Suns To Participate In 2015 NBA Draft Lottery

The Phoenix Suns will participate in the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday, May 19, at the New York Hilton Midtown to determine the position of their lottery pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. The 2015 NBA Draft Lottery will be televised on ESPN at 5 p.m. (Phoenix time) with the order of selection unveiled approximately between 5:30 and 6 p.m.

The Suns are currently in position for the 13th overall pick and have a 2.18 percent probability of moving up to a top-three selection, with a 0.6 percent probability of winning the top pick, 0.71 percent for the second pick and 0.87 percent for the third pick. There is a 1.80 percent probability that the Suns’ selection could drop to the 14th overall.

In the event the Suns move into the top three of the draft, Basketball Operations personnel will be made available to media by conference call shortly after the draft order is revealed. Further details on a potential conference call will be distributed to media as necessary.

Representing the Suns at the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery will be center Alex Len. The Suns selected Len with the fifth overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, making him the highest-drafted player on the team’s roster.

Since the NBA adopted a lottery system in 1985, the Suns have twice moved up as a result of the lottery, though have not done so since moving from No. 5 to No. 2 in 1987 where the club selected Armon Gilliam. The Suns also moved up from No. 7 to No. 6 in 1986 where they selected William Bedford.

In addition to their 2015 lottery pick, the Suns possess their second round pick which will be the 44th overall selection. NBA Draft 2015 will be held on Thursday, June 25, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and televised on ESPN at 4 p.m.