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NetsDaily Draft Watch - Sunday, April 9

From poster GNYR, a daily update on where we stand as season winds down

2008 NBA Draft Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images

As of Sunday, the Nets have the 22nd, 26th, and 56th picks in the draft.

1. Indiana, Miami and Chicago were all in action last night. Your Brooklyn Nets defeated the Chicago Bulls. The Indiana Pacers beat the Orlando Magic. The Miami Heat in a thrilling fashion did the Nets a solid by beating the Washington Wizards. Indiana now has a one-game lead on both Chicago and Miami. Miami is out of the playoff picture for now with two games to go because Chicago owns the tiebreaker.

There are only two mathematical outcomes that will allow both Chicago and Miami to overcome Indiana, make the playoffs and send the Pacers home and their second rounder to Brooklyn: Miami and Chicago need to go 2-0 and Indiana needs to finish 1-1 or Miami and Chicago need to finish 1-1 and Miami 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 26th slot. This pick can actually drop a couple of slots. The Brooklyn Nets can help themselves by beating Boston on Monday.

3. Washington's pick now stands at the 22nd slot. The Washington pick can land between 22nd through 25th slots. If Toronto wins later on today it will assure that the Wizards can't finish ahead of the Raptors.


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.