The Washington Wizards are officially out of the NBA playoffs, even though they still have two more games left to play in the Orlando bubble. So that leads us to focusing on the next major part of the NBA calendar, the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery.
This year’s draft lottery was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic pausing games for over four months starting last March. It has since been rescheduled for Aug. 20, but according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the lottery will be held virtually instead of in person when team representatives convene for photo ops.
Washington has the ninth best odds of earning the top overall draft pick, according to Tankathon.com. Though their record of regular season and seeding games gives them a lower winning percentage than the Charlotte Hornets, these determinations were made before the season restart.
The Wizards have a combined 20.2 percent chance of earning a Top-4 pick, but have an over combined 75 percent chance of picking ninth or tenth, depending on how the lottery balls fall.
We will have a better picture of the teams that will be in the lottery once the Western Conference finishes its series of play-in games after the seeding games conclude.