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After tie-breakers determined, Nets move up in second round

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It's official. The Nets will pick at No. 29 and No. 41 in the NBA Draft this June.

Here's how it happened.  Four ties among teams that finished the 2014-15 NBA regular season with identical records were broken Friday through random drawings to help determine the order of selection for the 2015 NBA Draft. The first round tiebreaker didn't affect the Nets. Although they, the Jazz and Pacers had identical records of 38-44, Utah and Indiana didn't make the playoffs, so they fell into the lottery.  But once the Pacers won, that effected the second round as well.

Teams that finished the regular season with identical records will select in the second round in inverse order of the order in which they select in the first round. So Brooklyn made the playoffs, they will pick at No. 41 while Utah will finish at No. 42 and Indiana at 43.

The drawings did not affect the Nets swap with the Hawks. The Hawks will draft at No. 15 and the Nets at No. 29.  It could have been a lot worse.