Who Owns What? The Status Of Every Draft Pick In 2014

by Max Rappaport
Sixers.com Writer

With the NBA Draft Lottery in the rear-view mirror, let’s take a closer look at how it played out and how that will affect the Sixers come June 26.

Despite entering the lottery with just a 1.7% chance of receiving the first-overall pick, the Cleveland Cavaliers walked away with the night’s top prize. This year marked the third since 2010 that the Cavs have been awarded the #1 pick in the draft.

The remaining two positions determined via the lottery went as expected, with the odds-on favorite Bucks taking the second pick and the second-slotted Sixers taking #3.

Because the New Orleans Pelicans failed to jump into the top three, Philadelphia will be awarded the rights to their pick, which was acquired via trade during the 2013 Draft.

Overall, the Sixers have seven picks in next month's draft, almost twice as many as any other team in the league. Let’s take a look at the order:

1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Milwaukee Bucks
3. Philadelphia 76ers
4. Orlando Magic
5. Utah Jazz
6. Boston Celtics
7. Los Angeles Lakers
8. Sacramento Kings
9. Charlotte Hornets (via DET)
10. Philadelphia 76ers (via NOP)
11. Denver Nuggets
12. Orlando Magic (via NYK)
13. Minnesota Timberwolves
14. Phoenix Suns
15. Atlanta Hawks
16. Chicago Bulls (via CHA)
17. Boston Celtics (via BKN)
18. Phoenix Suns (via WAS)
19. Chicago Bulls
20. Toronto Raptors
21. Oklahoma City Thunder (via HOU, via LAL, via DAL)
22. Memphis Grizzlies
23. Utah Jazz (via GSW)
24. Charlotte Hornets (via POR)
25. Houston Rockets
26. Miami Heat
27. Phoenix Suns (via IND)
28. Los Angeles Clippers
29. Oklahoma City Thunder
30. San Antonio Spurs
31. Milwaukee Bucks
32. Philadelphia 76ers
33. Cleveland Cavaliers (via ORL)
34. Dallas Mavericks (via BOS)
35. Utah Jazz
36. Milwaukee Bucks (via LAL, via PHO, via MIN)
37. Toronto Raptors (via SAC)
38. Detroit Pistons
39. Philadelphia 76ers (via CLE)
40. Minnesota Timberwolves (via NOP)
41. Denver Nuggets
42. Houston Rockets (via NYK)
43. Atlanta Hawks
44. Minnesota Timberwolves (via MIA, via MIN)
45. Charlotte Hornets
46. Washington Wizards
47. Philadelphia 76ers (via BKN, via BOS, via DAL)
48. Milwaukee Bucks (via TOR, via PHO)
49. Chicago Bulls
50. Phoenix Suns
51. Dallas Mavericks
52. Philadelphia 76ers (via MEM, via CLE)
53. Minnesota Timberwolves (via GSW)
54. Philadelphia 76ers (via HOU, via Milwaukee Bucks)
55. Miami Heat
56. Denver Nuggets (via POR)
57. Indiana Pacers
58. San Antonio Spurs (via LAC, via NOP)
59. Toronto Raptors (via OKC, via NYK)
60. San Antonio Spurs

Wondering how each team stacks up individually? One diligent poster on Reddit.com’s NBA-dedicated subforum, r/NBA, did the work for us. Check it out:

As you can see, the Sixers rank second to only the Phoenix Suns in terms of number of first-round selections and blow away the field in the second round. The Bucks, Timberwolves, and Suns form a three-way tie for second place in the draft pick race with four apiece, and five teams, including Atlantic Division rivals New York and Brooklyn, will enter the draft without a pick.