Even with 30+ games left on the regular-season schedule, it's clear that a handful of teams are lottery-bound and won't be making playoff runs this season. Additionally, with the trade deadline just eight days away, a number of draft picks figure to change hands in deals by February 21st. So for our readers who already have an eye on this June's draft, we've brought back a feature we introduced last season: Our tentative NBA draft order.
The list is based on this year's "reverse standings" and will be updated every morning for the rest of the season. Draft pick trades have been included via footnotes, and teams who are tied in the standings are marked with asterisks (tiebreakers are eventually determined via coin flip). A lottery team's odds to land the first overall pick are also included in the chart.
Besides the obvious fluctuations that are still to come in the standings, May's draft lottery also figures to shake things up a little at the top of the draft, but our tentative draft order represents how things will look next June 27th if everything holds to form. You can check out the up-to-date list anytime using the link under Hoops Rumors Features on the right sidebar.