In action-packed Draft, Hawks and Grizzlies add to promising cores

The original trade can't be official until July 6, so Hunter was outfitted with a Lakers hit and the draft board behind the stage listed the pick as belonging to the Lakers. Other sports outlets, like CBS Sports, will offer free coverage of the picks, including commentary on which player each team picks. The Atlanta Hawks have a plethora of first-round draft selections, could they package them in hopes of trading up?

Five Canadians have been selected in the NBA Draft, matching a record for most players picked from any country outside the United States in a single draft. Zion Williamson is, of course, the unanimous No.1 but the top pick doesn't always pan out and these guys are looking for steals like Tony Parker and any one of the MI basketball trio could fit the bill.

"My mom sacrificed a lot for me", Williamson said.

If Battle and Brissett aren't drafted, it would be the first time since 1999 that Syracuse has gone consecutive years without a player being drafted.

With that pick, Canada breaks the record number of non-US born players selected in one draft with six players drafted.

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It usually all comes down to who was given the best shot, who was placed in the best position for their talents, and which coaches leveraged their guys the best. "I'm just going to do anything to win", Williamson said. Williamson is going to be highly recruited by the major apparel companies.

Ja Morant had always been projected at No. 2 due to his elite athleticism and uncanny vision; he was the first NCAA player to average 20 points and 10 assists since colleges began tracking assists in 1982-83. Taylor said he wasn't anxious the Grizzlies would take someone other than Morant, saying he was "that confident" he'd be right. The Knicks also worked out Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland earlier this week. In heading to Memphis, Clarke will play with No. 2 overall pick Ja Morant.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Brandon Clarke and Mfiondu Kabengele followed Barrett into the National Basketball Association, giving Canada its best showing with four first-round picks.

Morant appeared to be the Grizzlies target nearly as soon as the franchise got the second pick in the lottery.

  • Lawrence Cooper