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The 2015 NBA Draft is officially in the books!
Kentucky Wildcats power forward Karl-Anthony Towns was selected first overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Towns joins a T-Wolves squad that boasts reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins and well-respected big man Kevin Garnett.
With the second overall pick in the draft, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Ohio State Buckeyes point guard D'Angelo Russell. Intrigued by Russell's "star" power and explosive offensive arsenal, the Lakers skipped on highly-coveted rim protector Jahlil Okafor in favour of drafting the Buckeyes' skilled floor general.
Unsurprisingly, the Philadelphia 76ers, bearing the third overall pick, subsequently selected the aforementioned Jahlil Okafor. The 19-year-old Duke University product joins a Sixers front court that includes two former first round picks in Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid.
First Round - Top 15 Selections:
1. Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)
2. D'Angelo Russell (LAL)
3. Jahlil Okafor (PHI)
4. Kristaps Porzingis (NYK)
5. Mario Hezonja (ORL)
6. Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC)
7. Emmanuel Mudiay (DEN)
8. Stanley Johnson (DET)
9. Frank Kaminsky (CHA)
10. Justise Winslow (MIA)
11. Myles Turner (IND)
12. Trey Lyles (UTH)
13. Devin Booker (PHX)
14. Cameron Payne (OKC)
15. Kelly Oubre (ATL - Traded to WSH)
Join Daniele Franceschi as he breaks down the biggest moves from last night's draft.
If Jahlil Okafor is available at No. 4, the New York Knicks will take him.
If Okafor is gone, somebody is going to take the No. 4 pick from the Knicks.
This is the intel I am hearing from points near and far as we count down the days to the 2015 NBA Draft. Phil Jackson has a bare cupboard when it comes to future draft picks, and he is inclined to trade down in exchange for multiple picks in this year's draft and in future drafts.
How bare is the Knicks' cupboard?
They do not have a second-round pick in 2015, nor in 2016 or 2018.
They do not have a first-round pick in 2016, having sent it to the Toronto Raptors for Andrea Bargnani.
So WWPD -- What Will Phil Do?
The educated guess here is that he will go back and forth with Sam Hinkie of Philadelphia and Danny Ainge of Boston in an effort to restock the cupboard.
The Celtics have picks 16, 28, 33 and 45 in this year's draft, along with the rights to Brooklyn's No. 1 picks in 2016, 2017 (right to swap) and 2018. They also have the Mavericks' first-round pick in 2016, the Mavericks' first-round pick in 2016 (protected 1-7), the Timberwolves first-round pick in 2016 (protected 1-12), and the Grizlies' first-round pick in 2018 (protected 1-12).
The 76ers have picks 3, 35, 37, 47, 58 and 60 in this year's draft. They also own the rights to four first-round picks next year: Their own, the Lakers' (protected 1-3), the Heat's (protected 1-10), the Thunder's (protected 1-15), along with nine second-round picks from other teams between 2016 and 2020.
Both Ainge and Hinkie can load up Phil's wheelbarrow and restock his cupboard if that is what Jackson chooses to do. At this point, I would say it is more likely than not that Jackson trades the No. 4 pick before the draft.
More on draft possibilities in this interview with Anthony Gargano on 97.5 radio in Philly
The Golden State Warriors are the 2014-15 NBA champions!
On Tuesday night, Stephen Curry and the Dubs ended a 40-year championship drought, earning the Warriors' fourth NBA title in franchise history.
Andre Iguodala, who was inserted into the Warriors' starting lineup prior to Game Four of the series, claimed Finals MVP honours, posting averages of 16.3 PPG, 5.8 RPG and 4 APG.
*Sigh* The off-season is upon us... However, on a more positive note, the 2015 NBA Draft is less than a week away!
The Minnesota Timberwolves currently hold the first overall pick in next Thursday's draft.
A pair of highly touted big men headline this year's draft class. Will Karl-Anthony Towns be the first to hear his name called on draft day, or will Jahlil Okafor march onto the stage and have the honours of being the first draftee to pose for photos with commissioner Adam Silver?
Meanwhile, in the "Great White North", Canada Basketball's U16 Men's National Team returned home earlier this week after a successful trip to the U16 FIBA Americas in Argentina. The young Canucks finished second in the tournament, capturing a silver medal after being defeated by a star-studded United States squad in the Gold Medal Game.
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The 2015 NBA Draft takes place tonight at 6 p.m. CST and the Minnesota Timberwolves own the No. 1 pick. Outside of a mirror image of Wiggins, the T-Wolves can practically draft whoever they desire. Rumors have Minnesota taking Karl-Anthony Towns, but why is he nearly the consensus number one overall player? Is Jahlil Okafor being overlooked?
I don't think the choice is that clear-cut, and I'll run through the latest mock draft from Chad Ford. I'll give my take on some of the guys I like, I don't like as much, and some sleepers to look for in the 20's and early second round.
Episode 2 of Society Huddle is a pre-game chat for Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. Basketball Society members Cyril Armel, Alex Fischbein, and Martin Soaries host.
- Who are the x-factors for Game 2?
- Are Shawn Marion and Mike Miller needed?
- Is this injury-depleted Cavs team comparable to the '07 team that went to the Finals?
Basketball Society's pregame huddle before Game 5 of the 2015 NBA Finals. Hosted by Martin Soaries, Ryan Kirk, and Cee Armel.
- What will be the nature of the Cavs' Game 5 adjustments after the Warriors made theirs in Game 4?
- How aggressive does LeBron James have to be in Game 5?
- Cavs vs. Warriors supporting players battle: Can Iguodala keep it up?
- Shaun Livingston/David Lee impacts for the Warriors
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