NBA breaks six ties among 15 teams for June draft

ByJonathan Givony ESPN logo
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The NBA broke six ties among 15 teams Monday to determine the order of selection for the 2024 NBA Draft, which will be held June 26 and 27.

The Charlotte Hornets won a tiebreaker with the Portland Trail Blazers after both teams finished 21-61, tentatively slotting them third and fourth respectively in the NBA Draft order. Charlotte can now finish no lower than seventh and Portland could pick as low as eighth depending on the results of the NBA Draft lottery on May 12.

Charlotte has a 13.3% chance of winning the draft lottery, while Portland is now at 13.2%.

The Sacramento Kings won a tiebreaker over the Golden State Warriors and will have the No. 13 pick if it does not move up in the draft lottery. The Warriors receive the No. 14 pick -- the last selection in the lottery -- and their pick will be conveyed to the Portland Trail Blazers unless the Warriors move into the top four, of which they have just a 3.4% chance.

Other tiebreaker results include:

* The Philadelphia 76ers will pick 16th, with the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 17. The Lakers' pick could be conveyed to the New Orleans Pelicans at the Pelicans' discretion, something they must decide by June 1. Should New Orleans elect to defer the pick, it will instead receive the Lakers' 2025 first-round pick.

* The Orlando Magic will have the No. 18 pick, while the Indiana Pacers will have the No. 19 pick. Indiana's pick will be conveyed to the Toronto Raptors as part of the Pascal Siakam trade.

* The Milwaukee Bucks will have the No. 21 pick, while the Phoenix Suns will have the No. 22 pick. The Pelicans will have the No. 23 pick, and Nos. 21 and 23 are a swap between Milwaukee and New Orleans, as part of the Jrue Holiday trade in 2020.

* The Dallas Mavericks won a tiebreaker with the New York Knicks after both teams finished with a 50-32 record, giving the Mavericks the right to the 24th pick. Dallas' pick will be conveyed to the Knicks as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade in 2019.

* The Denver Nuggets will receive the No. 28 pick after winning a tiebreaker with the Oklahoma City Thunder, who will pick No. 29. This Oklahoma City pick will be conveyed to the Utah Jazz as part of a series of trades.

Jonathan Givony is an NBA draft expert and the founder and co-owner of, a private scouting and analytics service used by NBA, NCAA and international teams.