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Ties broken for 2011 NBA Draft order of selection

By Official release
Posted May 16 2011 11:20AM

NEW YORK -- Three ties among teams that finished the 2010-11 NBA regular season with identical records were broken today through random drawings to help determine the order of selection for the 2011 NBA Draft, which will be held on Thursday, June 23 at The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

The drawings were conducted earlier today in New York City at the Board of Governors meeting by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The results of the drawings:

• Sacramento (24-58) won a tiebreaker with New Jersey.
• New Orleans (46-36) won a tiebreaker with Memphis.
• Dallas (57-25) won a tiebreaker with the Los Angeles Lakers

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Below is the order of selection for the 2011 NBA Draft, as well as the number of chances for teams in the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery, to be held May 17, at the NBA Entertainment studio in Secaucus, New Jersey.

The teams entered in the lottery, to be held on May 17, 2011, are as follows (note: the first three picks in the Draft will be determined by the lottery and the remainder of the "lottery teams" will select in positions 4 through 14 in inverse order of their consolidated standings at the end of the regular season):

2011 Draft Lottery Odds
Minnesota 17-65 250 25%
Cleveland 19-63 199 19.9%
Toronto 22-60 156 15.6%
Washington 23-59 119 11.9%
Sacramento 24-58 76 7.6%
Utah (from New Jersey) 24-58 75 7.5%
Detroit 30-52 43 4.3%
Cleveland (from L.A. Clippers) 32-50 28 2.8%
Charlotte 34-48 17 1.7%
Milwaukee 35-47 11 1.1%
Golden State 36-46 8 0.8%
Utah 39-43 7 0.7%
Phoenix 40-42 6 0.6%
Houston 43-39 5 0.5%

The order for the remainder of the first round picks is as follows:

  Remainder Of Round 1
No.             Team
15.    Indiana
16.    Philadelphia
17.    New York
18.    Washington (From Atlanta)
19.    Charlotte (From New Orleans via Portland)
20.    Minnesota (From Memphis via Utah)
21.    Portland
22.    Denver
23.    Houston (From Orlando via Phoenix)
24.    Oklahoma City
25.    Boston
26.    Dallas
27.    New Jersey (From L.A. Lakers)
28.    Chicago (From Miami via Toronto)
29.    San Antonio
30.    Chicago
  Round 2
31.    Miami (From Minnesota)
32.    Cleveland
33.    Detroit (From Toronto)
34.    Washington
35.    Sacramento *
36.    New Jersey *
37.    L.A. Clippers (From Detroit)
38.    Houston (From L.A. Clippers)
39.    Charlotte
40.    Milwaukee
41.    L.A. Lakers (From Golden State via New Jersey
42.    Indiana
43. --     Chicago or Golden State (From Utah via Chicago)
44. --     Chicago or Golden State (From Phoenix via Chicago)
45.    New Orleans (From Philadelphia)
46.    L.A. Lakers (From New York)
47.    L.A. Clippers (From Houston)
48.    Atlanta
49.    Memphis
50.    Philadelphia (From New Orleans)
51.    Portland (This pick may be conveyed to Detroit via Denver)
52.    Denver (This pick may be conveyed to Portland or to Detroit)
53.    Orlando
54.    Cleveland (From OKC via Miami)
55.    Boston
56.    L.A. Lakers
57.    Dallas
58.    L.A. Lakers (From Miami)
59.    San Antonio
60.    Sacramento (From Chicago via Milwaukee)

* Please note that teams that finished the regular season with identical records will select in the second round in the reverse of the order in which they select in the first round.

With respect to the tie between New Jersey and Sacramento (35 and 36): since the order of selection in the first round for this set of teams may change based on the results of the Draft Lottery, the order of selection in the second round cannot be determined until after the Draft Lottery is conducted (on May 17, 2011).

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