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:

  • Minnesota (22-60) won a tiebreaker with Memphis.
  • New York (23-59) won a tiebreaker with the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Phoenix (55-27) won a tiebreaker with Houston.
  • San Antonio (56-26) won a tiebreaker with New Orleans.

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):

Team Record Chances (out of 1,000)
Miami 15-67 250
Seattle 20-62 199
Minnesota 22-60 138
Memphis 22-60 137
New York 23-59 76
L.A. Clippers 23-59 75
Milwaukee 26-56 43
Charlotte 32-50 28
Chicago 33-49 17
New Jersey 34-48 11
Indiana 36-46 8
Sacramento 38-44 7
Portland 41-41 6
Golden State 48-34 5

The order for the remainder of the first round picks:

15. Atlanta (37-45) (To Phoenix)
16. Philadelphia (40-42)
17. Toronto (41-41)
18. Washington (43-39)
19. Cleveland (45-37)
20. Denver (50-32)
21. Dallas (51-31) (To New Jersey)
22. Orlando (52-30)
23. Utah (54-28)
24. Phoenix (55-27) (To Seattle)
25. Houston (55-27)
26. San Antonio (56-26)
27. New Orleans (56-26)
28. L.A. Lakers (57-25) (To Memphis)
29. Detroit (59-23)
30. Boston (66-16)

2008 SECOND ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER

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