NBA settles ties for draft order

Posted April 18, 2014, at 6:38 p.m.

Four ties among teams that finished the regular season with identical records were broken Friday through random drawings to help determine the order of this year’s NBA Draft, which is June 26.

Here are the results of the drawings: 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.

The drawings were conducted in New York by NBA chief strategic and financial officer Jason Cahilly and NBA senior vice president and deputy general counsel Dan Rube. The tiebreak process was overseen by Darrington Hobson of the accounting firm of Ernst & Young.

The teams entered in the lottery are as follows (the first three picks in the draft will be determined by the lottery and the remainder of the “lottery teams” will select in positions 4 through 14 in reverse order of win-loss record; the draft lottery is May 20):

Milwaukee 15-67, Philadelphia 19-63, Orlando 23-59, Utah 25-57, Boston 25-57, LA Lakers 27-55, Sacramento 28-54, a-Detroit 29-53, Cleveland 33-49, b-New Orleans 34-48, c-Denver 36-46, New York (To Denver or to Orlando via Denver) 37-45, d-Minnesota 40-42, Phoenix 48-34

a-may be conveyed to Charlotte; b-may be conveyed to Philadelphia; c-may be conveyed to Orlando; d-may be conveyed to Phoenix

15. Atlanta 38-44, 16. Charlotte (To Chicago) 43-39, 17. Brooklyn (To Boston) 44-38, 18. Washington (To Phoenix) 44-38, 19. Chicago 48-34, 20. Toronto 48-34, 21. Dallas (To Oklahoma City via Houston and L.A. Lakers) 49-33, 22. Memphis 50-32, 23. Golden State (To Utah) 51-31, 24. Portland (To Charlotte) 54-28, 25. Houston 54-28, 26. Miami 54-28, 27. Indiana (To Phoenix) 56-26, 28. L.A. Clippers 57-25, 29. Oklahoma City 59-23, 30. San Antonio 62-20

Pacers rule Bynum out

Center Andrew Bynum will not play in the Indiana Pacers series against the Atlanta Hawks.

Coach Frank Vogel said Bynum, who hasn’t played since March 15 due to knee soreness, would not be available in the first-round series, which opens Saturday.

Bynum signed Feb. 1 for $1 million but played in just two games. His last appearance was against the Detroit Pistons, when scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 20 minutes at The Palace.

He experiencing swelling in his right knee and has not played in more than a month.

“We’re hoping to play for quite some time still and the longer we’re able to play and hopefully advance, the better the odds become,” Vogel said.

 

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