Ties broken for order of selection in NBA Draft 2019

NBA.com Global on Apr 13, 2019 04:16 PM
Ties broken for order of selection in NBA Draft 2019
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NBA press release

NEW YORK – Seven ties among teams that finished the 2018-19 NBA regular season with identical records were broken today through random drawings to determine the order of selection for NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm.

The drawings were conducted by NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations Kiki VanDeWeghe at the St. Regis Hotel in New York and broadcast live on NBA TV. The tiebreaker process was overseen by Darrington Hobson, a representative from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young.

The results of the drawings:

- The Cleveland Cavaliers (19-63) won a tiebreaker with the Phoenix Suns.
- The New Orleans Pelicans (33-49) won a tiebreaker with the Memphis Grizzlies and the Dallas Mavericks.  Second and third place in the tiebreaker drawings went to Memphis and Dallas, respectively.
- The Charlotte Hornets (39-43) won a tiebreaker with the Miami Heat and the Sacramento Kings.  Second and third place in the tiebreaker drawings went to Miami and Sacramento, respectively.
- The Orlando Magic (42-40) won a tiebreaker with the Brooklyn Nets.
- The Indiana Pacers (48-34) won a tiebreaker with the San Antonio Spurs and the LA Clippers.  Second and third place in the tiebreaker drawings went to San Antonio and LA, respectively.
- The Oklahoma City Thunder (49-33) won a tiebreaker with the Boston Celtics.
- The Portland Trail Blazers (53-29) won a tiebreaker with the Houston Rockets.

NBA Draft Lottery 2019 presented by State Farm will be held on Tuesday, May 14 (May 15, PHL time) in Chicago. ESPN will air the results live at 8:30 p.m. ET. Under a new NBA Draft Lottery system that takes effect this year, the odds at the top of the lottery have been leveled so that the three teams with the lowest regular-season winning percentages each have a 14 percent chance of receiving the No. 1 overall pick. The odds for the remaining participants in the 14-team lottery reduce gradually after the top three.

NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm will take place on Thursday, June 20 (June 21, PHL time) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. ESPN’s live coverage will begin at 7 p.m. ET.  Tickets for NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm will go on sale at a later date.    

Below is the order of selection for NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm and the odds for teams in NBA Draft Lottery 2019 presented by State Farm.

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