NBA Draft Tiebreaker Results, Tentative 2017 Order

The NBA conducted its draft tiebreakers today, determining which teams who finished tied in the standings at the end of the season will receive higher picks in the 2017 draft.

There was one tie in the lottery, for the No. 6 spot, and the Timberwolves won today’s tiebreaker over the Knicks. However, both teams will have essentially equal odds to jump into the top three, since their lottery chances will be split evenly.

In instances where the two teams are splitting up an odd number of chances, the Wolves will receive very slightly better odds by virtue of winning today’s tiebreaker. For instance, they’ll have a 7% chance at the No. 3 pick, while the Knicks will have 6.9% odds.

Here are today’s tiebreaker results:

  • Timberwolves win tiebreaker over Knicks for 6th pick (pending lottery results).
  • Trail Blazers win tiebreaker over Bulls for 15th pick.
  • Bucks win tiebreaker over Pacers for 17th pick.
  • Hawks win tiebreaker over Grizzlies for 19th pick. Portland receives the Grizzlies’ pick.
  • In four-way tie for picks 23-26, the tiebreaker order is Clippers (23), Jazz (24), Raptors (25), Cavaliers (26). Three of these picks will be traded, as noted below.

Listed below is the tentative draft order for the 2017 NBA draft, pending next month’s lottery results. The order below isn’t set in stone, but it’s what the 2017 draft will look like if the lottery doesn’t result in any changes. This draft order includes all traded first-round and second-round picks.

First round:

  1. Boston Celtics (via Nets)
  2. Phoenix Suns
  3. Los Angeles Lakers
  4. Philadelphia 76ers
  5. Orlando Magic
  6. Minnesota Timberwolves
  7. New York Knicks
  8. Sacramento Kings
  9. Dallas Mavericks
  10. Sacramento Kings (via Pelicans)
  11. Charlotte Hornets
  12. Detroit Pistons
  13. Denver Nuggets
  14. Miami Heat
  15. Portland Trail Blazers
  16. Chicago Bulls
  17. Milwaukee Bucks
  18. Indiana Pacers
  19. Atlanta Hawks
  20. Portland Trail Blazers (via Grizzlies)
  21. Oklahoma City Thunder
  22. Brooklyn Nets (via Wizards)
  23. Toronto Raptors (via Clippers)
  24. Utah Jazz
  25. Orlando Magic (via Raptors)
  26. Portland Trail Blazers (via Cavaliers)
  27. Brooklyn Nets (via Celtics)
  28. Los Angeles Lakers (via Rockets)
  29. San Antonio Spurs
  30. Utah Jazz (via Warriors)

Second round:

  1. Atlanta Hawks (via Nets)
  2. Phoenix Suns
  3. Orlando Magic (via Lakers)
  4. Sacramento Kings (via Sixers)
  5. Orlando Magic
  6. Philadelphia 76ers (via Knicks)
  7. Boston Celtics (via Timberwolves)
  8. Chicago Bulls (via Kings)
  9. Philadelphia 76ers (via Mavericks)
  10. New Orleans Pelicans
  11. Charlotte Hornets
  12. Utah Jazz (via Pistons)
  13. Houston Rockets (via Nuggets)
  14. New York Knicks (via Chicago)
  15. Houston Rockets (via Trail Blazers)
  16. Philadelphia 76ers (via Heat)
  17. Indiana Pacers
  18. Milwaukee Bucks
  19. Denver Nuggets (via Grizzlies)
  20. Philadelphia 76ers (via Hawks)
  21. Oklahoma City Thunder
  22. Washington Wizards
  23. Boston Celtics (via Cavaliers)
  24. Phoenix Suns (via Raptors)
  25. Utah Jazz
  26. Boston Celtics (via Clippers)
  27. Brooklyn Nets (via Celtics)
  28. New York Knicks (via Rockets)
  29. San Antonio Spurs
  30. Atlanta Hawks (via Warriors)

We detailed lottery odds for each of the teams in the top 14 last week. Here are the lottery scenarios that could affect which teams receive draft picks:

  • If the Lakers‘ first-round pick falls outside the top three, the Sixers will receive it. In that scenario, the Lakers would retain their own second-round pick rather than sending it to the Magic.
  • If the Pelicans‘ first-round pick jumps into the top three, they’ll keep it rather than sending it to the Kings.
  • If the Kings‘ own first-round pick falls outside the top 10, the Bulls will receive it, and the Kings will keep their second-round pick rather than sending it to Chicago. If the Kings’ pick jumps into the top three, the Sixers will have the opportunity to swap their first-round pick for Sacramento’s.

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