NBA draft order: Bucks have best odds, while Celtics, Jazz tie for fourth


The 2014 NBA Draft lottery will be held on May 20. Here are the teams with the best chance of landing the top picks.

SB Nation 2014 NBA Playoff Bracket

The NBA playoffs are set with the conclusion of the regular season, and with it so too is the order for the 2014 NBA Draft lottery. The race at the bottom of the standings was just as tight as the race at the top of the league, with six teams finishing with between 23-29 wins ahead of a draft class NBA general managers have been looking forward to for years.

The Milwaukee Bucks were the biggest losers of the NBA season, finishing at 15-67 after falling to the Hawks on Wednesday night. That means the Bucks have the best odds of landing the top pick in the 2014 draft at 25 percent. They'll be followed by the 76ers and Magic.

The Jazz and Celtics tied for the fourth worst record in the league at 25-57. The two teams will combine the odds for the No. 4 and No. 5 teams in the lottery and flip a coin to determine the leftover number combination. The Bulls and Raptors will also flip a coin to see who gets the No. 19 and No. 20 picks after each team finished 48-34.

Here's a look at the rest of the order for the 2014 NBA Draft. The lottery will be held on Tuesday, May 20 to determine the order of the top 14 picks.

1. Bucks 15-67 25%
2. 76ers 19-63 19.9%
3. Magic 23-59 15.6%
4. Celtics 25-57 11.9%
5. Jazz 25-57 --
6. Lakers 27-55 6.3%
7. Kings 28-54 4.3%
8. Pistons 29-53 2.8%
9. Cavaliers 33-49 1.7%
10. Pelicans*
34-48 1.1%
11. Nuggets (via Knicks) 36-46 0.8%
12. Magic (via Nuggets) 37-45 0.7%
13. Timberwolves 40-42 0.6%
14. Suns 48-34 0.5%
15. Hawks 38-44
16. Bulls (via Bobcats)
17. Suns (via Wizards)
18. Celtics** 44-38
19. Raptors 48-34
20. Bulls 48-34
21. Thunder (via Mavericks)
22. Grizzlies 50-32
23. Jazz (via Warriors)
24. Bobcats (via Trail Blazers) 54-28
25. Heat 54-28
26. Rockets 54-28
27. Suns (via Pacers) 56-26
28. Clippers 57-25
29. Thunder 59-23
30. Spurs 62-20

*Pelicans convey their pick to the 76ers if not in the top five.

** Celtics receive less favorable pick between Hawks and Nets.

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