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Pistons win NBA lottery, will pick first overall

The Detroit Pistons will pick first in the 2021 National Basketball Association entry draft next month after winning the league’s draft lottery on Tuesday.

Detroit last picked first when it chose future hall of famer Bob Lanier in 1970. Three years earlier the Pistons selected Jimmy Walker in the top spot. The Houston Rockets will select second and the Cleveland Cavaliers will pick third. The Rockets, Pistons and Orlando Magic had the highest chances of winning the lottery and the top pick. The lottery was good to the Toronto Raptors who moved into the top four. It will be their highest pick since the 2006 draft when they chose Italy’s Andrea Bargnani first overall. Orlando and the Golden State Warriors have two picks each in the top 14.


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