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Kings win coin flip tiebreaker with Pelicans

The Sacramento Kings received a little good news this morning. The coin flip to determine where the team would rank in Thursday’s NBA Draft Lottery came up tails, or heads, or who really cares. The Kings won the tiebreaker with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Sacramento will have the 12th best odds to land one of the top four spots in the 2020 NBA Draft at 6.1%. The Pelicans’ chances will be just 5.7%.

Both teams finished with identical 28-36 records when the 2019-20 season was initially called due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Even though the Kings ultimately finished with a better overall record following the 8-game restart in Orlando, the team’s original records were the determining mark.

Sacramento last had a coin flip situation in 2018, when they lost the toss to the Chicago Bulls and ended up with the seventh pick. Of course, that turned out to be the lucky position as they then moved up to the second spot when they jumped up to the top three in the lottery.

The Marvin Bagley draft.

The NBA Draft will be held on October 16 and it will be very interesting to see wha new Interim VP of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars does with the pick. And, the free agency frenzy starts just two days after that on October 18.

Buckle up, the current NBA season may be over for the Kings, but this Fall is sure to be a wild ride.


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