2018 NBA Draft
2018 NBA Draft

Ties broken for order of selection in NBA Draft 2018

NBA Draft Lottery 2018 presented by State Farm will be held on Tuesday, May 15 in Chicago

Official release

* Tonight on ESPN:  2018 NBA Draft Lottery (7:30 p.m. ET)

NEW YORK – Five ties  among teams that finished the 2017-18 NBA regular season with identical records were broken today through random drawings to determine the order of selection for NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm.

The drawings were conducted by NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations Kiki VanDeWeghe at the St. Regis Hotel in New York and broadcast live on NBA TV. The tiebreaker process was overseen by Darrington Hobson, a representative from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young.

The results of the drawings:

  • Dallas (24-58) won a tiebreaker with Atlanta.
  • Chicago (27-55) won a tiebreaker with Sacramento.
  • Miami (44-38) won a tiebreaker with Milwaukee.
  • San Antonio (47-35) won a tiebreaker with Minnesota.
  • Oklahoma City (48-34) won a tiebreaker with Indiana, New Orleans and Utah. Second, third and fourth place in the tiebreaker drawings went to Utah, New Orleans and Indiana, respectively.

NBA Draft Lottery 2018 presented by State Farm will be held on Tuesday, May 15 in Chicago. NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm will take place on Thursday, June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Below is the order of selection for NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm and the number of chances for teams in NBA Draft Lottery 2018 presented by State Farm.

2018 FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER

Drawings will be conducted at NBA Draft Lottery 2018 presented by State Farm to determine the first three picks in NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm. The remainder of the “lottery teams” will select in positions 4 through 14 in inverse order of their 2017-18 regular-season records. 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
Phoenix               21-61        .256           250

Memphis             22-60        .268           199

Dallas                  24-58        .293           138

Atlanta                 24-58        .293           137

Orlando               25-57        .305            88

Chicago              27-55         .329           53

Sacramento        27-55         .329           53

Brooklyn            28-54         .341          28

(to Cleveland via Boston)

New York            29-53         .354           17

LA Lakers           35-47         .
427           11
(to Boston or to Philadelphia)*

Charlotte            36-46          .439            8

Detroit**          39-43           .476            7

LA Clippers        42-40          .512            6


Denver               46-36          .561            5

* This pick will be conveyed to Boston via Philadelphia via Phoenix or to Philadelphia via Phoenix.

** This pick may be conveyed to LA Clippers.

2018 SECOND ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER

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

Note: 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 ties between lottery teams: Since the order of selection in the first round for these sets 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 15.

Originally published Apr 13, 2018 9:47 PM ET

 


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