NEW YORK, April 21, 2006 – Seven ties among teams that finished the 2005-06 NBA regular season with identical records were broken today through random drawings to help determine the order of selection for NBA Draft 2006, which will be held on Wednesday, June 28 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The drawings were conducted live on NBA TV earlier today at the NBA League Office in New York City by Stu Jackson, NBA Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The results of the random drawings:

  • Charlotte (26-56) won a tie-breaker with Atlanta
  • Minnesota (33-49) won a tie-breaker with Boston
  • Houston (34-48) won a tie-breaker with Golden State
  • New Orleans/Oklahoma City (38-44) won a tie-breaker with Philadelphia
  • Chicago (41-41) won a tie-breaker with Indiana
  • Sacramento (44-38) won a tie-breaker with Denver
  • New Jersey (49-33) won a tie-breaker with Memphis

    Attached is the order of selection for the NBA Draft 2006, as well as the number of chances for teams in NBA Draft Lottery 2006, to be held May 23, at the NBA Entertainment studio in Secaucus, New Jersey.

    2006 FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER

    The teams entered in the lottery, to be held on May 23, 2006, 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	 	LOTTERY CHANCES (out of 1,000)
    Portland			21-61		250
    New York (To Chi.)		23-59		199
    Charlotte			26-56		138
    Atlanta			26-56		137
    Toronto			27-55		88
    Minnesota			33-49		53
    Boston			33-49		53
    Houston			34-48		23	
    Golden State		34-48		22
    Seattle			35-47		11
    Orlando			36-46		8
    N.O./Ok. City 		38-44		7
    Philadelphia		38-44		6
    Utah			41-41		5
    

    The order for the remainder of the first round picks is as follows: 15. Milwaukee (To New Orleans/Oklahoma City) 40-42 16. Chicago 41-41 17. Indiana 41-41 18. Washington 42-40 19. Sacramento 44-38 20. Denver (To New York via Toronto and New Jersey) 44-38 21. LA Lakers (To Phoenix via Atlanta and Boston) 45-37 22. LA Clippers (To New Jersey via Denver and Orlando) 47-35 23. New Jersey 49-33 24. Memphis 49-33 25. Cleveland 50-32 26. Miami (To LA Lakers) 52-30 27. Phoenix 54-28 28. Dallas 60-22 29. San Antonio (To New York) 63-19 30. Detroit (To Portland via Utah) 64-18

    2006 SECOND ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER* 31. Portland 32. New York (To Houston) 33/34. Atlanta 33/34. Charlotte (To LA Clippers) 35. Toronto 36/37. Boston (Pick may be conveyed to Minnesota) 36/37. Minnesota 38/39. Golden State (Pick may be conveyed to Minnesota via Boston and Phoenix) 38/39. Houston (To Milwaukee) 40. Seattle 41. Orlando 42/43. Philadelphia (To Cleveland) 42/43. New Orleans/Oklahoma City 44. Milwaukee (To Orlando via Cleveland) 45. Indiana 46. Chicago (To Utah via Houston) 47. Utah 48. Washington 49. Denver 50. Sacramento (To Orlando via Utah or to Charlotte) 51. LA Lakers 52. LA Clippers 53. Memphis (To Seattle) 54. New Jersey 55. Cleveland 56. Miami (To Toronto via New Orleans/Oklahoma City and Boston) 57. Phoenix (To Minnesota) 58. Dallas 59. San Antonio 60. Detroit

    * 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, provided that if more than two teams are tied, then, as among the tied teams, each tied team will select one position earlier than it selected in the first round, except that the tied team that selected earliest in the first round shall, as among the tied teams, select latest in the second round. With respect to the ties between Atlanta and Charlotte (33 and 34); Boston and Minnesota (36 and 37); Golden State and Houston (38 and 39); and Philadelphia and New Orleans/Oklahoma City (42 and 43): since the order of selection in the first round for each pair 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 23, 2006).