The Milwaukee Bucks entered Tuesday night's NBA draft lottery with the highest likelihood of winning the top overall spot in a draft brimming with top end talent. They'll have to settle for #2.
The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the world by winning the draft lottery for the second consecutive year, vaulting from the #9 position while the Bucks will settle for second and the Sixers round out the top three.
The good news is that the Bucks will still have their choice of at least three of the draft's top talents. Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins, and Jabari Parker will all likely vie for the top spot, meaning the Bucks will have their choice of whomever is left over (and Dante Exum, too).
The Bucks were represented during the lottery proceedings by Mallory Edens, the 18-year-old daughter of new co-owner Wes Edens, while Alex Lasry, son of co-owner Marc Lasry, represented the Bucks in the behind-closed-doors random drawing.
Here's the complete draft order:
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Milwaukee Bucks
3. Philadelphia 76ers
4. Orlando Magic
5. Utah Jazz
6. Boston Celtics
7. Los Angeles Lakers
8. Sacramento Kings
9. Charlotte Bobcats
10. Philadelphia 76ers (from Pelicans)
11. Denver Nuggets
12. Orlando Magic (from Knicks)
13. Minnesota Timberwolves
14. Phoenix Suns