As of Friday, the Nets have the 23rd, 26th, and 56th pick in the draft. Indiana retains the 46th pick.
1. Indiana and Chicago won their respective games last night. As a result, Miami is now out of the playoff picture by 1/2 game and Indiana is in, meaning at least for the moment the Pacers retain their second rounder.
Miami has Toronto, Washington, Cleveland and Washington left. Indiana has Orlando, Philly and Atlanta. Chicago has your Brooklyn Nets twice and Orlando. Indiana needs to finish one game better than Chicago and Miami to get in the playoffs. They hold no tiebreakers with either Bulls or Heat.
2. Boston's defeat last night makes it more and more likely Cleveland will end up with the better record. Boston now trails Cleveland by 1 and 1/2 games with three to go. It looks like the Nets will be picking at 26th slot. There is a very, very unlikely scenario that Utah can climb over Boston in the standings and help the Nets get to 25.
3. Washington has now moved to 23rd slot with their win last night. The Washington pick can still land between 21st through 25th.
4. A Nets loss or Suns win will ensure the Celtics get the overall No. 1 in the swap between Boston and Brooklyn.
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.