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2018 NBA Draft Lottery: where will the Dallas Mavericks select?

Last year, the Mavs selected Dennis Smith Jr. with the sixth pick. Tonight we find out if they’ll have a top 3 pick in 2018.

2017 NBA Draft Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Tonight, we find out if the long, sad 2017-18 season of tanking all paid off.

The NBA Draft Lottery is tonight, and the Mavericks could land anywhere from number 1 to number 6, with the best odds having them land with the number three pick. (The Phoenix Suns have the best odds of landing at number one.) Michael Finley, Assistant VP of Basketball Operations, will be representing Dallas tonight.

Check out Kate’s wonderful explainer for more information on how all this works.

It’s been a while since the Mavs have picked this high, and all indications are that the team doesn’t intend on tanking another year. Of course, so much of that will depend on how high they pick this year.

Join us in the discussion below as the drama unfolds and we all root for number 1! (Or, at least not lower than number three!). You can watch the Draft Lottery at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN, just before Game 2 of Celtics-Cavaliers, or stream it on the WatchESPN app.

Let’s go Mavs!