2018 NBA Draft Lottery Order Announced Following Friday Tiebreakers


NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum announces the draft position for the Minnesota Timberwolves during the NBA basketball draft lottery, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The NBA has announced the results of five tiebreakers to determine the 2018 draft order for teams that finished the regular season with identical records.       

ESPN’s Jonathan Givony passed along the updated order for all 30 teams Friday:

NBA Draft Lottery order following today’s tiebreaker:

1. Phoenix
2. Memphis
3. Dallas
4. Atlanta
5. Orlando
6. Chicago
7. Sacramento
8. Cleveland (from Nets)
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia
11. Charlotte
12. LA Clippers
13. LA Clippers
14. Denver

Rest of 1st round

15. Wizards
16. Suns (via Heat)
17. Bucks
18. Spurs
19. Hawks (via Wolves)
20. Wolves (via Thunder)
21. Jazz
22. Bulls (via Pelicans)
23. Pacers
24. Blazers
25. Lakers (via Cavs)
26. 76ers
27. Celtics
28. Warriors
29. Nets (via Raptors)
30. Hawks (via Rockets)

The official order of the top 14 teams will be determined May 15 at the draft lottery in Chicago.

The Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks, who both finished 24-58, had the most significant impact at the top of the draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on June 21. The Mavs now have the third-best odds to win the lottery at 13.8 percent, followed by the Hawks at 13.7 percent.  

The only other lottery tiebreaker involved Sacramento and the Chicago Bulls, who got the No. 6 overall pick over the Kings. Both teams have an identical 5.3 percent chance to select first. 

The biggest cluster involved selections Nos. 20-23, with four teams having 48-34 records. The Oklahoma City Thunder won the tiebreaker to earn the 20th draft choice, though that pick belongs to the Minnesota Timberwolves. 


Lottery odds via CBS Sports.


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