Ties Broken for NBA Draft 2007 Order of Selection
Posted Apr 20 2007 5:16PM
NEW YORK, April 20, 2007 – Five ties among teams that finished the 2006-07 NBA regular season with identical records were broken today through random drawings to help determine the order of selection for NBA Draft 2007, which will be held on Thursday, June 28 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The drawings were conducted live on NBA TV earlier today in New York City by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The results of the drawings:
2007 FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER
The teams entered in the lottery, to be held on May 22, 2007, 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 standings at the end of the regular season):
TEAM RECORD LOTTERY CHANCES (out of 1,000) Memphis 22-60 250 Boston 24-58 199 Milwaukee 28-54 156 Atlanta1 30-52 119 Seattle 31-51 88 Portland 32-50 53 Minnesota 32-50 53 Charlotte 33-49 19 New York2 33-49 19 Sacramento 33-49 18 Indiana3 35-47 8 Philadelphia 35-47 7 New Orleans 39-43 6 LA Clippers 40-42 5
*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, however, 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 team that selected earliest in the first round shall, among the tied teams, select latest in the second round. With respect to the ties between Portland and Minnesota (36 and 37); New York, Charlotte and Sacramento (38, 39 and 40); and Philadelphia and Indiana (41 and 42): 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 order of selection in the second round cannot be determined until after the Draft Lottery is conducted (on May 22, 2007).
1 Pick may be conveyed to Phoenix.