Ties Broken for NBA Draft Order of Selection
NEW YORK, April 28 -- Eight ties among teams that finished the 2002-03 regular season with identical records were broken Monday night through random drawings to help determine the order of selection for NBA Draft 2003, which will be held on Thursday, June 26, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Stu Jackson, NBA Senior Vice President Basketball Operations, conducted the drawing live on NBA TV on Monday evening from the league office in New York.
Cleveland and Denver, who finished tied with a 17-65 record, will each receive 225 chances out of 1,000 in the NBA Draft Lottery. In the event that neither the Cavaliers nor Nuggets wins one of the first three picks in the Lottery, Denver will select fourth and Cleveland fifth.
Stu Jackson and NBA TV's Mark Morgan announce tiebreakers and order of selection:
New York and Washington, who finished tied with a 37-45 record, will receive 15 and 14 chances out of 1,000, respectively, in the NBA Draft Lottery. In the event that neither the Knicks nor the Wizards wins one of the first three picks in the Lottery, New York will select ninth and Washington will select 10th.
Milwaukee (42-40) won a tie-breaker with Orlando and will select 14th in the first round. The Magic will select 15th.
Boston (44-38) won a tie-breaker with Phoenix and will select 16th in the first round. The Suns will select 17th.
New Orleans (47-35) won a tie-breaker with Utah and will select 18th in the first round. The Jazz will select 19th.
Philadelphia (48-34) won a tie-breaker with Indiana and will select 20th in the first round. The Pacers will select 21st. (Note: Indiana's pick is held by Atlanta and Philadelphia's pick is held by Boston)
Portland (50-32) won a tie-breaker with the Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit, and will select 23rd in the first round. Subsequently, the Lakers won a tie-breaker with the Pistons and will select 24th. Detroit will select 25th.
San Antonio (60-22) won a tie-breaker with Dallas and will select 28th in the first round. The Mavericks will select 29th.
Below is the order of selection for the first round of NBA Draft 2003, as well as the number of chances for teams in NBA Draft Lottery 2003, to be held Thursday, May 22, at the NBA Entertainment studio in Secaucus, N.J.
ORDER OF SELECTION FOR NBA DRAFT 2003
Teams entered in the NBA Draft Lottery, which will determine the order of selection for the first 13 picks, listed in order of overall record (worst record first) and chances out of 1,000 in the Lottery:
The order for the remainder of the first round picks is as follows:
14. Milwaukee (3)
18. New Orleans
20. Philadelphia (to Boston)
21. Indiana (to Atlanta)
22. New Jersey
24. L.A. Lakers
25. Detroit (4)
27. Sacramento (to Memphis via Orlando)
28. San Antonio
2003 SECOND ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER
30. Cleveland (5)
31. Denver (to New York)
32. Toronto (to L.A. Lakers)
34. L.A. Clippers
35. Memphis (to Milwaukee or to Seattle via Milwaukee)
39. New York
40. Golden State
42. Orlando (6)
43. Milwaukee (7)
45. Phoenix (to Chicago)
46. Boston (to Denver)
48. New Orleans
50. Philadelphia (8)
51. New Jersey
52. L.A. Lakers (to Toronto)
53. Detroit (to Miami or to Chicago via Miami)
57. Dallas (9)
58. San Antonio (to Detroit)
(1) Pick may be conveyed to Detroit
(2) Pick may be conveyed to Milwaukee
(3) Pick may be conveyed to Seattle
(4) Pick may be conveyed to Sacramento, via Philadelphia, Houston and Atlanta
(5) Pick may be conveyed to Toronto
(6) Pick may be conveyed to Atlanta
(7) Pick may be conveyed to Seattle
(8) Pick may be conveyed to Detroit
(9) Pick may be conveyed to Chicago via Miami