My bad. Fixed. The rest is right, with one caveat: division winners are given worse picks. The only seeds that are based on the playoffs are the 4 conference finalists.
It would be 1-14 in the draft lottery? 30 teams, so 14 don't make it. I'd guess 15-22 are the first round losers, inverse from regular season record.
To illustrate: in 2011, re-ordering by each round of the playoffs would have produced (without trades):
Instead, it was:
21: Nashville (RS#10)
23: Pittsburgh (RS#4)
24: Detroit (RS#6, Divison Champ)
25: Philadelphia (RS#3, Division Champ)
26: Washington (RS#2, Division Champ)
Edited by BCdevil, 27 March 2012 - 10:35 AM.