Charlotte Hornets receive third pick in the NBA Draft

Charlotte Hornets (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

After the NBA’s Draft Lottery, the Charlotte Hornets lucked out and got one of their best picks that they’ve had in a while.

The NBA held its draft lottery on Thursday night, which many fans were looking forward to. For the Charlotte Hornets, many could say that the team had a very good night, in terms of where they will be picking.

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On Thursday night, the Hornets lucked out and received the 3rd pick in the NBA Draft. The Hornets only had a 26.2% chance of receiving a top-4 pick. However, the team also had a 6.70% of receiving the 3rd pick. The team had Devonte’ Graham representing in the draft lottery.

Many were shocked to learn that the Hornets would receive this record. Prior to the draft lottery, the Hornets were projected to receive the 8th pick based on their record. The Hornets had a 34.50% chance of receiving the 8th pick.

In the team’s history, the Hornets have only held the 3rd pick two times. With this pick, the Hornets selected Baron Davis in 1999 and Adam Morrison in 2006. Out of both those picks, Davis ended up having the biggest impact on the Hornets.

The Hornets will have one of their best picks as of late. In prior drafts, the Hornets have selected Malik Monk, Miles Bridges, and PJ Washington with their late lottery pick.

With this pick, the Charlotte Hornets will have the opportunity to draft one of the top prospects in the NBA Draft. Will the Hornets end up drafting a future star?

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