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ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks will host a free draft lottery party for the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery at State Farm Arena on Tuesday, May 14. During the party, fans will enjoy great entertainment with appearances by Harry the Hawk, ATL Dancers and Flight Crew, music by DJ Mo Hawk with Big Tigger as the host for the evening, a Georgia Lottery photo booth, raffle prizes and more. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the amenities offered in the transformed State Farm Arena while watching the live lottery broadcast on the third-largest scoreboard in the NBA.
Serving as the Hawks’ “good luck charm” on site at the lottery for the second consecutive year is owner Jami Gertz. Last year, Atlanta entered the lottery with the fourth highest odds of receiving the top pick and moved up one spot, securing the third overall pick in the draft. During the 2018 NBA Draft, the Hawks traded their third overall pick in exchange for the fifth pick, the draft rights for Trae Young, in addition to a 2019 top-5 protected first-round pick from Dallas.
The Hawks’ own 2019 first-round odds have the fifth-highest odds of moving to No. 1 among the lottery teams. If Dallas’ 2019 first-round pick is not among the top five, Atlanta will receive the Mavericks’ first-round pick. Entering the May 14th lottery, Dallas’ is currently slated as the team with the ninth-highest odds. The 2019 NBA Draft is set for Thursday, June 20.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is free to the general public. Fans can visit hawks.com/Lottery now to claim a complimentary ticket. All fans must have a ticket to attend.