2018 NBA draft
The 2018 NBA draft was held on June 21, 2018, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. National Basketball Association teams took turns selecting amateur United States college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players, it was televised nationally by ESPN. This draft was the last to use the original weighted lottery system that gave teams near the bottom of the NBA draft better odds at the top three picks of the draft while teams higher up had worse odds in the process, it was considered the final year where undrafted college underclassmen were forced to begin their professional careers early. With the last year of what was, at the time, the most recent lottery system, the Phoenix Suns won the first overall pick on May 15, 2018, with the Sacramento Kings at the second overall pick and the Atlanta Hawks at third overall pick; the Suns' selection was their first No. 1 overall selection in franchise history. They used the selection on the Bahamian center Deandre Ayton from the nearby University of Arizona.
This draft was notable for its lack of draft-day trades involving NBA veterans. An average of more than five veterans per year were traded on the day of the last three drafts, but this draft was the first since 2003 in which no such trades were announced; these players were not selected in the 2018 NBA draft, but have played at least one game in the NBA. The invitation-only NBA Draft Combine was held in Chicago from May 16 to 20; the on-court element of the combine took place on May 18 and 19. A total of 69 players were invited for the NBA Draft Combine, with two top talents in Deandre Ayton and Luka Dončić declining invitations for the event this year, with the latter player being involved with the 2018 EuroLeague Final Four at the time. Both mystery man Mitchell Robinson and Chandler Hutchison would remove themselves from the event at the last minute, although two other players would enter the event instead of them, leaving the proper number of official participants at 69. At the end of the draft deadline for international players, 12 players that entered the NBA Draft Combine that year withdrew from the NBA Draft, with 11 players returning to college and Brian Bowen planning on playing professionally before trying another NBA Draft instead.
The NBA draft lottery took place during the playoffs on May 15, 2018. This year will be the last time it uses what was the updated system for the NBA draft lottery to upgrade draft odds for teams in the lower regions of the NBA. Starting in 2019 onward, the newer updated draft lottery will give the bottom 3 teams equal odds for the No. 1 pick, while some of the teams higher up the NBA draft would get an increased chance for a top-four pick instead of a top-three pick like in this year, thus hoping to discourage teams from losing games on purpose for higher draft picks. There were two tiebreakers involved for lottery odds this season. Funnily enough, both of the teams mentioned that lost the tiebreakers would wind up being in the Top 3 at the end of the NBA draft lottery. Furthermore, the Hawks would trade their Top 3 selection to Dallas for their selection in the draft instead. ^ 1: The Brooklyn Nets' pick was automatically conveyed to the Cleveland Cavaliers this year.^ 2: The Los Angeles Lakers' pick was conveyed to the Philadelphia 76ers since the pick turned unprotected for them this year and wasn't in the Nos. 2-5 range.^ 3: The Detroit Pistons' pick was conveyed to the Los Angeles Clippers since it was outside the top 4.
The draft is conducted under the eligibility rules established in the league's 2017 collective bargaining agreement with its player's union. The previous CBA that ended the 2011 lockout instituted no immediate changes to the draft, but called for a committee of owners and players to discuss future changes. All drafted players must be at least 19 years old during the calendar year of the draft. In terms of dates, players who are eligible for the 2018 draft must be born on or before December 31, 1999. Since the 2016 draft, the following rules, as implemented by the NCAA Division I council for that division, are:Declaration for the draft no longer results in automatic loss of college eligibility; as long as a player does not sign a contract with a professional team outside the NBA, or sign with an agent, he will retain college eligibility as long as he makes a timely withdrawal from the draft. NCAA players now have until 10 days after the end of the NBA Draft Combine to withdraw from the draft.
Since the combine is held in mid-May, the current deadline is about five weeks after the previous mid-April deadline. NCAA players may participate in the draft combine, are allowed to attend one tryout per year with each NBA team without losing college eligibility. NCAA players may now withdraw from the draft up to two times without loss of eligibility; the NCAA treated a second declaration of draft eligibility as a permanent loss of college eligibility. The NBA has since expanded the draft combine to include players with remaining college eligibility (who, like players without college eli
NBA on ESPN
The NBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association games on the ESPN family of networks. The ESPN cable network first televised NBA games from 1983 to 1984, has been airing games since the 2002–03 NBA season. ESPN2 began airing a limited schedule of NBA games in 2002. ESPN on ABC began televising NBA games in 2006. On October 6, 2014, ESPN and the NBA renewed their agreement through 2025. ESPN on ABC is the broadcast home of the NBA. ABC airs games on Christmas Day and under the title of NBA Saturday Primetime, airs on Saturday nights, NBA Sunday Showcase, airs on Sunday afternoons from January through the end of the season, continuing to air games throughout the early rounds of the NBA Playoffs, culminating with exclusive coverage of the NBA Finals. ESPN airs NBA games on Wednesdays and Sundays. Most NBA games on the ESPN cable network air on Fridays at 8:00 p.m ET and 7:30 p.m PT as part of "Coast to Coast" doubleheaders. Games on Wednesdays are single games, televised at 9:00 p.m ET.
In addition to games on ABC, several Sundays throughout the season feature ESPN televised games during the evening, though on most nights ESPN defers to NBA TV for Sunday night national broadcasts. ESPN's presentation of games is referred to as NBA; the telecast was known as ESPNBA. ESPN used to brand a few other games under the NBA Special Edition brand, but dropped the name in favor of the NBA format in the 2013–14 season and beyond. Unless specified, ESPN's NBA broadcasts are not exclusive, in which local sports networks may still air the game in their home market; the first round playoff coverage is not exclusive. As part of the NBA's cable-heavy TV deal, ESPN airs one Conference final per year. Most conference final games are televised on ESPN itself, with Game 4 and Game 7 set aside for ABC. Outside of the Conference Finals, ESPN airs playoff games only on Thursdays and Saturdays. ESPN airs the NBA Draft each season, as well as the NBA Draft Lottery; the game between the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat on December 17, 2010, was the first NBA game aired on 3D, courtesy of ESPN 3D.
The network aired 14 NBA regular season games, as well as select playoff games, in 3D that season. Starting with 2006–07 NBA season, ESPN used ABC's theme music from two years prior, making it the second time the network had used its corporate sibling's NBA theme. Since ABC had undergone the transition from the former ABC Sports to merge with ESPN, forming ESPN on ABC, ESPN's music and overall presentation have been used for all of their telecasts on the network. Following the branding merge, ESPN began to use variations of the graphics used on ESPN Monday Night Football for their NBA broadcasts. With an updated graphics package debuting on Monday Night Football during the 2008–09 season, the same graphics were introduced in the April 8, 2009 telecast of NBA on ESPN. On March 14, 2010, the graphics were refreshed and used in the NBA on ABC "Sunday Showcase". ESPN used the refreshed graphics for their NBA telecasts the following day. Starting with the 2010–11 season, timeout indicators were added to the score banner, adopting the feature from ESPN's college football broadcasts.
Beginning with the 2011 NBA Playoffs, an updated composition of ESPN's theme "Fast Break" was introduced for the postseason, along with new in-game presentations. The score banner and other graphics retained their design, the original composition of "Fast Break" remained as the theme song for the regular season. During the 2013 Western Conference Finals, a new graphics package debuted for ESPN's NBA telecasts; the graphics featured 3-dimensional renderings of the team logos, along with the use of specific themes and backgrounds to accompany each of them. During the 2015 NBA Finals, the graphics were updated to reflect the new design used in ESPN's NBA Countdown broadcasts. However, during 2015-16 NBA season, the graphics were reverted to the previous package used since 2013. On May 17, 2016, the graphics, which were first seen during the previous year's championship, were used again for the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals and NBA Finals. For the 2016–17 NBA season, ESPN introduced a revamped on-air presentation and branding for its NBA coverage, developed with the creative agency Big Block, as well as a new logo.
The new design was inspired by "premium" consumer brands, places a heavier focus on team logos and colors as the basis of its design, as opposed to visual environments and settings. When introduced during the pre-season, the new package used a noticeably large scorebar, although it has since been reduced in size. Greg Gumbel and John Andariese were some of the voices of the original telecasts of The NBA on ESPN, which lasted only two seasons. Tom Mees was among the studio hosts. During a commercial break of a game at Madison Square Garden, the announcers danced to the song "Little Darling", played on the public address system of the arena; that blooper reel is still played when ESPN celebrates a milestone. Other announcers during this period included: Irv Brown (g
2005 NBA draft
The 2005 NBA draft took place on June 28, 2005, in the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In this draft, NBA teams took turns selecting amateur college basketball players and other first-time eligible players, such as players from high schools and non-North American leagues; the NBA announced that 49 college and high school players and 11 international players had filed as early-entry candidates for the draft. This was the last NBA draft; the new collective bargaining agreement between the league and its players union established a new age limit for draft eligibility. Starting with the 2006 NBA draft, players of any nationality who complete athletic eligibility at a U. S. high school cannot declare themselves eligible for the draft unless they turn 19 no than December 31 of the year of the draft and are at least one year removed from the graduation of their high school classes. International players, defined in the NBA's collective bargaining agreement as non-US nationals who did not complete athletic eligibility at a U.
S. high school, must turn 19 in the calendar year of the draft, up from 18. As of 2016, the only players to have declared for the NBA draft straight out of high school since these restrictions took place were Satnam Singh Bhamara, Thon Maker, Anfernee Simons; this draft is notable. These players who declared or were automatically eligible for the 2005 draft, were not selected but have played in the NBA; the following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft: a New York acquired the draft rights to 21st pick Nate Robinson, Quentin Richardson and cash considerations from Phoenix in exchange for the draft rights to 54th pick Dijon Thompson and Kurt Thomas. B Portland acquired the draft rights to 22nd pick Jarrett Jack from Denver in exchange for the draft rights to 27th pick Linas Kleiza and the draft rights to 35th pick Ricky Sanchez. C Cleveland acquired the draft rights to 44th pick Martynas Andriuškevičius from Orlando in exchange for a 2006 second-round draft pick.
D Memphis acquired the draft rights to 55th pick Lawrence Roberts from Seattle in exchange for 2006 and 2007 second-round draft picks and cash considerations. E Orlando acquired the draft rights to 57th pick Marcin Gortat from Phoenix in exchange for cash considerations. Prior to the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of draft picks between the teams. F Hours before the start of the draft, Utah acquired the 3rd pick from Portland in exchange for the 6th pick, the 27th pick and a 2006 first-round draft pick. Utah acquired a 2005 first-round draft pick on June 24, 2004, from Dallas in exchange for the draft rights to Pavel Podkolzine. Utah used the 3rd pick to draft Deron Williams and Portland used the 6th and the 27th pick to draft Martell Webster and Linas Kleiza. G On June 22, 2004, Charlotte acquired Cleveland's first-round draft pick from Phoenix in exchange for an agreement to select Jahidi White in the 2004 Expansion Draft. Phoenix acquired a 2005 first-round draft pick on October 1, 1997, from Cleveland in a three-team trade with Cleveland and Denver.
Charlotte used the 13th pick to draft Sean May h On December 17, 2004, Toronto acquired Philadelphia's 2005 and Denver's 2006 first-round draft picks, Alonzo Mourning, Eric Williams, Aaron Williams from New Jersey in exchange for Vince Carter. New Jersey acquired Philadelphia's 2005, Denver's 2006 and L. A. Clippers' 2006 first-round draft picks on July 15, 2004, from Denver in exchange for Kenyon Martin. Denver acquired a 2005 first-round draft pick, Mark Bryant and Art Long from Philadelphia in a three-team trade with Philadelphia and Houston on December 18, 2002. Toronto used the 16th pick to draft Joey Graham. I On June 24, 2004, Denver acquired Washington's first-round draft pick from Orlando in exchange for the draft rights to Jameer Nelson. Orlando acquired a 2005 first-round draft pick and Laron Profit on August 1, 2001, from Washington in exchange for Brendan Haywood. Denver used the 20th pick to draft Julius Hodge. J On June 24, 2004, Phoenix acquired a 2005 first-round draft pick, the draft rights to Jackson Vroman and cash considerations from Chicago in exchange for the draft rights to Luol Deng.
Phoenix used the 21st pick to draft Nate Robinson. K On February 25, 2005, New York acquired Phoenix's 2005 and San Antonio's 2006 first-round draft picks and Malik Rose from San Antonio in exchange for Nazr Mohammed and Jamison Brewer. San Antonio acquired a 2005 first-round draft pick on June 26, 2003, from Phoenix in exchange for the draft rights to Leandro Barbosa. New York used the 30th pick to draft David Lee. L On July 14, 2005, the L. A. Clippers acquired 2005 and 2006 second-round draft picks from Charlotte in exchange for Eddie House and Melvin Ely; the L. A. Clippers used the 32nd pick to draft Daniel Ewing. M On December 6, 2004, the L. A. Lakers acquired New York's 2005 and Charlotte's 2009 second-round draft picks from Charlotte in exchange for Kareem Rush. Charlotte acquired New York's second-round draft pick on August 6, 2004, from Atlanta in exchange for Predrag Drobnjak. Atlanta acquired a 2005 second-round draft pick and Michael Doleac on February 15, 2004, from New York in a three-team trade with New York and Milwaukee.
The L. A. Lakers used the 37th pick to draft Ronny Turiaf. N On January 2, 2004, Orlando acquired an option to exchange 2005 second-round draft picks, Mengke Bateer and the draft rights to Remon van de Hare from Toronto in exchange for Robert Archibald; the options to exchange 2005
NBA Countdown, branded for sponsorship purposes as NBA Countdown Presented By Straight Talk Wireless or Mountain Dew, is a pregame television show airing prior to National Basketball Association telecasts on ABC and ESPN. NBA Countdown airs thirty minutes prior to games on ABC and ESPN. In 2006, the first and so far only one-hour edition of the pregame show aired, prior to Game 1 of the 2006 NBA Finals. Unlike NBC's NBA studio show, known as NBA Showtime for the first ten years of its existence, ABC's studio has been without much consistency, it has gone through five names in five seasons, several analysts in each season. For the 2006-2007 season, the pregame show will be known as NBA Sunday Countdown; each season, the show has been sponsored by GMC, with exception of the Finals, where it is sponsored by Chevrolet. Mike Tirico hosted the pregame shows from ABC's first season with the NBA to the middle of the network's fourth with the league. On March 19, 2006, Tirico was replaced by ESPN's Dan Patrick, was moved to the number two play-by-play team.
Other hosts of the pregame show include regular substitute John Saunders. ABC's NBA pregame show was known as NBA Shootaround, shared the same graphics and music as the ESPN pregame show of the same name; the program was hosted with analysts Bill Walton and Tom Tolbert. Unlike most network pregame shows, Shootaround did not take place in a studio, instead traveled to a different site each week. Starting with Game 1 of the 2003 Eastern Conference Finals, Walton was replaced in the pregame show by Sean Elliott. Tolbert was dropped from the pregame show starting with Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Tirico and Elliott were joined by a guest analyst for each game of the Finals. After bad ratings in the 2002-2003 season, ABC retooled much of its NBA coverage; this included its pregame show, rebranded NBA Hangtime, moved into the network's Times Square studios. The pregame show was given new music and graphics, to differentiate itself from its ESPN counterpart, was still hosted by Mike Tirico. Tom Tolbert was brought back as an analyst.
He was replaced by George Karl. After criticism from the media on Karl's lack of opinion during the program, ABC replaced him on February 22, 2004 with former New Jersey Nets coach Byron Scott. NBA Hangtime lasted through the 2003-2004 season, continued on Christmas Day 2004, prior to the much-hyped Los Angeles Lakers-Miami Heat game; this telecast was the only NBA Hangtime to involve analysts Bill Walton. For most of the 2004-2005 season, ABC's pregame show was known as NBA Game Time. Like Hangtime, it originated from the network's Times Square studios, was once more hosted by Mike Tirico. Tirico was re-joined by Bill Walton in the studio, Walton's old broadcast partner from NBC, Steve "Snapper" Jones. Tom Tolbert was dropped, while Byron George Karl both returned to the NBA coaching ranks. Game Time, unlike its predecessors, included guest analysts, such as Baron Davis, Jalen Rose, Rick Fox, Bill Russell. During the 2005 Western Conference Finals, Steve Jones fell ill with appendicitis, was replaced for the NBA Finals by ESPN analyst Greg Anthony.
Starting on Christmas Day 2005, ABC's NBA pregame show underwent yet another transformation. It adopted the former name of the ESPN2 Tuesday night NBA studio show, became known as NBA Nation. For most of the season, Mike Tirico hosted the program, he was joined by Scottie Pippen, as Steve Jones and Bill Walton both returned to the broadcast booth. In the first edition of NBA Nation, Pippen was only seen in the final segment of the show; the first three segments involved special-interest stories and a panel of celebrities and sportswriters discussing issues concerning the NBA. This panel of guests was the first of only two. Though it was planned for Tirico to be joined by an in-studio panel of guests each week, the plan was evidently scrapped after January 22. Following that, a panel of guests, all of which directly connected to the NBA or basketball in general, joined Tirico via satellite occasionally; until January 29, the program featured an NBA-related segment from ESPN's Pardon the Interruption.
On March 3, 2006, the New York Post reported that ABC would replace Tirico with ESPN's Dan Patrick starting on March 19. Tirico moved to the number two play-by-play team, behind Mike Breen, Patrick hosted ABC's coverage every week, including the NBA Finals; this move ended the most consistent role The NBA on ABC had, of Mike Tirico has studio host. In the revamped edition of NBA Nation, Patrick was joined by Scottie Pippen, who continued his role as pregame analyst, as well as former ESPN commentator and NBA player Mark Jackson and Washington Post and Pardon the Interruption co-host Mike Wilbon on a weekly basis. On May 12, 2006, the New York Post reported that Pippen had been let go from his duties as studio analyst for ABC, but would remain an analyst for ESPN. ABC went with the team of Dan Patrick, Mark Jackson and Michael Wilbon the rest of the way, representing a complete change from the beginning of the season. December 25, 2005 Chuck D, rapper Josh Lucas, actor Bob Ryan, Boston Globe sportswriter January 22, 2006 Method Man, rapper Chad Johnson, NFL player Peter Vecsey, New York Post sportswriter January 29, 2006 David Thompson, NBA legend Jack Ramsay, ABC NBA analyst J.
A. Adande, Los Angeles Times sportswriter February 12, 2006 Michael Wilbon, Washington Po
2012 NBA draft
The 2012 NBA Draft was held on June 28, 2012, at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The draft started at 7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, was broadcast in the United States on ESPN. In this draft, National Basketball Association teams took turns selecting amateur U. S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. This draft marked the first time, it set a record of having six players from one school being selected in the two rounds of the draft and was the first draft to have the first three selections be college freshmen all from the same conference, the Southeastern Conference. Not only that, but it featured the oldest player to get selected in an NBA draft, with Bernard James being 27 years old at the time of the draft. Of the players drafted, 30 are forwards, 21 are guards, 9 are centers; the 2012 NBA draft marked the first appearance of the Brooklyn Nets. This draft marks the last draft appearance for the New Orleans Hornets. After the 2012–13 season, the franchise was renamed as the New Orleans Pelicans.
New Orleans made their first draft appearance as the Pelicans in 2013. These players were not selected in the 2012 NBA Draft but have played at least one game in the NBA; the draft was conducted under the eligibility rules established in the league's now-expired 2005 collective bargaining agreement with its players union. The CBA that ended the 2011 lockout instituted no immediate changes to the draft, but called for a committee of owners and players to discuss future changes; as of 2011, the basic eligibility rules for the draft are listed below. All drafted players must be at least 19 years old during the calendar year of the draft. In terms of dates, players eligible for the 2012 draft must be born on or before December 31, 1993. Any player, not an "international player", as defined in the CBA, must be at least one year removed from the graduation of his high school class; the CBA defines "international players" as players who permanently resided outside the U. S. for three years prior to the draft, did not complete high school in the U.
S. and have never enrolled at a U. S. college or university. The basic requirement for automatic eligibility for a U. S. player is the completion of his college eligibility. Players who meet the CBA definition of "international players" are automatically eligible if their 22nd birthday falls during or before the calendar year of the draft. U. S. players who were at least one year removed from their high school graduation and have played minor-league basketball with a team outside the NBA are automatically eligible. A player, not automatically eligible must declare his eligibility for the draft by notifying the NBA offices in writing no than 60 days before the draft. For the 2012 draft, this date fell on April 29. Under NCAA rules, players will only have until April 10 to withdraw from the draft and maintain their college eligibility. A player who has hired an agent will forfeit his remaining college eligibility, regardless of whether he is drafted. While the CBA allows a player to withdraw from the draft twice, the NCAA mandates that a player who has declared twice loses his college eligibility.
On May 3, 2012, the league announced a list of 67 early entry candidates which consists of 50 collegiate players and 17 international players. At the withdrawal deadline, 11 early entry candidates withdrew from the draft, leaving 49 collegiate players and 7 international players as the early entry candidates for the draft. Players who do not meet the criteria for "international" players are automatically eligible if they meet any of the following criteria: They have completed 4 years of their college eligibility. If they graduated from high school in the U. S. but did not enroll in a U. S. college or university, four years have passed. They have signed a contract with a professional basketball team outside of the NBA, anywhere in the world, have played under that contract. Players who meet the criteria for "international" players are automatically eligible if they meet any of the following criteria: They are least 22 years old during the calendar year of the draft. In terms of dates, players born on or before December 31, 1990, are automatically eligible for the 2012 draft.
They have signed a contract with a professional basketball team outside of the NBA within the United States, have played under that contract. The first 14 picks in the draft belong to teams; the lottery determined the three teams. The remaining first-round picks and the second-round picks were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win-loss record in the previous season; the lottery was held on May 2012, in the Disney/ABC Times Square Studio in New York City. The New Orleans Hornets won the rights to the first overall selection with a 13.7 % chance. The Hornets were a league-owned team at the time, leading to continued conspiracy theories about the lottery process; the Charlotte Bobcats, who had the worst record and the biggest chance to win the lottery, won the second overall pick. Below were the chances for each team to get specific picks in the 2012 draft lottery, rounded to three decimal places. ^ 1: Brooklyn Nets' pick was conveyed to the Portland Trail Blazers.^ 2: Minnesota Timberwolves' pick was conveyed to the New Orleans Hornets via the Los Angeles Clippers.
The NBA annually invites 10-15 players to sit in the so-called "green room", a special room s
2008 NBA draft
The 2008 NBA Draft was held on June 26, 2008 at the Washington Mutual Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. In this draft, National Basketball Association teams took turns selecting amateur college basketball players and other first-time eligible players, including international players from non-North American professional leagues. According to the NBA, 44 players, 39 collegiate players and five international players, filed as early-entry candidates for the 2008 NBA Draft; these numbers do not include players. The Chicago Bulls, who had a 1.7 percent probability of obtaining the first selection, won the NBA Draft Lottery on May 22. The Bulls' winning of the lottery was the second-largest upset in NBA Draft Lottery history behind the Orlando Magic, who won it in 1993 with just a 1.5% chance. The Miami Heat and the Minnesota Timberwolves obtained the third picks respectively. For the first time in draft history the first three draft picks were all freshmen; the Chicago Bulls used the first overall pick to draft Chicago native Derrick Rose from the University of Memphis, who went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, making him the first player to be drafted first overall and to win Rookie of the Year since LeBron James in 2003.
The Miami Heat used the second pick to draft Michael Beasley from Kansas State University, the Minnesota Timberwolves used the third pick to draft O. J. Mayo from University of Southern California. With five players taken in the draft, the University of Kansas tied University of Connecticut and University of Florida for the record with the most players selected in the first two rounds of an NBA draft. Another record was set when twelve freshmen were drafted, ten of whom were drafted in the first round. Of the players drafted, 29 are forwards, 19 are guards, 12 are centers; the 2008 NBA Draft was the final time that the Seattle SuperSonics made an NBA Draft appearance, as well as the final time that the Sonics appeared in official media publications. In early July, the franchise relocated to Oklahoma City and was renamed the Oklahoma City Thunder; the Thunder made their first NBA Draft appearance in 2009. This draft marked the first time that an NBA D-League player was drafted. ^ a: The franchise relocated to become the Oklahoma City Thunder in July 2008.^ b: Anthony Randolph was born in West Germany to American parents and was raised in the United States.^ c: Roy Hibbert was born in the United States to a Jamaican father and a Trinidadian mother.
He had represented the United States internationally at youth level in 2007. Since 2010, he has represented Jamaica internationally.^ d: Kosta Koufos was born and raised in the United States to Greek parents. He has represented Greece internationally.^ e: Serge Ibaka, born in Congo, became a naturalized citizen of Spain in 2011. He has represented Spain internationally since 2011.^ f: Donté Greene was born in West Germany to American parents. He has represented the United States internationally at youth level.^ g: James Gist was born in Turkey to American parents. These players were not selected in the 2008 NBA Draft but have played in the NBA; the first 14 picks in the draft belonged to teams. The lottery determined the three teams; the remaining first-round picks and the second-round picks were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win-loss record in the previous season. As it is commonplace in the event of identical win-loss records, the NBA performed a random drawing to break the ties on April 18, 2008.
The lottery was held on May 2008, in Secaucus, New Jersey. The Chicago Bulls, who had the ninth-worst record, won the lottery with just a 1.7 % chance. The Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves, with the worst and third-worst records won the second and third picks. Below were the chances for each team to get specific picks in the 2008 draft lottery, rounded to three decimal places: The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft. A 1 2 Memphis acquired the draft rights to 3rd pick O. J. Mayo, along with Marko Jarić, Antoine Walker, Greg Buckner, from Minnesota in exchange for the draft rights to 5th pick Kevin Love, along with Mike Miller, Brian Cardinal, Jason Collins. B 1 2 Portland acquired the draft rights to 11th pick Jerryd Bayless and Ike Diogu from Indiana in exchange for the draft rights to 13th pick Brandon Rush, Jarrett Jack and Josh McRoberts; the trade was finalized on July 9, 2008. C 1 2 Toronto acquired Jermaine O'Neal and the draft rights to 41st pick Nathan Jawai from Indiana in exchange for T. J. Ford, Rasho Nesterovič, Maceo Baston, the draft rights to 17th pick Roy Hibbert.
The trade was finalized on July 9, 2008. D 1 2 3 4 In a three-team trade, Portland acquired the draft rights to 25th pick Nicolas Batum from Houston, Houston acquired the draft rights to 33rd pick Joey Dorsey from Portland and the draft rights to 28th pick Donté Greene and a 2009 second-round draft pick from Memphis, Memphis acquired the draft rights to 27th pick Darrell Arthur from Portland. E Portland acquired the draft rights to 27th pick Darrell Arthur from New Orleans in exchange for cash considerations. F 1 2 3 Detroit acquired the draft rights to 32nd pick Walter Sharpe and 46th pick Trent Plaisted from Seattle in exchange for the draft rights to 29th pick D. J. White. G Miami acquired the draft rights to 34th pick Mario Chalmers from Minnesota in exchange for two future second-round draft picks and cash considerations. H 1 2 In a three-team trade, Chicago acquired the draft rights to 36th pick Ömer Aşık from Portland, the Trail Blazers acquired a second-round draft pick in 20
2015 NBA draft
The 2015 NBA draft was held on June 25, 2015, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It was televised nationally in the U. S. by ESPN. National Basketball Association teams took turns selecting amateur U. S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The draft lottery took place on May 19, 2015; the Minnesota Timberwolves won the draft lottery to earn the first overall pick in the draft. It marked the first time in Timberwolves history that they would receive the first overall pick through the lottery; the player selected would be the third consecutive number one pick on the Timberwolves roster, joining Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett - who were traded to Minnesota for forward Kevin Love. This draft gave the Los Angeles Lakers the second overall pick after jumping over the Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knicks within the draft lottery. Highlights from the draft include the first Dominican to be the first overall pick, the highest number of Kentucky Wildcats selected in the draft lottery, which tied the North Carolina Tar Heels in 2005 for most players selected in the lottery by one school.
Other noteworthy announcements that came out of the draft included the official announcement of the passing of the last pioneer of the original NBA, Harvey Pollack, around the third pick and the resignation of the league's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn that became official in August after the end of the first round. These players were not selected in the 2015 NBA draft, but have appeared in at least one regular-season or playoff game in the NBA; the draft was conducted under the eligibility rules established in the league's new 2011 collective bargaining agreement with its players union. The CBA that ended the 2011 lockout instituted no immediate changes to the draft, but called for a committee of owners and players to discuss future changes. Since the 2011 CBA, the basic eligibility rules have been: All drafted players must be at least 19 years old during the calendar year of the draft. In terms of dates, players eligible for the 2015 draft must be born on or before December 31, 1996.
Any player, not an "international player", as defined in the CBA, must be at least one year removed from the graduation of his high school class. The CBA defines "international players" as players who permanently resided outside the United States for three years prior to the draft, did not complete high school in the U. S. and have never enrolled at a U. S. college or university. Player who are not automatically eligible must declare their eligibility for the draft by notifying the NBA offices in writing no than 60 days before the draft. For the 2015 draft, this date fell on April 26. After this date, "early entry" players may attend NBA pre-draft camps and individual team workouts to show off their skills and obtain feedback regarding their draft positions. Under the CBA, a player may withdraw his name from consideration from the draft at any time before the final declaration date, 10 days before the draft. Under NCAA rules at that time, players only had until April 16 to withdraw from the draft and maintain their college eligibility.
In January 2016, the NCAA changed its draft withdrawal date to 10 days after the end of the annual NBA Draft Combine in May, with the 2016 draft the first to be held under the new rule. A player who has hired an agent will forfeit his remaining college eligibility, regardless of whether he is drafted. While the CBA allows a player to withdraw from the draft twice, the NCAA mandated that a player who declared twice lost his college eligibility; the aforementioned 2016 NCAA rule change allowed players to declare for more than one draft without losing college eligibility. This year, a total of 48 collegiate players and 43 international players declared as early entry candidates before the April 26 deadline. On June 15, the withdrawal deadline, 34 early entry candidates withdrew from the draft and one early entry candidate is added, leaving 47 collegiate players and 11 international players as the early entry candidates for the draft. Players who do not meet the criteria for "international" players are automatically eligible if they meet any of the following criteria: They have completed 4 years of their college eligibility.
If they graduated from high school in the U. S. but did not enroll in a U. S. college or university, four years have passed. They have signed a contract with a professional basketball team outside of the NBA, anywhere in the world, have played under that contract. Players who meet the criteria for "international" players are automatically eligible if they meet any of the following criteria: They are least 22 years old during the calendar year of the draft. In terms of dates, players born on or before December 31, 1993, are automatically eligible for the 2015 draft, they have signed a contract with a professional basketball team outside of the NBA within the United States, have played under that contract. Based on the eligibility rules, every college seniors who have completed their college eligibility and every "international" players who were born on or before