Keegan Murray to represent Kings in 2024 NBA Draft Lottery

May 10, 2024, 12:57 PM

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 23: NBA commissioner Adam Silver (L) and Keegan Murray pose for photos after Murray was drafted with the 4th overall pick by the Sacramento Kings during the 2022 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 23, 2022 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

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The 2024 NBA Draft lottery is set to take place at noon PST on Sunday, May 12th, where the Sacramento Kings own a lottery selection. Their 2024 first-rounder was owed to Atlanta from the Kevin Huerter trade but contained top-fourteen protections, which ultimately fell within the restrictions after their play-in loss to New Orleans.

On Friday, James Ham of The Kings Beat reported that Keegan Murray will represent the Kings at this weekend’s lottery in Chicago. Ironically, in the 2022 Draft, Sacramento came into the night with the seventh-best odds and was fortunate to jump into the top four.

That stroke of luck allowed them to select Keegan Murray in the first place. Maybe the hope now is that the result of prior luck can become the source this time.

Sacramento has slimmer odds this year (3.8 percent), but crazy occurrences seem somewhat common in the chaotic world of the NBA. Not only would jumping in the draft allow for higher-caliber prospects to be selected, but it would also be a substantially more valuable trade asset.

Maybe Keegan Murray can help bring the Sacramento Kings some lottery luck in 2024’s edition on Sunday.

When is the 2024 NBA Draft Lottery?

The 2024 NBA Draft Lottery will be held in Chicago, Illinois, on Sunday, May 12 (12 p.m. PT on ABC).

Which teams will participate in the 2024 NBA Draft Lottery?

The 14 teams that missed out on the NBA playoffs are eligible for the Draft Lottery. The final odds were determined after the regular season, and tie breaks were settled between teams with identical regular season records.

What is the format?

Per NBA.com

The NBA Board of Governors approved changes to the lottery system on Sept. 28, 2017. Under the revamped format (which began with the 2019 Draft), the NBA Draft Lottery will ensure that the team with the worst record will receive no worse than the fifth pick. Under the pre-2019 system, the team with the worst record would pick no lower than fourth.

The new system will level the odds at the top of the NBA Draft Lottery so that the teams with the three worst regular-season records will each have a 14 percent chance of winning the lottery. In the pre-2019 structure, the top seed had a 25 percent of winning the lottery, the second seed had a 19.9 percent and the third seed had a 15.6 percent.

After drawings are conducted for the first four picks of the NBA Draft, the other lottery teams will continue to pick in inverse order of their regular-season record.

Where do the Kings stand?

NBA Pre-Lottery Draft order (% likelihood of winning lottery)

  1. Detroit Pistons (14.0%)
  2. Washington Wizards (14.0%)
  3. Charlotte Hornets (13.3%)
  4. Portland Trail Blazers (13.2%)
  5. San Antonio Spurs (10.5%)
  6. Toronto Raptors (9.0%)
    • Note: The Spurs will receive this pick if it falls out of the top six (54.2%).
  7. Memphis Grizzlies (7.5%)
  8. Utah Jazz (6.0%)
    • Note: The Thunder will receive this pick if it falls out of the top 10 (0.5%).
  9. Houston Rockets (from Nets) (4.5%)
  10. Atlanta Hawks (3.0%)
  11. Chicago Bulls (2.0%)
  12. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Rockets) (1.5%)
    • Note: The Rockets will retain this pick if it moves into the top four (7.2%).
  13. Sacramento Kings (0.8%)
  14. Portland Trail Blazers (from Warriors) (0.7%)
    • Note: The Warriors will retain this pick if it moves into the top four (3.4%).

When is the next Keegan Murray and Sacramento Kings off-season date of interest?

For the first time in two years, the Sacramento Kings will be crossing its fingers for luck during the upcoming NBA Draft Lottery.

The 2024 NBA Draft Lottery will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2024, in Chicago, where Sacramento will have the 13th-best odds of securing the top pick.

How the Lottery works: The 14 teams that missed out on the NBA playoffs are eligible for the Draft Lottery. The final odds were determined after the regular season, and tie breaks were settled between teams with identical regular season records.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Sunday, May 12 – NBA Draft Lottery
  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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