Celtics shimmy to No. 19 in draft

April, 16, 2010

So things didn't quite work out with the ping-pong balls in 2007, but the Celtics got some decent draft news Friday.

NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson oversaw drawings at the Board of Governors meeting to break ties among teams that finished the season with matching records and Boston won a four-way tie-breaker with San Antonio, Oklahoma City, and Portland to shimmy all the way up to No. 19 in the 2010 draft.

The Green could have selected anywhere from 19-22 after all four teams finished with 50-32 records. The four teams do reverse order in the second round, so Boston's second-round selection will be No. 52 overall.

To see the current first-round draft order (lottery teams won't be seeded until May 18), follow the jump.

15. Chicago (To Milwaukee) 41-41
16. Charlotte (To Minnesota via Denver) 44-38
17. Milwaukee (To Chicago) 46-36
18. Miami 47-35
19. Boston 50-32
20. San Antonio 50-32
21. Oklahoma City 50-32
22. Portland 50-32
23. Utah (To Minnesota via Philadelphia) 53-29
24. Atlanta 53-29
25. Denver (To Memphis) 53-29
26. Phoenix (To Oklahoma City) 54-28
27. Dallas (To New Jersey) 55-27
28. LA Lakers (To Memphis) 57-25
29. Orlando 59-23
30. Cleveland (To Washington) 61-21
31. New Jersey
32. Minnesota (To Oklahoma City)
33. Sacramento
34/35. Washington
34/35. Golden State
36/37. Detroit
36/37. Philadelphia (To Milwaukee)
38/39. New York
38/39. LA Clippers (To New York via Denver)
40. Indiana
41. New Orleans (To Miami)
42/43. Toronto (To Miami)
42/43. Memphis (To LA Lakers)
44. Chicago (To Portland)
45. Houston (To Minnesota)
46. Charlotte (To Phoenix)
47. Milwaukee
48. Miami
49. San Antonio
50. Oklahoma City (To Dallas)
51. Portland (To Oklahoma City via Dallas and Minnesota)
52. Boston
53. Atlanta
54. Denver (To LA Clippers)
55. Utah
56. Phoenix (To Minnesota)
57. Dallas Pick may be conveyed to Indiana.
58. LA Lakers
59. Orlando
60. Cleveland (To Phoenix)

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com



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