NBA Draft Picks 2013: Full Results and Biggest Takeaways from Thursday
The 2013 NBA draft shook up the entire landscape of the league, which means there's plenty of catching up to do.
While it's impossible to hit on everything that happened on Thursday night in the Barclays Center, the biggest storylines are impossible to ignore as many stars changed locations and teams were completely ripped apart for what should impact The Association for many years.
Let's take a look at the full results from the 2013 draft, as well as the three biggest things to take away from all of Thursday night's action.
|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 (traded to Philadelphia)|
|7.||Sacramento Kings||Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas|
|8.||Detroit Pistons||Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Georgia|
|9.||Minnesota Timberwolves||Trey Burke, PG, Michigan (traded to Utah)|
|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 (traded to Boston)|
|14.||Utah Jazz||Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA (traded to Minnesota)|
|15.||Milwaukee Bucks||Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF, Greece|
|16.||Boston Celtics||Lucas Nogueira, C, Brazil (traded to Atlanta)|
|17;||Atlanta Hawks||Dennis Schroeder, PG, Germany|
|18;||Atlanta Hawks||Shane Larkin, PG, Miami (traded to Dallas)|
|19.||Cleveland Cavaliers||Sergey Karasev, SG, Russia|
|20.||Chicago Bulls||Tony Snell, SF, New Mexico|
|21.||Utah Jazz||Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville (traded to Minnesota)|
|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 (traded to Oklahoma City)|
|27.||Denver Nuggets||Rudy Gobert, C, France (traded to Utah)|
|28.||San Antonio Spurs||Olivio Jean-Charles, PF, France|
|29.||Oklahoma City Thunder||Archie Goodwin, SG, Kentucky (traded to Phoenix)|
|30.||Phoenix Suns|| Nemanja Nedovic, G, Serbia (traded to Golden State)
|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|
- The New Orleans Pelicans will trade Nerlens Noel to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jrue Holiday and a protected 2014 first-round selection, per Chad Ford of ESPN. The Pelicans will also receive Philadelphia's No. 42 selection, per Sam Amick of USA Today.
- 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 Ford.
- The Dallas Mavericks will trade Kelly Olynyk to the Boston Celtics for pick No. 16 and two future second-rounders, per Ford. The Celtics 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 Oklahoma City 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.
- The Boston Celtics will trade Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets for Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Keith Bogans and three future first-round picks, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.
- The Miami Heat will make a late trade for James Ennis at pick No. 50, per Shandel Richardson of the Sun Sentinel.
Biggest Takeaways From Draft
The Cavs Love to Keep Us Guessing
For the third time in the last decade, owner Dan Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers owned the top pick in the NBA draft. Only this time around, the selection wasn't nearly as clear.
Every sort of deal was rumored about for the Cavs' top pick, but they ended up holding onto it and making a pick that they believe will make a huge impact in the future by taking Anthony Bennett from UNLV.
No Nerlens Noel or Alex Len was a shocker for most fans and analysts, but Bennett was even more of a surprise than a player like Victor Oladipo or Ben McLemore would have been. Bennett had hardly been talked about in the top five as of late.
The Cavs must really like the 6'8", 240-pound player's upside and potential as a face-to-the-basket forward. He's not tall enough to score based on height, so he'll have to rely on mastering his jump shot and using his skill and strength on the blocks.
It'll certainly be interesting to see how he meshes with Kyrie Irving, as the two could form a deadly pick-and-roll offensively that could torment defenses.
New Orleans is Thinking Now, Philadelphia Later
It's funny how quickly things change in the NBA.
One year ago, the Philadelphia 76ers were gearing up for a new-age franchise led by arriving center Andrew Bynum and young point guard Jrue Holiday. With a few good mixes in between, people expected them to make a run at the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference.
Meanwhile, the Pelicans were fresh off picking Anthony Davis first overall and ready for a rebuilding phase.
Now, Holiday is in New Orleans on a team that is looking more and more like a 2014 playoff contender and the Sixers are the team that is facing a long rebuilding phase. The blockbuster trade is per Associated Press via NBA.com.
Holiday will unite with Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis to form a trio of players who could all be stars in a few short seasons. Gordon is already there, while Holiday is inches away and Davis needs a few more years.
On the other end, the Sixers have a lot to look forward to as they bring in Nerlens Noel, a shot-blocking menace who was expected to go off the board long before pick No. 6. They'll also add a top-five protected pick in 2014, which could pay dividends considering the prospective strength of that class.
While one team was looking at the playoffs and the other was eying rebuilding in 2012, they virtually switched places with the Holiday-Noel trade.
McLemore Falls in Sacramento's Lap
It's not very often that you see the best player in a draft available with the seventh pick, but that's just what the Sacramento Kings walked into with their pick on Thursday night.
Noel and Len being pushed back on draft boards meant that McLemore was still available at No. 7, and the Kings didn't hesitate to snatch him up.
The one-and-done Kansas star never truly reached his full potential with the Jayhawks, though he showed glimpses of it at times. His shooting touch is reminiscent of Ray Allen, and that comparison says everything you need to say.
On top of that, McLemore gets after it defensively, a must for any up-and-coming star in the league.
If McLemore can refine his jump shot and adjust to attacking a NBA basket, he'll turn into the best player in this draft hands down. The Kings are more than lucky that they were able to get McLemore.
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