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2021 Draft Order

Pick Team W L W% GB Odds  
1 Houston Rockets[1] 17 55 .236 0.0 14% no
2 Detroit Pistons[2] 20 52 .278 3.0 14% no
3 Orlando Magic 21 51 .292 4.0 14% no
4 * Oklahoma City Thunder[3] 22 50 .306 5.0 11.5% no
4 * Cleveland Cavaliers 22 50 .306 5.0 11.5% no
6 Minnesota Timberwolves[4] 23 49 .319 6.0 9% no
7 Toronto Raptors 27 45 .375 10.0 7.5% no
8 * Sacramento Kings 31 41 .431 14.0 4.5% no
8 * New Orleans Pelicans 31 41 .431 14.0 4.5% no
8 * Chicago Bulls[5] 31 41 .431 14.0 4.5% no
11 * San Antonio Spurs 33 39 .458 16.0 1.8% no
11 * Charlotte Hornets 33 39 .458 16.0 1.7% no
13 * Indiana Pacers 34 38 .472 17.0 1% no
14 Golden State Warriors[6] 39 33 .542 22.0 0.5% no
15 * Washington Wizards 34 38 .472 17.0 -- yes
16 Boston Celtics 36 36 .500 19.0 -- yes
17 Memphis Grizzlies 38 34 .528 21.0 -- yes
18 Miami Heat[7] 40 32 .556 23.0 -- yes
19 * New York Knicks 41 31 .569 24.0 -- yes
20 * Atlanta Hawks 41 31 .569 24.0 -- yes
21 * Portland Trail Blazers[8] 42 30 .583 25.0 -- yes
22 * Los Angeles Lakers[9] 42 30 .583 25.0 -- yes
23 * Dallas Mavericks[10] 42 30 .583 25.0 -- yes
24 Milwaukee Bucks[11] 46 26 .639 29.0 -- yes
25 * Los Angeles Clippers 47 25 .653 30.0 -- yes
26 * Denver Nuggets 47 25 .653 30.0 -- yes
27 Brooklyn Nets 48 24 .667 31.0 -- yes
28 Philadelphia 76ers 49 23 .681 32.0 -- yes
29 Phoenix Suns 51 21 .708 34.0 -- yes
30 Utah Jazz[12] 52 20 .722 35.0 -- yes

Notes:

  1. Houston Rockets will have to swap their pick for a lower pick if it's not in top 4 (see OKC note).
  2. Detroit Pistons will send their pick to Rockets if it's not in top 16.
  3. Oklahoma City Thunder have the right to swap their own pick or Heat's pick with Rockets (top-four protected).
  4. Minnesota Timberwolves will send their pick to Warriors if it's not in top 3.
  5. Chicago Bulls will send their pick to Magic if it's not in top 4.
  6. Golden State Warriors will send their pick to Thunder if it's not in top 20.
  7. Miami Heat will send pick to Thunder or Rockets.
  8. Portland Trail Blazers will send their pick to Rockets if it's not in top 14.
  9. Los Angeles Lakers will send their pick to Pelicans if it falls between 1-7.
  10. Dallas Mavericks will send their pick to Knicks.
  11. Milwaukee Bucks will send their pick to Rockets if it's not in top 9 (swapping for Houston's second-round pick).
  12. Utah Jazz will send their pick to Grizzlies if it falls between 8-14.
The 14 non-playoff teams are entered into the draft lottery. Each team's odds of obtaining the first overall pick are listed above.
The last 16 picks are awarded to teams that make the playoffs.

 

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