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Everything you need to know for 2020 NBA Draft Lottery

The NBA Draft Lottery will take place on Thursday. Here’s everything you need to know before the draft order is selected.

Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for the NBA, picks out a ping pong ball during the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery at the Palmer House Hotel on May 15, 2018 in Chicago Illinois. Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images

The NBA Draft Lottery will take place on Thursday, August 20th at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN. The 14 non-playoff teams will be picked in a random order to decide who will select first in the 2020 NBA Draft later in the offseason. Below are complete odds for each team in the lottery who can potentially land the No. 1 pick in the draft.

Golden State — 14.00%
Cleveland — 14.00%
Minnesota — 14.00%
Atlanta — 12.50%
Detroit — 10.50%
New York — 9.00%
Chicago — 7.50%
Charlotte — 6.00%
Washington — 4.50%
Phoenix — 3.00%
San Antonio — 2.00%
Sacramento — 1.30%
New Orleans — 1.20%
Memphis* — 0.50%

The Grizzlies pick could be conveyed to the Boston Celtics depending on how the playoffs turn out. There was a tiebreaker to decide where the Kings and Pelicans who select. The Kings ultimately won that tiebreaker and will have better odds at landing the No. 1 overall pick.

The new format ensures that the team with the worst record — the Warriors — will not receive a pick lower than 5th overall. The new system has leveled the odds so that more teams have a better chance at landing the No. 1 overall pick. The old format set up so that the team with the worst record had a 25% chance of landing the top pick. The second seed was 19.9% and the third seed was 15.6% to get No. 1 overall. Now, as you can see above, things are much more flat.

Here is a link to the full list of odds and rules provided by the NBA.