The Miami Heat have just a 4.7 percent chance of getting a top-four pick in the NBA Draft. But the team will host an NBA Draft Lottery party at American Airlines Arena during the telecast revealing the order of lottery picks May 14.
Where will the ball fall? Join us inside @AAarena the night of May 14 to find out!@Bam1of1 will make an appearance and the first 500 fans in attendance will receive special giveaways! RSVP right now for our NBA Draft Lottery Party - https://t.co/H4hjiHaEiJ pic.twitter.com/I69zTEc0vp— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 5, 2019
Bam Adebayo, whom the Heat selected with the 14th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, will make an appearance at the watch party.
This will be the first year the NBA will enforce its draft lottery reform that is designed to disincentivize tanking. The changes don’t significantly affect Miami as the 13th-worst team — but their chances of getting into the top four are slightly higher than they would have been.
Here is an ESPN graphic on how NBA Draft lottery odds change in 2019 pic.twitter.com/Jk8X7q0J3Z— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 28, 2017