The 2013 NBA draft will always be remembered as one that was defined by unpredictability and big questions surrounding the top stars.
Starting right at the top of the draft with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who reportedly attempted to trade the top pick before settling on Anthony Bennett
However, the intrigue with this draft doesn't stop there. There were plenty of teams looking to make moves and draft the next crucial piece to the puzzle. Read on to find out how the entire draft shook out on Thursday night.
|1.||Cleveland Cavaliers||Anthony Bennett, F, UNLV|
|2.||Orlando Magic||Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana|
|3.||Washington Wizards||Otto Porter, SF, Georgetown|
|4.||Charlotte Bobcats||Cody Zeller, C, Indiana|
|5.||Phoenix Suns||Alex Len, C, Maryland|
|6.||New Orleans Pelicans||Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky*|
|7.||Sacramento Kings||Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas|
|8.||Detroit Pistons||Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Georgia|
|9.||Minnesota Timberwolves||Trey Burke, PG, Michigan**|
|10.||Portland Trailblazers||C.J. McCollum, PG/SG, Lehigh|
|11.||Philadelphia 76ers||Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse|
|12.||Oklahoma City Thunder||Steven Adams, C, Pittsburgh|
|13.||Dallas Mavericks||Kelly Olynyk, C, Gonzaga***|
|14.||Utah Jazz||Shabazz Muhammad, SG/SF, UCLA**|
|15.||Milwaukee Bucks||Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF, Greece|
|16.||Boston Celtics||Lucas Nogueira, C, Brazil***|
|17;||Atlanta Hawks||Dennis Schroeder, PG, Germany|
|18;||Atlanta Hawks||Shane Larkin, PG, Miami***|
|19.||Cleveland Cavaliers||Sergey Karasev, SG/SF, Russia|
|20.||Chicago Bulls||Tony Snell, SF, New Mexico|
|21.||Utah Jazz||Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville**|
|22.||Brooklyn Nets||Mason Plumlee, PF, Duke|
|23.||Indiana Pacers||Solomon Hill, F, Arizona|
|24.||New York Knicks||Tim Hardaway, Jr., SG, Michigan|
|25.||Los Angeles Clippers||Reggie Bullock, SF, North Carolina|
|26.||Minnesota Timberwolves||Andre Roberson, F, Colorado****|
|27.||Denver Nuggets||Rudy Gobert, C, France*****|
|28.||San Antonio Spurs||Olivio Jean-Charles, PF, France|
|29.||Oklahoma City Thunder||Archie Goodwin, SG, Kentucky****|
|30.||Phoenix Suns||Nemanja Nedovic, G, Serbia****|
* The New Orleans Pelicans will trade Nerlens Noel and a protected 2014 first-rounder to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jrue Holiday and the 42nd overall pick (Pierre Jackson), per ESPN.com.
** The Minnesota Timberwolves will trade Trey Burke to the Utah Jazz for the No. 14 pick (Shabazz Muhammad) and the No. 21 pick (Gorgui Dieng), per ESPN's Chad Ford.
***The Dallas Mavericks will trade Kelly Olynyk to the Boston Celtics for pick No. 16 and two future second-rounders, per Ford. The Mavs will then trade the No. 16 pick (Lucas Nogueira) and Jared Cunningham to the Atlanta Hawks for the No. 18 pick (Shane Larkin) and the No. 44 selection, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
****The Golden State Warriors will purchase the No. 26 pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves, per Andy Katz of ESPN. They will then trade the pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the No. 29 pick, per Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area Sports Group. The Thunder will then swap the No. 29 pick with the Suns for the No. 30 pick, per Wojnarowski.
*****The Denver Nuggets will trade No. 27 pick Rudy Gobert to the Utah Jazz for the No. 46 pick and cash, per Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post.
All second round trade information via ESPN.com.
|31.||Cleveland Cavaliers||Allen Crabbe, SG, California (traded to Portland)|
|32.||Oklahoma City Thunder||Alex Abrines, SG, Spain|
|33.||Cleveland Cavaliers||Carrick Felix, SG, Arizona State|
|34.||Houston Rockets||Isaiah Canaan, PG, Murray State|
|35.||Philadelphia 76ers||Glen Rice Jr, SG/SF, NBADL (traded to Washington)|
|36.||Sacramento Kings||Ray McCallum, PG, Detroit|
|37.||Detroit Pistons||Tony Mitchell, PF, North Texas|
|38.||Washington Wizards||Nate Wolters, PG, S Dakota St (traded to Milwaukee)|
|39.||Portland Trail Blazers||Jeff Withey, C, Kansas|
|40.||Portland Trail Blazers||Grant Jerrett, PF, Arizona|
|41.||Memphis Grizzlies||Jamaal Franklin, SG, San Diego State|
|42.||Philadelphia 76ers||Pierre Jackson, PG, Baylor|
|43.||Milwaukee Bucks||Ricky Ledo, SG, Providence (traded to Philadelphia)|
|44.||Dallas Mavericks||Mike Muscala, PF, Bucknell (traded to Atlanta)|
|45.||Portland Trail Blazers||Marko Todorovic, SF, Serbia|
|46.||Utah Jazz||Erick Green, PG, Virginia Tech (traded to Denver)|
|47.||Atlanta Hawks||Raul Neto, PG, Brazil|
|48.||Los Angeles Lakers||Ryan Kelly, PF, Duke|
|49.||Chicago Bulls||Erik Murphy, PF, Florida|
|50.||Atlanta Hawks||James Ennis, SF, Long Beach State|
|51.||Orlando Magic||Romero Osby, PF, Oklahoma|
|52.||Minnesota Timberwolves||Lorenzo Brown, PG, North Carolina State|
|53.||Indiana Pacers||Colton Iverson, C, Colorado State|
|54.||Washington Wizards||Arsalan Kazemi, PF, Oregon|
|55.||Memphis Grizzlies||Joffrey Lauvergne, PF, France (traded to Denver)|
|56.||Detroit Pistons||Peyton Siva, PG, Louisville|
|57.||Phoenix Suns||Alex Oriakhi ,C, Missouri|
|58.||San Antonio Spurs||Deshaun Thomas, SF, Ohio State|
|59||Minnesota Timberwolves||Bojan Dubljevic, PF, Serbia|
|60.||Memphis Grizzlies||Janis Timma, F, Latvia|
Cavaliers Surprise with No. 1 Pick
It was understood going into the draft that the Cleveland Cavaliers' decision for the No. 1 pick could be a surprise, but few saw them taking UNLV's Anthony Bennett.
At 6'8" and 240 pounds, Bennett has the build of a small power forward, but the shooting stroke of a small forward. He was expected to be a top-five pick, but most experts believed that the Cavaliers would go with either one of the promising centers in this draft, Alex Len of Maryland or Nerlens Noel of Kentucky.
However, the Cavaliers made the first stunning decision of the night, taking the electric forward to complement their young core of Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson.
Nerlens Noel Slides—Then Gets Traded
Coming into the draft Noel was the favorite to go with the top selection in the whole draft. Not only did that not turn out to be the case, he ended up sliding out of the top five.
The Pelicans swooped him up with the No. 6 pick after centers Cody Zeller and Alex Len were taken at Nos. 4 and 5. But before Noel and Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis could even start guessing who would block more shots in New Orleans next season, he was shipped with a 2014 protected first-rounder to Philadelphia for point guard Jrue Holiday and this year's 42nd overall pick, Pierre Jackson, per ESPN.com.
Trey Burke Heads to Utah for Two First-Round Picks
The Utah Jazz needed a quality point guard in this draft and made a bold move to acquire the top-rated player at the position in Trey Burke. According to Chad Ford of ESPN, the Timberwolves received the 14th and 21st selections in the draft. They used those picks on Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng, respectively.
Muhammad was once considered one of the top prospects in the class, but he didn't quite live up to his potential at UCLA. Burke was the National Player of the Year in college basketball last season.
Now they'll be linked together for the rest of their careers.
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