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Here are your 2013 NBA Draft lottery odds (and draft order)

Apr 19, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

Grant Gilbert AP

Wednesday night when the games ended (and frankly for a while before that) it was time for half the NBA to start thinking about the upcoming draft.

Friday the league broke the ties and made it official — here is your 2013 NBA Draft lottery odds. And for everyone in the playoffs, the draft order is set.

1. Orlando 25 percent
2. Charlotte 19.9 percent
3. Cleveland 15.6 percent
4. Phoenix 11.9 percent
5. New Orleans 8.8 percent
6. Sacramento 6.3 percent
7. Detroit 3.6 percent.
8. Washington 2.5 percent
9 Minnesota 1.7 percent
10. Portland 1.1 percent
11. Philadelphia 0.8 percent
12. Toronto 0.7 percent
13 Dallas 0.6 percent
14 Utah 0.5 percent

15. Milwaukee
16. Boston
17. Atlanta
18. Atlanta (via Brooklyn and Houston)
19. Cleveland (via LA Lakers
20. Chicago
21. Utah (via Brooklyn and Golden State)
22. Brooklyn
23. Indiana
24. New York
25. LA Clippers
26. Minnesota (via Houston and Memphis)
27. Denver
28. San Antonio
29. Oklahoma City
30. Phoenix (via LA Lakers and Cleveland and Miami)

Here is how the tiebreakers broke out:

• Detroit (29-53) won a tiebreaker with Washington.
• Philadelphia (34-48) won a tiebreaker with Toronto.
• Houston (45-37) won a tiebreaker with Chicago and the L.A. Lakers; L.A. Lakers then won a tiebreaker with Chicago.
• L.A. Clippers (56-26) won a tiebreaker with Memphis.

The NBA Draft lottery is May 21, the draft itself is June 27.

  1. zerole00 - Apr 19, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    I’ve got a feeling Sacramento is going to win the #1 pick if last season and the sale of the Hornets was any indication.

    • money2long - Apr 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      who knows… maybe MJ gets what was owed to his terrible charlotte team last season and the bobcats win it. or should i say hornets?

      • eugenesaxe - Apr 20, 2013 at 5:27 PM

        The only thing CHA is “owed” is a better owner.

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 20, 2013 at 7:31 AM

      I like the old draft order, worst team first.
      David Stern is a schmuck!

  2. goraidersgospurs - Apr 19, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    I wish sixers would get the first pick gotta feel for them Turner is not an all star n Andrew played them!!!

    • biasedhomer - Apr 19, 2013 at 9:55 PM

      Even the 2nd or 3rd overall will help mitigate the horrible luck the sixers had.

  3. southpaw77 - Apr 19, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    And yet this will be held in some secret back room.
    Hey Stern time to televise the lottery number combinations and the winner jumps up like a bingo hall and so do the fans of that team.

    Hopefully the next commish does this, end the veil of secrecy.

    • hardballtalkusername - Apr 19, 2013 at 8:39 PM

      Completely agree, it would be much more entertaining to watch live too.

    • asimonetti88 - Apr 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

      I’m no stranger to controversies but the NBA has the lottery audited by Ernst and Young. It would be cool to see it live though.

      • tomasekradek - Apr 20, 2013 at 7:53 AM

        you definitely have no clue how these “audits” work my friend. results are ordered by clients, it’s part of business

      • money2long - Apr 20, 2013 at 9:41 AM

        the problem with that is if we see what happens in the back room, the people who represent the lottery team will certainly get a text message from their co workers watching the event on tv about who already has the 1st pick. the back room thing is done behind closed doors so no one watching will already know who won , preventing their buds from informing the people at the panel of the already known outcome of the draft order. if we see what happens in the back room, there is no show. well, actually the show would just be over in 10 minutes. unless u want to stick around and see the reactions of the team reps who probably already know the order.

        there could be a solution to that, no cell phones allowed. but these executives are sneaky. they’ll find some way

      • asimonetti88 - Apr 20, 2013 at 3:31 PM


        I’m sure the NBA is willing to deal with the legal ramifications of a false audit.

    • herkulease - Apr 20, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      The problem is that after the 1st pick, it is no longer a TV event. The drama/suspense that can be captured for #2 and #3 compared to the first pick is incredibly hard.

      It can potentially be some time(possibly hours) before a new unique combination that is not owned by team that already has a pick.

      • biasedhomer - Apr 20, 2013 at 12:10 AM

        You don’t think they have the marketing experts to somehow make a show that lasts for 2 hours about just the first overall pick? And the best part is, people will be convinced to watch all 2 hours.

  4. deavn - Apr 19, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Oh my, here come the conspiracy theorists. The draft isn’t fixed people.

    • jamesinva - Apr 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      Watch the ’86 draft where the Knicks get the #1 pick. With all due respect to the Knicks and Patrick ewing, just go watch the video and tell me it isnt rigged.

      • deavn - Apr 19, 2013 at 11:54 PM

        it’s not rigged. What makes you think that it is?

      • jolink653 - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:26 AM

        I’m a huge Knicks fan, and even I’d agree that the ’86 draft was rigged to get the Knicks Patrick Ewing…Watch the tape and you can see Stern carefully place every other team’s card in the ball and then strangely when he puts the Knicks card in, he bangs it against the side of the opening so the card is bent and makes it easy for him to identify…Pretty clear that it wasn’t an accident since Stern wanted a superstar in New York

  5. daddyghi - Apr 19, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    i’ll put my money on a team that is for sale…

  6. minnesotablizzard - Apr 19, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    I’ve got a feeling it won’t be Sacramento. It’s going to be Minnesota a la when Chicago “won” the Derrick Rose lottery. They’re trying to sell the team, they’re one player away (with a healthy team) from being a legit contender, and don’t the timberwolves just flat out deserve to finally improve in the lottery for once? Not to mention it might be just what it takes to keep Adelman in Minnesota for a few more seasons…

  7. timb12 - Apr 19, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    You can draw conspiracies for whatever team gets it. I like a conspiracy theory as much as the next guy, but sometimes they feel like a reach.

  8. pike573 - Apr 20, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    God I wish they just killed the lottery already.

  9. thekingdave - Apr 20, 2013 at 3:28 AM

    So Morey packaged the likely 12 pick plus K-Mart and Jeremy Lamb for James Harden? The hate inside the loop for Morey is comical.

  10. philadelphiafan - Apr 20, 2013 at 5:10 AM

    With the Sixers luck they’ll drop to 14…

  11. wwttww - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Hawks should just forfeit the franchise.

  12. rajbais - Apr 20, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Charlotte wins it.

    Before the season ended I thought Orlando would, but the team tied or with the worst overall record has only won the lottery 4 times since it was implemented in 1985.

    I figured Orlando because the common theme for #1 overall pick teams over the prior 2 drafts was that they lost a superstar player. Cleveland lost Lebron, New Orleans lost CP3, and with Orlando losing Dwight Howard I figured it would get it.

    Now it likely won’t based on history.

  13. 00maltliquor - Apr 20, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    My $$$’s on CLE getting that #1 pick.

    Although I wouldn’t be surprised if MJ and the ‘Cats finally got it. Crappiest draft ever, just the kind of luck CHA always falls into.

  14. packhawk04 - Apr 20, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    I dont think the lottery is rigged. The knicks/ewing lottery obviously was, and if you dont think it was, i dont know what to tell you. It hasnt been rigged in many years though.

    • mazblast - Apr 20, 2013 at 5:05 PM

      Oh come on. Wasn’t it just a couple of years ago that the Cavs had that sick kid as their front man and “miraculously” won the top pick? Everyone knew it was rigged, yet Minnesota’s idiot GM got piled on for even hinting at it.

      If there’s a real “franchise” player at the top of the draft, the league (or The Troll himself) decides who gets him. Stern and his sycophants want no repeat ever of a designated non-winner franchise like Milwaukee getting a player of the caliber of Lew Alcindor/Kareem.

  15. chex1868 - Apr 20, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Who cares! Bunch of projects in this weak draft class.

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