2017 NBA Draft
2017 NBA Draft

Ties broken for order of selection in 2017 NBA Draft

Draft Lottery to be held on May 16

Official release

Apr 18, 2017 5:20 PM ET

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Which teams were helped out by the results of the draft lottery tiebreaker?

NEW YORK -- Five ties among teams that finished the 2016-17 NBA regular season with identical records were broken today through random drawings to determine the order of selection for NBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm, which will be held on Thursday, June 22.

The drawings were conducted by NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations Kiki VanDeWeghe in Secaucus, N.J, and broadcast live on NBA TV.  The tiebreaker process was overseen by Denise Pelli, a representative from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young.

The results of the drawings:

  • Minnesota (31-51) won a tiebreaker with New York.
  • Portland (41-41) won a tiebreaker with Chicago.
  • Milwaukee (42-40) won a tiebreaker with Indiana.
  • Atlanta (43-39) won a tiebreaker with Memphis.
  • The LA Clippers (51-31) won a tiebreaker with Cleveland, Toronto and Utah. Second, third and fourth place in the tiebreaker drawings went to Utah, Toronto and Cleveland, respectively.

Below is the order of selection for NBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm and the number of chances for teams in NBA Draft Lottery 2017, which will be held on Tuesday, May 16.

2017 FIRST-ROUND DRAFT ORDER

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.  The teams entered in the lottery are as follows, with their chances of winning the lottery out of 1,000:  

Team ... Record ... (Win%) ... Lottery Chances 

  • Brooklyn (to Boston) ... 20-62 ... (.244) ... 250
  • Phoenix... 24-58 ... (.293) ... 199
  • L.A. Lakers* ... 26-56 ... (.317) ... 156
  • Philadelphia** ... 28-54 ... (.341) ... 119
  • Orlando ... 29-53 ... (.354) ...88
  • Minnesota ... 31-51 ... (.378) ... 53
  • New York ... 31-51 ... (.378) ... 53
  • Sacramento^ ... 32-50 ... (.390) ... 28
  • Dallas ... 33-49 ... (.402) ... 17
  • New Orleans^^ ... 34-48 ... (.415) ... 11
  • Charlotte ... 36-46 ... (.439) ... 8
  • Detroit ... 37-45 ... (.451) ... 7
  • Denver ... 40-42 ... (.488) ... 6
  • Miami ... 41-41 ... (.500) ... 5

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

15. Portland ... 41-41
16. Chicago ... 41-41
17. Milwaukee ... 42-40
18. Indiana ... 42-40
19. Atlanta ... 43-39
20. Memphis (to Portland via Denver and Cleveland) ... 43-39
21. Oklahoma City ... 47-35
22. Washington (to Brooklyn) ... 49-33
23. LA Clippers (to Toronto via Milwaukee) ... 51-31
24. Utah ... 51-31
25. Toronto (to Orlando) ... 51-31
26. Cleveland (to Portland) ... 51-31
27. Boston (to Brooklyn) ... 53-29
28. Houston (to Los Angeles Lakers) ... 55-27
29. San Antonio ... 61-21
30. Golden State (to Utah) ... 67-15

[*] This pick may be conveyed to Philadelphia via Phoenix.
[**] This pick may be conveyed to Sacramento.
[^] This pick may be conveyed to Chicago via Cleveland or to Philadelphia.
[^^] This pick may be conveyed to Sacramento.

2017 SECOND-ROUND DRAFT ORDER

31. Brooklyn (to Atlanta)
32. Phoenix
33. Los Angeles Lakers#
34. Philadelphia (to Sacramento via New Orleans)
35. Orlando
36./37. New York (to Philadelphia via Utah and Toronto)
36./37. Minnesota (to Boston via Phoenix)
38. Sacramento##
39. Dallas (to Philadelphia)
40. New Orleans
41. Charlotte
42. Detroit (to Utah)
43. Denver (to Houston)
44. Chicago (to New York)
45. Portland (to Houston)
46. Miami (to Philadelphia via Atlanta)
47. Indiana
48. Milwaukee
49. Memphis (to Denver via Oklahoma City)
50. Atlanta (to Philadelphia)
51. Oklahoma City (to Denver)
52. Washington
53. Cleveland (to Boston)
54. Toronto (to Phoenix)
55. Utah
56. LA Clippers (to Boston)
57. Boston (to Brooklyn)
58. Houston (to New York)
59. San Antonio
60. Golden State (to Atlanta via Philadelphia and Utah)

  • Please note that teams that finished the regular season with identical records will select in the second round in inverse order of the order in which they select in the first round.  With respect to the tie between the Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks (31-51 each): 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 16.

[#] This pick may be conveyed to Orlando.
[##] This pick may be conveyed to Chicago via Cleveland.


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