The ping pong balls of the NBA Draft Lottery failed to come up aces for the Atlanta Hawks as the NBA awarded them the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Finishing with the fourth-worst record in the NBA, the Hawks had a 12.5 percent chance to receive the top pick. Both the Chicago Bulls & Charlotte Hornets jumped the line into the top four, getting past Atlanta despite having longer odds to get there. Minnesota received the top pick, followed by Golden State, Charlotte & Chicago in the weighted-lottery format.
This past season marked the third consecutive year in which the Hawks participated in the Draft Lottery, with mixed results:
2018: 3rd overall (Drafted Luka Doncic; traded for rights to Trae Young)
2019: 8th overall (Drafted Jaxson Hayes; traded for rights to De'Andre Hunter)
2020: 6th overall (???)
The NBA will hold its rescheduled draft on Friday, October 16th.