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2018 NBA Draft: First Round Pick-by-pick Results

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ome one, come all. The NBA Draft coverage on ESPN begins in 19 minutes as of typing this. For the entire way (well, probably just the first round), I’ll be with you.

6:44 pm: Why do all the prospects at the draft have pants that don’t extend to their shoes, revealing their ankles? Is this a new trend? I’d like it if they had sweet socks on, but it’s just bare ankles. Did they call each other about doing this?

6:52 pm: Dallas apparently wants in on Doncic, but is being stiff in their trade offers:

7:18 pm: Grizzlies, after reportedly shopping the 4th pick, may have found a candidate in Jaren Jackson Jr.

7:32 pm: Michael Porter Jr.’s stock could be falling:

7:35 pm: We are officially underway. The 2018 NBA Draft has begun; the Phoenix Suns are on the clock.

7:38 pm: With the first pick, the Phoenix Suns select DeAndre Ayton, center out of Arizona. No surprise here.

7:43 pm: With the second pick, the Sacramento Kings select Marvin Bagley III, forward out of Duke. Kings Twitter is... livid.

7:45: The Atlanta Hawks will be drafting for the Dallas Mavericks. Hawks selecting Luka Doncic for Dallas, meaning a trade has been made between the two teams.

7:48 pm: With the third pick, the Atlanta Hawks select Luka Doncic, guard from Croatia. Luka will be traded to Dallas, and Dallas will select Trae Young to return to the Hawks. Dallas will send a protected 2019 first round pick to Atlanta for their help.

7:53 pm: With the fourth pick, the Memphis Grizzlies select Jaren Jackson Jr., forward/center from Michigan State University.

7:57 pm: With the fifth pick, the Dallas Mavericks select Trae Young, guard out of Oklahoma. As previously mentioned, Young and a protected 2019 first round pick will be traded to Atlanta for Luka Doncic.

8:02 pm: With the sixth pick, the Orlando Magic selects Mo Bamba, center out of Texas.

8:05 pm: With the seventh pick, the Chicago Bulls select Wendell Carter Jr., forward/center out of Duke.

8:15 pm: The Cleveland Cavaliers select Collin Sexton 8th, point guard out of Alabama. This doesn’t shock me at all. Cavs looking to hit a home run with this pick as LeBron leaves town.

8:19 pm: The New York Knicks are selecting Kevin Knox, forward out of Kentucky no. 9 overall. This means the Sixers are up with Mikal Bridges on the board, who many Sixers fans covet.


8:32 pm: At #11, the Charlotte Hornets chose Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, guard out of Kentucky.

8:39 pm: The Hornets have traded Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers will send back what will be the 12th pick and two 2nd round picks. It has been reported by Shams Charania that the Clippers will select Miles Bridges with the 12th pick to send to Charlotte.

8:42 pm: With the 12th pick, the Los Angeles Clippers selected Miles Bridges, forward from Michigan State University. Miles will be traded to Charlotte for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

8:48 pm: With the 13th pick, the Los Angeles Clippers select Jerome Robinson, guard out of Boston College.

8:55 pm: The Denver Nuggets select Michael Porter Jr. at #14. Porter Jr. is a forward who played at Missouri, but missed all but 2 games due to injury. Every sentence you hear about the guy will probably end in “if he’s healthy, he could end up being the best player in this draft.”

9:04 pm: With the 15th pick, the Washington Wizards select Troy Brown, guard/forward out of Oregon.

9:12 pm: With the 16th pick, the Phoenix Suns select Zhaire Smith, guard out of Texas Tech.



9:20 pm: The Milwaukee Bucks select Donte DiVincenzo (guard, Villanova) 17th overall. The second Villanova Wildcat Champion selected in the first round. I was surprised to see his over/under for draft position at 21.5, and as always, Vegas was on to something.

9:28 pm: With the 18th pick, the San Antonio Spurs select Lonnie Walker, guard out of Miami. I’m already convinced he’s a superstar.

9:32 pm: With the 19th pick, the Atlanta Hawks select Kevin Huerter, guard/forward out of Maryland.

9:40 pm: With the 20th pick, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Josh Okogie, guard out of Georgia Tech.

9:47 pm: With 21st pick, the Utah Jazz select Grayson Allen, guard out of Duke. Last season, I didn’t enjoy rooting against Utah’s first round pick. I’ll enjoy doing so against this one.

9:52 pm: With the 22nd pick, the Chiago Bulls select Chandler Hutchinson, guard/forward Boise State. Jay Bilas calls him a “late bloomer.”

9:54 pm: The Indiana pacers select Aaron Holiday (guard, UCLA) 23rd overall. I’m rooting for Aaron, thanks to that Jrue connection.

9:54 pm: The Portland Trailblazers taking a chance on potential here. They’ll use pick 24 on Afernee Simmons, guard out of IMG Academy. Yes, that’s a high school. It’s complicated.

10:11 pm: With the 25th pick, the Los Angeles Lakers select Mo Wagner, center out of Michigan. Mo’s a bit undersized, but he’s got, what do you say, pizazz. An NCAA tournament sweetheart. SIXERS ARE NEXT ON THE CLOCK.


10:21: With the 27th pick, the Boston Celtics select Robert Williams, center out of Texas A&M. I hope he stinks.

10:30 pm: The Golden State Warriors select Jacob Evans at pick 28, guard/forward out of Cincinnati. Our own Adam Aaronson was a big fan of Jacob Evans. 3-and-D mold.

10:34 pm:

10:39 pm: The Brooklyn Nets select Dzanan Musa with the 29th pick. I wanted the Sixers to take Musa. Intrigued by his offense. Also He’s got the best name in the draft amongst an impressive crowd: Zhaire, Luka Doncic, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Okogie.

10:43 pm: The Hawks are on the clock with the final pick of the first round.

10:48 pm: With the last pick of the first round, the Hawks select Omari Spelman, forward/center out of Villanova. The third and final member of the 2018 NCAA Champion Villanova team.

That’ll put a wrap on it for the live blog. An absolutely wild first round; high entertainment value. Thanks for tagging along, if you did.

The Sixers walk away with Zhaire Smith, Landry Shamet and the Miami Heat’s 2021 unprotected first round pick.

Check back on the site for more Sixers draft coverage.

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