The 2013 NBA Draft Lottery was held tonight and to the surprise of many, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the draft lottery and will select the #1 pick for the 2nd time in 3 years.
The Thunder, who owned the Toronto Raptors' protected pick which was acquired via the Harden trade, was only top-3 protected. Since the Raptors did not win one of the top 3 drafting positions, the pick goes to OKC, and Sam Presti now has the 12th pick in the 2013 draft.
Now the speculation begins. Who do the Thunder take? Do they pursue a big man? The best player on the board? Do they try to package a deal together to trade for another player? Let's see the guesswork below!
Via SB Nation, here is the order of the 2 rounds of the 2013 draft, scheduled for June 27th:
1. Cleveland Cavaliers 2. Orlando Magic 3. Washington Wizards 4. Charlotte Bobcats 5. Phoenix Suns 6. New Orleans Pelicans 7. Sacramento Kings 8. Detroit Pistons 9. Minnesota Timberwolves 10. Portland Trail Blazers 11. Philadelphia 76ers 12. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Toronto) 13. Dallas Mavericks 14. Utah Jazz 15. Milwaukee Bucks 16. Boston Celtics 17. Atlanta Hawks 18. Atlanta Hawks (from Houston via Brooklyn) 19. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Los Angeles) 20. Chicago Bulls 21. Utah Jazz (from Golden State via Brooklyn) 22. Brooklyn Nets 23. Indiana Pacers 24. New York Knicks 25. Los Angeles Clippers 26. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Memphis via Houston) 27. Denver Nuggets 28. San Antonio Spurs 29. Oklahoma City Thunder 30. Phoenix Suns (from Miami via L.A. and Cleveland)
31. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Orlando) 32. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Charlotte) 33. Cleveland Cavaliers 34. Houston Rockets (from Phoenix) 35. Philadelphia 76ers (from New Orleans) 36. Sacramento Kings 37. Detroit Pistons 38. Washington Wizards 39. Portland Trail Blazers (from Minnesota via Boston & Cleveland) 40. Portland Trail Blazers 41. Memphis Grizzlies (from Toronto) 42. Philadelphia 76ers 43. Milwaukee Bucks 44. Dallas Mavericks (pick may be conveyed to Lakers) 45. Portland Trail Blazers (from Boston) 46. Utah Jazz 47. Atlanta Hawks 48. Los Angeles Lakers (pick may be conveyed to Dallas) 49. Chicago Bulls 50. Atlanta Hawks (from Houston) 51. Orlando Magic (from Golden State via Denver & New York) 52. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Brooklyn) 53. Indiana Pacers 54. Washington Wizards (from New York) 55. Memphis Grizzlies 56. Detroit Pistons (from Clippers) 57. Phoenix Suns (from Denver via. Lakers) 58. San Antonio Spurs 59. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Oklahoma City) 60. Memphis Grizzlies (from Miami)
Are you happy with the Thunder getting the 12th pick in this 2013 draft?
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