This Thursday at 10 p.m. one of the most important basketball events will take place: the NBA Draft 2021. The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with the public included after more than a year of pandemic by coronavirus, will dress up for open the doors to dozens of Under 23 youths who dream of taking their first steps in the best basketball league in the world.
The NBA Draft is an event that takes place once a year, before the start of the new season. In it, the best talents in the world sign up to earn a place in one of the league’s franchises. Although the majority come from American universities, the seats are open to the entire planet. In a highly anticipated and emotionally charged event, In Olé we show you the order of selection of the franchises, the available players and some curiosities of the Draft. .
The order of the draft was defined. Photo: AFP
2: Houston Rockets
5: Orlando Magic
6: Oklahoma City Thunder
7: Golden State Warriors
9: Sacramento Kings
eleven: Charlotte hornets
13: Indiana Pacers
fifteen: Washington Wizards
18: Oklahoma City Thunder
19: New York Knicks
twenty: Atlanta Hawks
twenty-one: New York Knicks (via Dallas)
2. 3: Houston Rockets (via Portland)
24: Houston Rockets (via Milwaukee)
26: Denver Nuggets
27: Brooklyn nets
29: Phoenix suns
30: Utah Jazz
31: Milwaukee bucks (via Houston)
32: New York Knicks (via Detroit)
33: Orlando Magic
34: Oklahoma City Thunder
35: New Orleans Pelicans
36: Oklahoma City Thunder (via Minnesota)
37: Detroit Pistons (via Toronto)
38: Chicago Bulls
39: Sacramento Kings
40: New Orleans Pelicans
41: San Antonio Spurs
42: Detroit Pistons
43: New Orleans Pelicans (via Washington)
44: Brooklyn Nets (via Indiana)
Four. Five: Boston Celtics
46: Toronto Raptors (via Memphis)
47: Toronto Raptors (via Golden State)
48: Atlanta Hawks (via Miami)
49: Brooklyn Nets (via Atlanta)
50: Philadelphia 76ers (via New York)
51: Memphis Grizzlies (via Portland)
52: Detroit Pistons (via Lakers)
53: New Orleans Pelicans (via Dallas)
54: Indiana Pacers (via Milwaukee)
55: Oklahoma City Thunder (via Denver)
56: Charlotte Hornets (via Clippers)
57: Charlotte Hornets (via Brooklyn)
58: New York Knicks (via Philadelphia)
59: Brooklyn Nets (via Phoenix)
60: Indiana Pacers (via Utah Jazz)
How is the selection order defined? This contest currently consists of two rounds, with 30 elections each. First, it ranks from worst to best who played the playoffs (by winning percentage) in positions 15-30. The team that has won the most is last while the one that did the least, in position 15. Then, the 14 who did not qualify are taken and the order is drawn. The team with the lowest winning percentage will have a better chance of obtaining first place and vice versa. It should be noted that each pick can be negotiated and exchanged between franchises.
Derrick Alston Jr.
Troy Baxter Jr.
Brandon Boston Jr.
Greg Brown III
DJ Burns Jr.
Matt Coleman III
Oscar da Silva
David Duke Jr.
Patrick Greene Jr.
Anthony Hughes Jr.
Loren Cristian Jackson
John Knight III
Trey murphy iii
John Petty Jr.
Scotty Pippen Jr.
Shawn Royal Jr.
Terrence Shannon Jr.
DJ Stewart Jr.
Alonzo Verge Jr.
Duane Washington Jr.
Richard Washington Jr.
Fabian White Jr.
McKinley Wright IV
Vinicius Da Silva
Luc van Slooten
– Australian Josh Giddey You can become the first NBA Academy graduate to be selected in the NBA Draft. The 18-year-old was a member of the NBA Global Academy in Canberra, Australia.
– If the Congolese Jonathan Kuminga (NBA G League Ignite Team) is chosen within the Top 6, will be the player drafted in the highest place among those born in the Democratic Republic of Congo from pivot Dikembe Mutombo, who was chosen in position 4 of the 1991 Draft.
American Daishen Nix He may become the fourth drafted player to grow up in the state of Alaska. The other three were: Carlos Boozer, Mario Chalmers and Trajan Langdon.
– The NBA Draft can be seen live in 215 countries, in 25 languages through televisions, computers, cell phones and tablets.
HOW DID THE NBA DRAFT BEGIN?
Clifton McNeeley, the first pick in the NBA Draft. Photo: UTA Texas.
This event was born in 1947 and its objective has always been to maintain competitiveness in the league, preventing a franchise from having the best and taking too many advantages. Year after year, ordered from worst to best, the teams chose the players who wanted to enter the NBA. The first selected in history was Clifton McNeeley, although it never debuted: his team, the Pittsburgh Ironmen, went bankrupt and he walked away from professional sports forever.