T-Wolves, Knicks Biggest Tie-Breaker Winners
Posted May 20 2008 3:27PM
NEW YORK, April 18 – Four ties among teams that finished the 2007-08 NBA regular season with identical records were broken Friday through random drawings to help determine the order of selection for the 2008 NBA Draft, which will be held on Thursday, June 26 at The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The drawings were conducted live on NBA TV in New York City by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The results of the drawings:
2008 FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER
The teams entered in the lottery, to be held May 20, 2008, at the NBA Entertainment studio in Secaucus, N.J., 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):
The order for the remainder of the first round picks:
15. Atlanta (37-45) (To Phoenix)
2008 SECOND ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER
31. Miami (To Minnesota via Boston)
Note: 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 ties between Memphis and Minnesota (33 and 34) and the Los Angeles Clippers and New York (35 and 36): Since the order of selection in the first round for each set of teams may change based on the results of the Draft Lottery, the selection order in the second round cannot be determined until after the Draft Lottery is completed.