NBA Draft Coverage and Live Updates

Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; is selected as the number one overall pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 NBA Draft begins at 4:30 pm PST and will be shown on ESPN starting with pre-draft coverage at 4:00 pm. For those of you unable to watch, I will be providing live coverage of the first round results, here on Rip City Project, as well as tweeting the results on twitter @ripcityproject. Any additional notes regarding trades and surprises can be found at the bottom of this page. Get ready folks!

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#1 Cleveland Cavaliers select: UNLV power forward, Anthony Bennett

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#2 Orlando Magic select: Indiana shooting guard, Victor Oladipo

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#3 Washington Wizards select: Georgetown small forward, Otto Porter

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#4 Charlotte Bobcats select: Indian center, Cody Zeller

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#5 Phoenix Suns select: Maryland Center, Alex Len

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#6 ***New Orleans Pelicans select: Kentucky Center, Nerlens Noel

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#7 Sacramento Kings select: Kansas shooting guard, Ben McLemore

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#8 Detroit Pistons select: Georgia shooting guard, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

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#9 ***Minnesota Timberwolves select: Michigan point guard, Trey Burke

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#10 Portland Trail Blazers select: Lehigh point guard, CJ McCollum

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#11 Philadelphia 76ers select: Syracuse point guard, Michael Carter-Williams

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#12 Oklahoma City Thunder select: Pittsburgh center, Steven Adams

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#13 ***Dallas Mavericks select: Gonzaga center, Kelly Olynyk

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#14 ***Utah Jazz select: UCLA small forward, Shabazz Muhammad

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#15 Milwaukee Bucks select: Greek small forward, Giannis Antetokounmpo

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#16 Boston Celtics select: Brazillian center, Lucas Nogueira

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#17 Atlanta Hawks select: German point guard, Dennis Schroeder

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#18 ***Atlanta Hawks select: Miami point guard, Shane Larkin

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#19 Cleveland Cavaliers select: Russian small forward  Sergey Karasev

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#20 Chicago Bulls select: New Mexico small forward, Tony Snell

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#21 ***Utah Jazz select: Louisville center, Gorgui Dieng

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#22 Brooklyn Nets select: Duke center, Mason Plumlee

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#23 Indiana Pacers select: Arizona small forward, Solomon Hill

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#24 New York Knicks select: Michigan shooting guard, Tim Hardaway Jr.

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#25 Los Angeles Clippers select: North Carolina small forward, Reggie Bullock

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#26 ***Minnesota Timberwolves select: Colorado small forward,  Andre Roberson

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#27 Denver Nuggets select: French center, Rudy Gobert

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#28 San Antonio Spurs select: French small/power forward Livio Jean-Charles

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#29 ***Oklahoma City Thunder select: Kentucky shooting guard, Archie Goodwin

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#30 Phoenix Suns select: Serbian point guard, Nemanja Nedovic 

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Additional Notes:

[1] – The draft started off with an immediate shocker. I don’t think anyone could have predicted Anthony Bennett to go #1, especially when projected to go around #6.

[2] – The Bobcats let Noel continue to slide down the draft board and instead selected Cody Zeller with the 4th pick. Is this real life?

[3] – Noel was finally taken by the New Orleans Pelicans and will be paired with former teammate, Anthony Davis. Nobody is seeing the rim in New Orleans again. Ben McLemore remains available.

[4] – Sacramento couldn’t pick McLemore quickly enough. Anything can happen now.

[5] – Early reports indicate that Nerlens Noel will be traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. More to come.

[6] – ***Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first round pick have been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jrue Holiday.

[7] – ***Kelly Olynyk has been traded to the Celtics for two 2nd round picks so that Dallas can clear cap space to pursue Dwight Howard in free agency.

[8] The Timberwolves and the Jazz will reportedly swap picks, Trey Burke and Shabazz Muhammad.

[9] ***Shane Larkin will reportedly be traded to the Dallas Mavericks. The involved pieces are yet unknown.

[10] ***Andre Roberson will be sent to the Golden State Warriors for unknown pieces.

[11] The Celtics have traded Kelly Olynyk back to the Mavericks for Lucas Nogueira and two future 2nd round picks.

[11] ***The Timberwolves have officially traded Trey Burke to the Jaz for Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng.

[12] ***Through a round-a-bout series of draft pick trades, Archie Goodwin will go to the Phoenix Suns and Nemanja Nedovic will go to the Golden State Warriors.

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