NBA Draft Lottery

Jamahl Mosley was feeling lucky. Heading into Tuesday night’s NBA draft lottery, the Orlando Magic were going to be represented by president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman on stage. But early Tuesday morning, a switch was made because of a feeling Mosley had. So when the lottery took place Tuesday night at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, it was Mosley who took the stage instead to represent the franchise. Turns out, the audible worked as the Magic won the lottery for the fourth time in franchise history and will pick first in June’s 2022 NBA draft. “I haven’t been very good at this,” Weltman told reporters via videoconference. “It’s funny. Coach was feeling lucky and we let him roll the dice and tonight, he’s the coach of the year.” Orlando had a 14% chance to get the top pick, along with the Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons.