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2018 NBA Draft Lottery: Suns win the No. 1 overall pick; Lakers’ convey No. 10 pick to Sixers

The Phoenix Suns will be picking No. 1 overall in the 2018 NBA draft. Where will everyone else be picking?

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The order for the 2018 NBA draft has been set following the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday, and the ping pong balls bounced in the Phoenix Suns’ favor as they will be selecting No. 1 overall on June 21. This marks the first time in franchise history the Suns will be selecting No. 1 overall.

The last time the Suns selected in the top-three was in 1987 when they selected Armen Gilliam. Gilliam had a successful 12-year career as an NBA journeyman, but he never lived up to his draft hype.

However, the Suns have had success with their more recent lottery picks like T.J. Warren, Dragan Bender, Devin Booker and Josh Jackson. They’ll hope to continue trending in the right direction.

Rounding out the top three are, in order, the Sacramento Kings, who jumped five spots, and the Atlanta Hawks, who jumped one spot.

While the Los Angeles Lakers’ weren’t present at the NBA draft lottery, their pick was and it ended up with the Philadelphia 76ers at the No. 10 slot. If the pick fell between Nos. 2-5, the Boston Celtics would have conveyed the Lakers’ pick, adding to their stockpile of assets. Luckily, that wasn’t the case.

Despite not having their own first-round pick, the Lakers will still have a first round selection in the upcoming draft after acquiring the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pick at the trade deadline in February. The Lakers will have picks No. 25 and No. 47 (via Denver).

Below is the full order for the 2018 NBA draft.

1. Phoenix Suns

2. Sacramento Kings

3. Atlanta Hawks

4. Memphis Grizzlies

5. Dallas Mavericks

6. Orlando Magic

7. Chicago Bulls

8. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Brooklyn)

9. New York Knicks

10. Philadelphia 76ers (via Los Angeles)

11. Charlotte Hornets

12. Los Angeles Clippers (via Detroit)

13. Los Angeles Clippers

14. Denver Nuggets

15. Washington Wizards

16. Phoenix Suns (via Miami)

17. Milwaukee Bucks

18. San Antonio Spurs

19. Atlanta Hawks (via Minnesota)

20. Minnesota Timberwolves (via OKC)

21. Utah Jazz

22. Chicago Bulls (via New Orleans)

23. Indiana Pacers

24. Portland Trailblazers

25. Los Angeles Lakers (via Cleveland)

26. Philadelphia 76ers

27. Boston Celtics

28. Golden State Warriors

29. Brooklyn Nets (via Toronto)

30. Atlanta Hawks (via Houston)

The 2018 NBA draft will take place on June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Until then, we’ll have all of your Lakers draft analysis and rumors right here.

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