Portland Trail Blazers Picks In 2011 NBA Draft

The NBA held a lottery tie-breaker drawing today to determine the odds (ping pong balls) for each team that didn't make the playoffs. In the process, they sent out a press release confirming the rest of the draft order. 

The Portland Trail Blazers will have the No. 21 pick in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft. The Blazers will also have pick No. 51 in the second round. 

The full press release is included below the fold in case you're interested in the lottery odds.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

2011 FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER

The teams entered in the lottery, to be held on May 17, 2011, are as follows (note: 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 inverse order of their consolidated standings at the end of the regular season): 

TEAM                                                           RECORD          LOTTERY CHANCES

                                                                                                     (out of 1,000)

Minnesota                                                                    17-65                           250

Cleveland                                                                    19-63                           199

Toronto                                                                        22-60                           156

Washington                                                                  23-59                           119

Sacramento                                                                  24-58                           76

New Jersey (To Utah)                                                  24-58                           75

Detroit                                                                         30-52                           43

LA Clippers (To Cleveland)                                         32-50                           28

Charlotte                                                                      34-48                           17

Milwaukee                                                                   35-47                           11

Golden State                                                                36-46                           8

Utah                                                                             39-43                           7

Phoenix                                                                       40-42                           6

Houston                                                                       43-39                           5

The order for the remainder of the first round picks is as follows:

15.  Indiana                                                                                         37-45

16.  Philadelphia                                                                                  41-41

17.  New York                                                                                     42-40

18.  Atlanta (To Washington)                                                               44-38

19.  New Orleans (To Charlotte via Portland)                                      46-36

20.  Memphis (To Minnesota via Utah)                                               46-36

21.  Portland                                                                                        48-34

22.  Denver                                                                                          50-32

23.  Orlando (To Houston via Phoenix)                                               52-30

24.  Oklahoma City                                                                             55-27

25.  Boston                                                                                          56-26

26.  Dallas                                                                                           57-25

27.  LA Lakers (To New Jersey)                                                          57-25

28.  Miami (To Chicago via Toronto)                                                  58-24

29.  San Antonio                                                                                  61-21

30.  Chicago                                                                                        62-20


2011 SECOND ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER

31.                               Minnesota (To Miami)

32.                               Cleveland

33.                               Toronto (To Detroit)

34.                               Washington

35/36.                          New Jersey

35/36.                          Sacramento

37.                               Detroit (To LA Clippers)

38.                               LA Clippers (To Houston)

39.                               Charlotte

40.                               Milwaukee      

41.                               Golden State (To LA Lakers via New Jersey)

42.                               Indiana

43.                               Utah (To Chicago or to Golden State via Chicago)

44.                               Phoenix (To Chicago or to Golden State via Chicago)

45.                               Philadelphia (To New Orleans)

46.                               New York (To LA Lakers)

47.                               Houston (To LA Clippers)

48.                               Atlanta

49.                               Memphis

50.                               New Orleans (To Philadelphia)

51.                               Portland

52.                               Denver

53.                               Orlando

54.                               Oklahoma City (To Cleveland via Miami)

55.                               Boston

56.                               LA Lakers

57.                               Dallas

58.                               Miami (To LA Lakers)

59.                               San Antonio

60.                               Chicago (To Sacramento via Milwaukee)

*Please note that teams that finished the regular season with identical records will select in the second round in the reverse of the order in which they select in the first round.  With respect to the tie between New Jersey and Sacramento (35 and 36):  since the order of selection in the first round for this set of teams may change based on the results of the Draft Lottery, the order of selection in the second round cannot be determined until after the Draft Lottery is conducted (on May 17, 2011).

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