They beat the odds by a mere 3%. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft has gone to the Atlanta Hawks.

The NBA announced on Wednesday that the Hawks were awarded the No. 1 overall pick following the draft lottery at McCormick Place West in Chicago. It is the first time in 49 years since 1975 and the fourth time in franchise history that 토토사이트 추천 Atlanta has had the No. 1 overall pick.

After going 36-46 in the 2023-2024 regular season and finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference, Atlanta had a 3 percent chance of winning the No. 1 pick. However, the Hawks were the top overall winner of the draft, beating out the last-place Detroit Pistons (14.68 wins) and Washington Wizards (15.67 wins), who both had a 14 percent chance of winning the No. 1 pick. This year’s NBA Draft will be held next month on April 27th.

Atlanta has the fifth-lowest odds of winning the No. 1 pick since 1985, when the current “lottery-style selection,” in which 14 ping-pong balls are placed in a machine, was introduced.

Detroit and Washington were the other two teams to miss out on the No. 1 pick. While Washington was able to make up some ground with the No. 2 pick, Detroit only managed to secure the No. 5 pick, behind the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio, which drafted reigning Rookie of the Year Victor Wembanyama with the No. 1 pick in last year’s draft, has a chance to bolster its roster with a top pick for the second straight season.

This year’s likely No. 1 pick is Alexandre Sardar, who plays in the Australian National Basketball League (NBL). Like last year’s No. 1 pick, Wembanyama, the Frenchman is a 6-foot-10 big man with a combination of height and athleticism. Born in 2005, Sarda averaged 9.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.5 blocked shots in just over 17 regular-season minutes for the Perth Wildcats of the NBL this season.

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