NBA Draft Starts New Help Plan

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May 06, 1965

New York -- San Francisco and New York reap the first benefits of the National basketball Association’s new help-the-poor plan today when the pro league stages its annual player draft.

The two divisional tail-enders the Warriors in the West and the Knicks in the East each will get two of the first four selections. If San Francisco wins the coin toss, it will take Nos. 1 and 3 on the first round and New York Nos. 2 and 4.

Warriors Worst

If the flip goes to New York. It wake 1 and 4-since its record was than San Francisco’s - and the Warriors Nos. 2 and 3.

After San Francisco and New York, teams will pick according to won-lost records, in inverse order of percentage, Detroit is third, followed by Baltimore, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Boston.

Source: Associated Press,