The best thing about the NBA Draft Lottery always brings hope to fans around the league that this year is “their year” to make that surprise jump.
In this version of our mock draft sim, the greatest result any Wizards fan could ask for, came true -- the No. 1 overall pick, and the chance to draft Zion Williamson.
Keep in mind, the last four years have seen the team with the worst record in the league land the top pick. Before that though, since the NBA added a weighted system in 1990, just three teams with the worst record have actually landed at the top.
Along with that, seven different times we’ve seen a team jump at least six spots to end up with the number one, which is exactly what the Wizards did here.
The NBA also smoothed out the odds some to give more teams a chance to jump up. This sim isn’t as far fetched as you might think, and there’s a legit chance the Wizards would jump all the way up and land Zion.
Previous Mock Draft Simulations:
Monday 4/29, 1.0: Cavs get luck and land Zion, Wizards sneak into top 3
Tuesday 4/30, 2.0: Would the Suns seriously take Morant over Williamson?
Wednesday 5/1, 3.0: NBA fans in an uproar -- Lakers jump to No. 1 overall