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:

  • Portland (32-50) won a tiebreaker with Minnesota
  • Charlotte (33-49) won a tiebreaker with New York and Sacramento; New York then won a tie-breaker with Sacramento
  • Indiana (35-47) won a tiebreaker with Philadelphia
  • Washington (41-41) won a tiebreaker with New Jersey
  • Golden State (42-40) won a tiebreaker with the L.A. Lakers

    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
    

    The order for the remainder of the first round picks is as follows:

    15. Orlando (To Detroit) 40-42 16. Washington 41-41 17. New Jersey 41-41 18. Golden State 42-40 19. LA Lakers 42-40 20. Miami 44-38 21. Denver (To Philadelphia) 45-37 22. Toronto (To Charlotte via Cleveland) 47-35 23. Chicago4 49-33 24. Cleveland (To Phoenix via Boston) 50-32 25. Utah 51-31 26. Houston 52-30 27. Detroit 53-29 28. San Antonio 58-24 29. Phoenix 61-21 30. Dallas (To Philadelphia via Denver and Golden State) 67-15

    2007 SECOND ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER

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

    *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.
    2 Pick may be conveyed to Chicago.
    3 Pick may be conveyed to Atlanta.
    4 Pick may be conveyed to New York.