PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Portland Trail Blazers received the #3 overall selection in the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night.
Portland had the fifth-best odds to receive the No. 1 overall pick at 10.5%, after finishing the season with a 33-49 record.
The Blazers last won the draft lottery in 2007 and selected Ohio State center Greg Oden with the top pick — they had just a 5.3% chance to receive the No. 1 pick that year.
Nineteen-year-old French phenom Victor Wembanyama is expected to be the top pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. The 7-foot-4 stretch forward is averaging just over 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for Metropolitans 92 in the LNB Pro A.
The NBA Draft is Thursday, June 22.