Phoenix Suns Awarded No. Pick in 2018 NBA Draft

By Connor Lynch

The Phoenix Suns have landed the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming 2018 NBA draft, for the first time.

The Phoenix Suns finished the regular season with a 21 – 61 record, the worst in the NBA. The team had a 25% chance of getting the No.1 pick in the lottery due to this record. The 2018 NBA draft lottery was held on Tuesday in Chicago.

The Sacramento Kings, who had an 18.3% chance at a top three pick, will pick second. The Atlanta Hawks, with a 42.6% shot at a top three pick, will pick third.

“This is a historic night for the Phoenix Suns,” general manager Ryan McDonough said. “Those of us in the room in Chicago felt the tension, then it was an unbelievable feeling to see it revealed that we received the No. 1 selection. In the illustrious history of the franchise, we’ve never had the first overall pick and to bring it home in such a loaded draft at an important point in time for our franchise, it’s incredible.”


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The 2018 NBA Draft will take place on June 21 at the Barclays Center in New York.




  1. Phoenix Suns
  2. Sacramento Kings
  3. Atlanta Hawks
  4. Memphis Grizzlies
  5. Dallas Mavericks
  6. Orlando Magic
  7. Chicago Bulls
  8. Cleveland Cavaliers (Nets)
  9. New York Knicks
  10. Philadelphia 76ers (via Lakers)
  11. Charlotte Hornets
  12. Los Angeles Clippers (via Pistons)
  13. Los Angeles Clippers
  14. Denver Nuggets
  15. Washington Wizards
  16. Phoenix Suns (via Heat)
  17. Milwaukee Bucks
  18. San Antonio Spurs
  19. Atlanta Hawks (via Timberwolves)
  20. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Thunder)
  21. Utah Jazz
  22. Chicago Bulls (via Pelicans)
  23. Indiana Pacers
  24. Portland Trail Blazers
  25. Los Angeles Lakers (via Cavaliers)
  26. Philadelphia 76ers
  27. Boston Celtics
  28. Golden State Warriors
  29. Brooklyn Nets
  30. Atlanta Hawks (via Rockets)