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  • Cade Cunningham is the odds-on favorite to go #1 overall
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With the NBA returning to a more traditional summer draft following the 2020-21 season, we’ll be tracking the odds for the top prospects to be selected at the top of the Draft.

Odds to Be Selected First Overall in 2021 NBA Draft

  • [May 4] Although the formal draft process has yet to begin, Cade Cunningham has seen his odds to be the first overall pick in 2021 shorten further, now at odds of -500
  • [March 8] With his Oklahoma State Cowboys likely earning a strong seed in the NCAA Tournament, Cunningham remains a heavy odds-on favorite. New players added to the market include Arkansas’ terrific freshman Moses Moody, and departed Duke player Jalen Johnson – who are both at odds of +2000 to go #1
  • [February 12] Cade Cunningham has opened as the heavy -300 favorite to be selected first overall at the 2021 NBA Draft this coming summer. After their debuts with the G-League Ignite squad, Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga are next in the running at odds of +550

2021 NBA 1st Overall Pick Odds

Player Odds
Cade Cunningham -500
Jonathan Kuminga +850
Evan Mobley +950
Jalen Green +950
Jalen Suggs +1100
Ziaire Williams +2500
Scottie Barnes +2500
Jalen Johnson +2500
Moses Moody +2500
Corey Kispert +2500

All odds taken May 4th

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Projected 2021 NBA Draft Lottery Order

Pick Team
1 Houston Rockets
2 Detroit Pistons
3 Minnesota Timberwolves
4 OKC Thunder
5 Orlando Magic
6 Cleveland Cavaliers
7 Orlando Magic (from Chicago Bulls)
8 Toronto Raptors
9 Sacramento Kings
10 New Orleans Pelicans
11 Washington Wizards
12 Indiana Pacers
13 San Antonio Spurs
14 Memphis Grizzlies

Last Ten First Overall NBA Draft Picks

Year Player School All-Star Selections
2020 Anthony Edwards Georgia 0
2019 Zion Williamson Duke 0
2018 Deandre Ayton Arizona 0
2017 Markelle Fultz Washington 0
2016 Ben Simmons LSU 1
2015 Karl-Anthony Towns Kentucky 2
2014 Andrew Wiggins Kansas 0
2013 Anthony Bennett UNLV 0
2012 Anthony Davis Kentucky 6
2011 Kyrie Irving Duke 6

Archived Draft Rankings Tracker: 2020, 2018

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Mitch graduated from Ryerson University's Sport Media program in June of 2018, and has been with SBD since 2019. He's worked in broadcast and digital for the Score, Sportsnet, TSN & CBC and has done play-by-play work for basketball at all levels including NCAA, Pan Am Games & U Sports.