The 2023 NBA Draft Lottery was held on **May 16, 2023** at **8 p.m. ET** on ESPN. The lottery determines the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the NBA draft. The lottery is an annual event in which the teams that did not make the playoffs in the previous season participate in a lottery process to determine the draft order for the first 14 picks of the NBA draft. The lottery consists of three rounds with each round consisting of 14 picks. The team with the worst record has the best chance of winning the lottery and getting the first pick.
For example, in 2023, the Pistons, Spurs, and Rockets had the best chance at Victor Wembanyama with each team having a 14% chance of winning the lottery.