May 17, 2022 – The Charlotte Hornets will have the 13th overall selection in the 2022 NBA Draft after tonight’s results at the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery. The Hornets entered the lottery with the highest odds to receive the 13th overall pick in this year’s draft.
This marks the second consecutive year that Charlotte has not changed position in the Lottery and the fifth time over the last six years. The Hornets received the 11th overall pick following the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery and the 12th selection in the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, selecting James Bouknight and PJ Washington respectively.
This is just the second time in franchise history that the Hornets have held the 13th pick heading into the draft. Charlotte also held the 13th selection in the 1996 NBA Draft following that year’s Draft Lottery.
Along with the 13th pick, the Hornets hold the 15th selection in the 2022 NBA Draft from the Pelicans, which they received as part of a sign-and-trade with New Orleans and Memphis from Aug. 7, 2021. The Hornets also own the 45th pick in the upcoming draft, which will take place on Thursday, June 23.
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