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Ties broken, NBA Draft lottery odds, second half of draft now set

Apr 18, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT

Grant Gilbert AP

Coins were flipped… well, not exactly. Random numbers were drawn and… I know you don’t want the details. I promised there would be no math.

Here’s what you want to know: Who won the tiebreakers for the NBA Draft and Draft Lottery:

• Utah (25-57) won a tiebreaker with Boston.
• Brooklyn (44-38) won a tiebreaker with Washington.
• Chicago (48-34) won a tiebreaker with Toronto.
• Portland (54-28) won a tiebreaker with Miami and Houston; Houston then won a tie-breaker with Miami.

Here’s what that really means — the NBA Draft Lottery odds:

• Milwaukee 25%
• Philadelphia 19.9%
• Orlando 15.6%
• Utah 10.4%
• Boston 10.3%
• LA Lakers 6.3%
• Sacramento 4.3%
• Detroit (possibly to Charlotte) 2.8%
• Cleveland 1.7%
• New Orleans (possibly to Philadelphia) 1.1%
• Denver (possibly to Orlando) 0.8%
• Denver or Orlando (via New York and Denver) 0.7%
• Minnesota (possibly to Phoenix) 0.6%
• Phoenix 0.5%

Once you get through the lottery here is the draft order:

15. Atlanta
16. Chicago (via Charlotte)
17. Boston (via Brooklyn
18. Phoenix (via Washington)
19. Chicago
20. Toronto
21. Oklahoma City (via Dallas, Houston and LA Lakers)
22. Memphis
23. Utah (via Golden State)
24. Charlotte (via Portland)
25. Houston
26. Miami
27. Phoenix (via Indiana)
28. LA Clippers
29. Oklahoma City
30. San Antonio

  1. aboogy123456 - Apr 18, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    It would be helpful to know not only the lottery odds for the top pick, but the lottery odds for the top three picks, since those three are up for lottery, then it’s set after that. I’ve been following the Lakers and they have a 21.5% chance at a top three pick, otherwise they end up 6-8

    • kholt1134 - Apr 18, 2014 at 5:25 PM

  2. shuttaman1990 - Apr 18, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Lakers will get between 1 and 3. You can bank on that.
    Lakers all day, the payback for Stern’s basketball reasons is nigh!

    • money2long - Apr 19, 2014 at 1:17 AM

      It’s crazy how much of an impact that failed deal has had on today’s current lakers team.
      Dwight would probably still be there teamed with cp3 with Kobe being the godfather.

  3. aboogy123456 - Apr 18, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    It would be helpful to know the lottery odds for the top three picks, since those three are up for lottery, then it’s set after that. I’ve been following the Lakers and they have a 21.5% chance at a top three pick, otherwise they end up 6-8

  4. doctorbluff - Apr 18, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    You forgot to list where the Knicks’ first round pick would be slotted.

    Oh, wait.

    • philtration - Apr 18, 2014 at 9:27 PM


      • money2long - Apr 19, 2014 at 1:18 AM

        More like predictable

  5. edwardemanuelson - Apr 18, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Number 1 will go to the Lakers. Stern will help his beloved Lakers out one final time.

    • bougin89 - Apr 18, 2014 at 5:04 PM

      As long as we are going with conspiracies the Bucks have $550 million reasons why they will be getting the #1 pick.

      • almight12 - Apr 18, 2014 at 5:33 PM

        let’s be serious. no one paid $550 million for the Bucks. That was a little pocket change for return for the #1 pick.

      • kookiebuger - Apr 18, 2014 at 6:21 PM

        Which team is the bigger market and won more championships, the Lakers, The Bucks have been irrelevant for the past 20 years and haven’t had 1/5th the succes the Lakers have had.

      • bougin89 - Apr 21, 2014 at 9:43 AM

        Watch out, my sarcasm is flying right over your head.

    • Professor Fate - Apr 18, 2014 at 11:12 PM

      Wow, edward, what a stupid conspiracy theory. Were you in a coma when Stern vetoed the Lakers’ trade for Chris Paul “for basketball reasons?” And then let him go to L.A. anyway (Clippers)? Did you miss the part where Stern retired and is no longer the commissioner?

      A good conspiracy theory requires at least a remote possibility of happening. Dr. Buss and his GMs outsmarted the league for years and Stern chose to throw his own legacy under the bus to keep them from doing it one last time. Get a clue.

  6. pukpokito - Apr 18, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Celtics for the #1 pick! come on lady luck.One time!

    • Professor Fate - Apr 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

      As far as I can tell the Celtics have had one #1 pick in their history: Chuck Share out of Bowling Green in 1950.

      With all their success over the years the Celtics don’t get high picks very often, but their luck with single-digit picks is mediocre.

      Excellent: Sam Jones, #8 in 1957; Satch Sanders, #8 in ’60; John Havlicek, #7 in ’62; Jo Jo White, #9 in ’69; Dave Cowens, #4 in ’70; Larry Bird, #6 in ’78; Kevin McHale, #3 in ’80.

      Average: Mel Counts, #7 in 1964, traded after two seasons (still won two rings); Antoine Walker, #6 in ’96, helped team recover from bad stretch in late 90s, traded to Mavericks; Ron Mercer, #6 in ’97, traded after two seasons to Nuggets; Randy Foye, #7 in ’06, immediately traded to Portland; Jeff Green, #5 in ’07, traded to SuperSonics, reacquired in ’11.

      Busts: Bennie Swain, #7 in ’58, out of basketball after one season (he won a ring anyway); John Richter, #6 in ’59, played one season (won a ring, too); Bill Green, #8 in ’63, never played due to a fear of flying; Ollie Johnson, #8 in ’65, cut by the team; Jim Barnett, #8 in ’66, played one season before being traded to the San Diego Rockets; Freeman Williams, #8 in ’78, never played for the team.

      Tragic: Len Bias, #2 in 1986.

      One thing in the lists above stands out: Except for Jones and Sanders the Celtics have very poor luck when drafting #8. Of course, with their success in the late 50s and throughout the 60s they usually had the last pick in the first round (only 8 teams in the league until ’68-’69).

      Most of that is ancient history for many of today’s fans, so it wouldn’t exactly be unfair if the Celtics lucked out and snared the #1 pick this year. As a longtime Lakers fan who lived through many years of being second to the Celtics, however, I have to say I’m rooting against it.

      • 1historian - Apr 19, 2014 at 4:31 PM

        Cher Professor;

        You missed one Celts’ #1 pick – the most significant of them all.

        1980 – The Celts had the overall #1 pick courtesy of Detroit. The word was that they needed frontcourt help. Golden State was VERY HOT for the Celts’ #1 pick. Red Auerbach played hard-to-get, cutesy-wootsey (?) and eventually a trade was made.

        GS got the #1 overall pick which they used to draft Joe Barry Carroll from Purdue.
        In return the Celts got the #3 overall pick which they used to draft Keven McHale from Minnesota, and a little used center from Golden State by the name of Robert Parish.

        Frontcourt problem, – solved.

        Given that you are a lakers fan it is understandable that you would want to overlook that, but remember – Danny Ainge learned from Red Auerbach, and you might remember what he did with the #5 overall in 2007. He has promised ‘fireworks’ this summer.

        Be afraid, be VERY afraid.

      • 1historian - Apr 19, 2014 at 4:36 PM

        When was the last time that the team with the overall WORST record got the overall #1 pick?

  7. garypagetwo - Apr 18, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    I see the Laker Trolls are out . Pull up some old articles from maybe Oct-Nov of last year .. These same people would be saying the Lakers would WIN a Title or at least be in the conversation . Now these same trolls . Are thinking they got the NUMBER 1 PICK . ROTFLMAO .

  8. dinofrank60 - Apr 18, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    If the Lakers get a top 3 slot, can you imagine the yak? And Stern will be in the middle of it.
    Just think Lakers fans, if D’Antoni stays, Doug McDermott is in play! At PF, too!

    • Professor Fate - Apr 19, 2014 at 12:01 AM

      Only way Stern is in the “middle” of anything is if he’s invited as a guest. After the way he screwed the team over in the Paul trade I highly doubt they’d host him. Ever.

      • dinofrank60 - Apr 19, 2014 at 1:36 AM

        Fate the Magnificent,

        A part ing gift from Mr. Stern, if the Lakers get a top 3 pick. That’s what people will be saying.

        Meanwhile, McDermott’s gonna look sweet playing beside Sacre, in the Laker front court!!! Why wait for Kevin Love?

  9. lj312chicago - Apr 18, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Lakers aren’t sneaking into the top 3….the celtics will.

  10. greenandgoldgirl - Apr 18, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    It doesn’t matter to me who gets the #1 pick as long as it is not Cleveland.
    If they get it again, then you know the fix is in.

  11. zacmonte - Apr 18, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    My Celtics need to get “lucky” in this lottery. C’mon Silver, follow in Stern’s legacy and bring the C’s back with Parker/Embid!

    • money2long - Apr 19, 2014 at 1:20 AM

      The luck of the Irish

  12. grizzlystrike - Apr 19, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Like JA Adande said, they should give the #1 pick to Phoenix for being so “untanky”

  13. boiler72 - Apr 19, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    F the Lakers, they’ve won enough. GO BUCKS.

    • money2long - Apr 19, 2014 at 12:56 PM


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