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Friday, June 28, 2013

2013 NBA Draft Recap

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2013 NBA Draft Recap

What a night it was in the NBA last night! The phones were ringing off the hook in draft rooms league wide as nearly every team moved picks, players and even some re-trading of the same players in what was a record breaking NBA evening.

Perhaps the biggest news of the night was was a trade between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets that will send aging stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn in exchange for a slew of role players and three, yes THREE 1st round picks (2014, 2016, 2018). In the short term it gives Brooklyn a very formidable starting five in Garnett, Pierce, Brook Lopez, Joe Johnson and Darren Williams. Long term, the Nets are now an aging team. Their window to win is very small and there are considerable questions marks now for the future.

For Boston, the demolition and rebuild is now in full swing. Doc Rivers was shipped out for a 1st round pick next year. Now, they pick up three more picks. With the 2014 Draft said to be one of the deepest in years you have to imagine Rajon Rondo is next to be dangled in an attempt to get a strong lottery pick, and then some more to really expedite the rebuilding process. Short term, they now have a ton of cap space to play with. It will be interesting to see if they make a play at Dwight Howard this year or sit on that money to make a push at one of next year's potential big name free agents (Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, ect.).

The draft itself was full of surprises. The Cavaliers went off of everyone's radar with the #1 pick selecting power forward Anothony Bennett from UNLV, the first Canadian ever to be taken 1st overall. The consensus pre-draft #1 Nerlens Noel from Kentucky fell all the way to New Orleans at #6 who then went on to trade him to Philadelphia is want was the first of a multitude of trades. All in all, 24 players drafted on Thursday were delt before the night's end -- an astonishing feat.

Lets take a look at how things shook out...


ROUND 1
1. Cleveland Cavaliers - PF Anthony Bennett, UNLV
2. Orlando Magic - SG Victor Oladipo, Indiana
3. Washington Wizards - SF Otto Porter, Georgetown
4. Charlotte Bobcats - PF Cody Zeller, Indiana
5. Phoenix Suns - C Alex Len, Maryland
6. New Orleans Pelicans - C Nerlens Noel, Kentucky [Traded to 76ers]
7. Sacramento Kings - SG Ben McLemore, Kansas
8. Detroit Pistons - SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia
9. Minnesota Timberwolves - PG Trey Burke, Michigan [Traded to Utah]
10. Portland Trail Blazers - PG C.J. McCollum, Lehigh
11. Philadelphia 76ers - PG Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse
12. Oklahoma City Thunder - C Steven Adams, Pittsburgh
13. Dallas Mavericks - C Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga [Traded to Celtics]
14. Utah Jazz - SF Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA [Traded to Timberwolves]
15. Milwaukee Bucks - SF Giannis Adetokunbo, Greece
16. Boston Celtics - C Lucas Nogueira, Brazil [Traded to Hawks]
17. Atlanta Hawks - PG Dennis Schroeder, Germany
18. Atlanta Hawks - PG Shane Larkin, Miami [Traded to Mavericks]
19. Cleveland Cavaliers - SF Sergey Karasev, Russia
20. Chicago Bulls - SF Tony Snell, New Mexico
21. Utah Jazz - C Gorgui Dieng, Louisville [Traded to Timberwolves]
22. Brooklyn Nets - C, Mason Plumlee, Duke
23. Indiana Pacers - SF Solomon Hill, Arizona
24. New York Knicks - SF Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
25. Los Angeles Clippers - SF Reggie Bullock, North Carolina
26. Minnesota Timberwolves - SF Andre Roberson, Colorado [Traded to Oklahoma City via Golden State and Houston]
27. Denver Nuggets - C Rudy Gobert, France [Traded to Utah]
28. San Antonio Spurs - F Livio Jean-Charles, France
29. Oklahoma City Thunder -PG Archie Goodwin, Kentucky [Traded to Phoenix via Golden State]
30. Phoenix Suns - G Nemanja Nedovic, Serbia [Traded to Golden State]

ROUND 2
31. Cleveland Cavaliers - SG Allen Crabbe, Cal
32. Oklahoma City Thunder - SG Alex Abrines, Spain
33. Cleveland Cavaliers - SG Caririck Felix, Arizona State
34. Houston Rockets - PG Isaiah Canaan, Murray State
35. Philadelphia 76ers - SF Glen Rice Jr., Rio Grande Valley Vipers [Traded to Wizards]
36. Sacramento Kings - PG Ray McCallum, Detroit
37. Detroit Pistons - PF Tony Mitchell, UNT
38. Washington Wizards - G Nate Wolters, South Dakota State [Traded to Bucks]
39. Portland Trail Blazers - C Jeff Withey, Kansas
40. Portland Trail Blazers - PF Grant Jarrett, Arizona
41. Memphis Grizzlies - SG Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State
42. Philadelphia 76ers - PG Pierre Jackson, Baylor [Traded to Pelicans]
43. Milwaukee Bucks - SG Ricky Ledo, Providence [Traded to Mavericks]
44. Dallas Mavericks - C Mike Muscala, Bucknell [Traded to Hawks]
45. Portland Trail Blazers - C Marko Todorovic, Spain
46. Utah Jazz - G Erick Green, Virginia Tech [Traded to Nuggets]
47. Atlanta Hawks - G Raul Neto, Brazi
48. Los Angeles Lakers - F Ryan Kelly, Duke
49. Chicago Bulls - PF Erik Murphy, Florida
50. Atlanta Hawks - F James Ennis, [Traded to Heat]
51. Orlando Magic - PF Romero Osby, Oklahoma
52. Minnesota Timberwolves - PG Lorenzo Brown, NC State
53. Indiana Pacers - C Colton Iverson, Colorado State [Traded to Boston]
54. Washington Wizards - PF Arsalan Kazemi, Oregon
55. Memphis Grizzlies - PF Joffrey Lauvergne, France
56. Detroit Pistons - PG Peyton Siva, PL
57. Phoenix Suns - F Alex Oriakhi, Missouri
58. San Antonio Spurs - SF Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
59. Minnesota Timberwolves - PF Bojan Dubljevic, Serbia
60. Memphis Grizzlies - SF Janis Timma, Latvia

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