When the NBA Draft Lottery is finally over, you might start to see different results than you expected. The results can vary from one state to another. Some states will have a lot of news coverage about the draft lottery while others will only have local television stations broadcasting on the issue.
For instance, the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs were both said to be a lock for the top picks when the draft lottery was announced but now that they lost out on a place in the lottery, those same picks have been discussed on local radio stations and newspapers. What about the lottery winner, who won the Lakers or Spurs?
While it has been rumored that Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck did not want to pay the luxury tax, it now seems clear that he didn’t because of the fear of the possibility of losing their top pick in the NBA Draft Lottery. The lottery will determine the team that will have the chance to choose from first, second, and third place finishers. Those teams will receive two first-round selections and the two teams that finished last with the worst records will get the other first round pick.
Some states, including New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, do not hold the lottery until after the draft, thus the release of the draft lottery results that day. However, some sports books are now playing the lottery for the bettors. These sports book types will broadcast the draft lottery results at the designated times in the area.
The other thing to keep in mind is that lottery results are never easy to predict. Odds are always fluctuating and so is the amount of coverage given to this event. This is why you should stay tuned and follow all the draft lottery updates and news.
Some people even consider their own prospect players, which is why there is such a large price difference between actual picks and draft picks. When a team selects a player at the draft, they will end up paying the entire remaining salary for the player (plus a possible trade kicker).
So if you want to make sure that you are informed on the latest draft lottery results, you should not leave it up to the sports book or a television network. You should do your own research. There are many good websites that will give you everything you need to know about the NBA Draft Lottery.