Despite having only a 7% probability by virtue of their 7-9 regular season record, Washington, DC-based Wizards District Gaming snagged the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft.
Knicks Gaming and Hawks Talon GC, two other lottery teams who respectively held 4-12 and 5-11 records, got the second and third picks.
The unlucky Pistons GT and Lakers Gaming had 15% chances at bagging the top pick after having last season’s two worst records with 2-14 and 3-13, respectively. But in the end they settle for the fourth and seventh picks.
The fifth and sixth picks will go to the league’s two newest teams for the upcoming season — the Shanghai franchise under Gen.G Esports and the Charlotte Hornets affiliate Hornets Venom GT. Those teams will participate in an expansion draft, with the Hornets winning the first pick.
While the expansion draft is set for October 18, the date of the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft has yet to be announced.
Here’s the full draft order for the first round of the draft:
- 1st Pick: Wizards District Gaming
- 2nd Pick: Knicks Gaming
- 3rd Pick: Hawks Talon GC
- 4th Pick: Pistons GT
- 5th Pick: Gen.G
- 6th Pick: Hornets Venom GT
- 7th Pick: Lakers Gaming
- 8th Pick: Heat Check Gaming
- 9th Pick: NetsGC
- 10th Pick: Jazz Gaming
- 11th Pick: Raptors Uprising GC
- 12th Pick: Bucks Gaming
- 13th Pick: Cavs Legion GC
- 14th Pick: Magic Gaming
- 15th Pick: Grizz Gaming
- 16th Pick: Pacers Gaming
- 17th Pick: Kings Guard Gaming
- 18th Pick: Mavs Gaming
- 19th Pick: Blazer5 Gaming
- 20th Pick: Warriors Gaming Squad
- 21st Pick: Celtics Crossover Gaming
- 22nd Pick: 76ers GC
- 23rd Pick: T-Wolves Gaming