As of Monday, the Nets have the 22nd, 26th, and 56th pick in the draft. And the prospect of the Nets picking up the Pacers second round pick fades.
1. Indiana, Miami and Chicago were all idle yesterday. There are only two mathematical outcomes that will allow both Chicago and Miami to overcome Indiana which would give the Nets Indiana's second round pick. Miami and Chicago need to finish 2-0 and Indiana 1-1 or Miami and Chicago need to finish 1-1 and Indiana 0-2. Miami has Cleveland and Washington left. Indiana has Philly and Atlanta. Chicago has Orlando and Brooklyn.
2. Boston's pick still stands at the 26th slot. The Cleveland loss Sunday afternoon complicates things as now Cleveland and Boston are tied. As of Monday, the Boston pick can go as low as the 23rd pick and as high as the 27th pick. If there are teams tied with the same record at season's end, there will be a drawing on Thursday to determine draft order. Playoff seeding is irrelevant to draft order.
3. Washington's pick still stands at the 22nd slot. As of today, Washington's pick can go as low as the 21st slot and as high as the 25th slot.
These last two games will be fun to watch.
The Nets also have $3.425 million in cash considerations to purchase a pick, if they choose.
Ties among teams that finish the 2016-17 NBA regular season with identical records are broken through random drawings on April 13, the day after the regular season ends. Playoff seeding does NOT play a role in draft order.