Throughout the 2016/17 NBA season, Hoops Rumors is maintaining a feature that allows you to keep an eye on how the 2017 draft order will look. Our 2016/17 Reverse Standings tool, which lists the NBA’s 30 teams from worst to first, will be updated daily to reflect the previous night’s outcomes.
Our Reverse Standings take into account playoff teams in each conference, so they’re essentially a reflection of what 2017’s draft order would look like with no changes to lottery position. In addition to not considering the results of the lottery, our tracker lists teams in random order when they have identical records. At the end of the year, those ties would be broken via random drawings.
Traded picks – and conditionally traded picks – are mentioned via footnotes. For instance, the note next to the Kings‘ pick says that Sacramento will send its pick to the Bulls if it’s not in the top 10. If the Kings’ pick is in the top 10, the 76ers would have the right to swap selections, so that footnote is included next to the Sixers’ pick as well.
As of today, the 27-41 Kings are tied for the league’s seventh-worst record, which means their own pick should be safe, and the Sixers (24-43, fifth-worst record) likely won’t want to swap. That could change quickly, however — the gap between Sacramento and the team with the 11th-worst record (the 29-38 Mavs) isn’t huge, nor is the gap between the Kings and Sixers.
Our Reverse Standings tracker can be found at anytime on our right sidebar under “Hoops Rumors Features.” It’s a great resource not just for monitoring a team’s draft position, but also for keeping an eye on whether or not traded picks with protection will be changing hands in 2017. So be sure to check back often!