The NBA staged was one of the most watched NBA Draft Lottery shows in recent history last night.
ZION WILLIAMSON EFFECT: ESPN’s telecast of NBA Draft Lottery drew 3.9 TV rating, up 77 percent from 2.2 for last year’s lottery. Also up 22 percent from the 2015 Lottery telecast, which drew then record 3.2 rating. Rachel Nichols said Zion looked like he’d ‘hit by a truck.’
— Michael McCarthy (@MMcCarthyREV) May 15, 2019
That is the power of Zion Williamson. The Duke product moved the needle in college. He’s moved the needle in the NBA before playing a single NBA game.
While most agree on the first three picks, there is some question on the rest of the lottery portion of the first round.
|New Orleans Pelicans||Zion Williamson||Duke|
|Memphis Grizzlies||Ja Morant||Murray St.|
|New York Knicks||R.J. Barrett||Duke|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Jarrett Culver||Texas Tech|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||De’Andre Hunter||UVA|
|Phoenix Suns||Coby White||North Carolina|
|Chicago Bulls||Cam Reddish||Duke|
|Atlanta Hawks||Darius Garland||Vanderbilt|
|Washington Wizards||Nassir Little||North Carolina|
|Atlanta Hawks||Jaxson Hayes||Texas|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Sekou Doumbouya||France|
|Charlotte Hornets||PJ Washington||Kentucky|
|Miami Heat||Brandon Clarke||Gonzaga|
|Boston Celtics||Tyler Herro||Kentucky|