NBA 2K LEAGUE DRAFT LOTTERY: WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
The NBA 2K League Draft Lottery will be held on Wednesday, November 10. The NBA 2K League Draft Lottery will determine the order of selection for the 11 lottery teams in the 2022 NBA 2K League Draft. The results of the lottery will be shared on NBA2KLeague.com.
The NBA 2K League will use a computerized random number generator for the lottery. There are 1,001 possible combinations when four numbers are selected out of 14, without regard to their order of selection and with no repetition of numbers. Prior to the lottery, 1,000 of those 1,001 combinations will be assigned to the 11 participating lottery teams. If the combination 11-12-13-14 is generated, it will be disregarded to preserve an even 1,000 combinations. By inverse order of their regular-season records, Lakers Gaming, Bucks Gaming and Hawks Talon GC share the same chance of receiving the No. 1 overall draft pick and will be assigned the same number of combinations (154 each). Kings Guard Gaming, the best team in the lottery at 15-13, will have 21 combinations out of 1,000.
The lottery will begin with the random number generator generating four numbers. The team that has been assigned the combination that includes these four numbers will receive the number one pick. The same process will be repeated with the number generator for the second pick and then again for the third pick.
If the same team comes up more than once, the result will be discarded and another combination will be selected. Also, if the one unassigned combination is selected, the result will be discarded and another combination will be selected.
The random number generator will only be used to determine the top three picks. The order of selection for the teams that were in the draft lottery but that do not win one of the top three picks will be determined by inverse order of their regular-season record.
The order of the 2022 NBA 2K League Draft will run as follows: 1 4) first four lottery teams; 5) DUX Gaming; 6 12) remaining seven lottery teams; and 13 24) 12 Playoff teams.
The 12 teams that qualified for the 2021 NBA 2K League Playoffs will select in inverse order of their playoff finishes. For instances where teams were eliminated in the same playoff round, draft order will be determined by the inverse order of the teams’ seeding in the Playoffs.
The 2022 NBA 2K League Draft order is subject to change based on additional expansion, trades and player retainment.
More details on the 2022 NBA 2K League Draft will be announced at a later date.
2022 NBA 2K LEAGUE DRAFT ORDER (FIRST ROUND)
1. Lottery Team
2. Lottery Team
3. Lottery Team
4. Lottery Team
5. DUX Gaming
6. Lottery Team
7. Lottery Team
8. Lottery Team
9. Lottery Team
10. Lottery Team
11. Lottery Team
12. Lottery Team
13. Blazer5 Gaming
14. Bucks Gaming (acquired from 76ers GC)
15. 76ers GC (acquired from Pistons GT)
16. Grizz Gaming
17. Knicks Gaming
18. Hornets Venom GT
19. Pacers Gaming
20. Warriors Gaming Squad (acquired from T-Wolves Gaming)
21. Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai (acquired from NetsGC)
22. Warriors Gaming Squad
23. Jazz Gaming
24. Wizards District Gaming
NBA 2K LEAGUE DRAFT LOTTERY CHANCES
(Out of 1,000)
The following are the 11 teams in the NBA 2K League Draft Lottery. These teams did not qualify for the 2021 NBA 2K League Playoffs. Each team will be assigned a certain number of combinations out of 1,000. The third column below lists the number of combinations each team will have in the lottery. The fourth column below lists the percentage chance that each team will have of getting the first overall pick in the 2022 NBA 2K League Draft.
NBA 2K LEAGUE DRAFT LOTTERY PROBABILITIES
Team Record Chances 1st Pick
Lakers Gaming 3-25 154 15.4%
Bucks Gaming 6-22 154 15.4%
Hawks Talon GC 6-22 154 15.4%
Raptors Uprising GC 9-19 128 12.8%
Mavs Gaming 9-19 102 10.2%
Cavs Legion GC 11-17 87 8.7%
Heat Check Gaming 12-16 72 7.2%
Celtics Crossover Gaming 13-15 56 5.6%
Magic Gaming 14-14 41 4.1%
Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai* 14-14 31 3.1%
Kings Guard Gaming 15-13 21 2.1%
*T-Wolves Gaming has acquired the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai’s lottery pick