Nuggets History in the Lottery

The Denver Nuggets have previously been involved in the NBA lottery 14 times in the 32 years since the lottery’s inception in 1985. The Nuggets have never “moved up” in the lottery, have “dropped down” eight times and retained their position six times during the annual ping-pong ball drop. Here is a look at how the club has fared in its 13 lottery experiences, including its pre-lottery position, eventual draft and selection:


Nuggets Upcoming Draft Pick Status

Here is a look at the Nuggets current status in the next three NBA Drafts:

2017 NBA Draft

First Round (1): Nuggets have their own first round pick (#13)
Second Round (2): The Nuggets do not have their second round pick (traded to Houston). The Nuggets do own second round picks from Memphis (via OKC) (#49) and Oklahoma City (#51).

2018 NBA Draft

First Round (1): Nuggets have their own first round pick
Second Round (2): Nuggets do not have a second round pick (traded to Los Angeles Lakers (via UTA to CHI)). The Nuggets do own second round picks from Golden State and the less favorable of Portland and Sacramento (via SAC swap for POR).

2019 NBA Draft

First Round (1): Nuggets have their own first round pick
Second Round (0-1): Nuggets have their own second round pick as long as it falls between selections 31-55. If it falls between 56-60, that pick goes to Milwaukee.

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