site for an extremely important lottery draw for the franchise. Los Angeles, which finished with the third-worst record this season, needs to have its pick be No. 3 or higher. The Lakers would send their first-round pick to the 76ers if the pick is No. 4 or lower.
The more surprising name to represent his team in New York is Harris. He finished with 14.9 points per game this past campaign for the Nuggets on 50.3 percent shooting from the field. Like Johnson, Harris was also a first-round pick following his career at Michigan State, as he was selected at No. 19 by the Bulls in the 2014 NBA Draft before getting traded to Denver.
For the Nuggets, the lottery won’t be as nerve-wracking as it will be for Johnson and the Lakers. Denver has a 0.6 percent chance of obtaining the No. 1 pick in the draft compared to Los Angeles’ 15.6 percent odds. The other representatives for tomorrow night’s NBA Draft lottery are below.
Lottery representatives for each team tomorrow night pic.twitter.com/boKd55ol6c
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