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Atlanta Hawks rocket up board, win NBA's draft lottery

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The Atlanta Hawks rocketed up the board to grab the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft, besting improbable odds.

The Hawks, 36-46 this season, had just a 3% chance to win the lottery, the fifth-lowest odds by a team to win the No. 1 pick since the lottery began in 1985.

The Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs rounded out the top four. The Detroit Pistons, owners of the league's worst record this year, fell to No. 5.

French wing Zaccharie Risacher is the highest ranked prospect per ESPN's most recent big board, however this year's class has been defined thus far by its lack of a consensus No.