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Cs201 Assignment No #1 2015 Nba Draft Pick

Draft Recap

Play Podcast Jorge Sedano, Chad Ford, Jeff Goodman and Kevin Pelton recap the NBA draft. Plus, Amin Elhassan stops by to discuss how the picks will impact free agency and more.

Amin Elhassan, ESPN NBA Analyst

Play Podcast ESPN NBA front office Insider Amin Elhassan shares his thoughts on the NBA draft including how the Lakers were progressive in their selection of D'Angelo Russell and why Kristaps Porzingis is ready for the NBA.

Mitch Kupchak, Lakers GM

Play Podcast Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak tells Colin when he knew that D'Angelo Russell would be L.A.'s selection in the NBA draft and if head coach Byron Scott had any say in the pick. Plus, he weighs in on Knicks' draftee Kristaps Porzingis.

Knicks Take Porzingis

Play Podcast Tony Reali and the national panel recap the NBA Draft including the attire of the draftees, the selection of Kristaps Porzingis by the Knicks and Larry Nance Jr.'s tweet about Kobe.

Justise Winslow, Heat

Play Podcast Heat F Justise Winslow weighs in on being selected by Miami with the No. 10 pick in the NBA draft, his new team's offseason and more.

Frank Kaminsky, Hornets

Play Podcast Hornets C Frank Kaminsky comments on being selected by Charlotte with the No. 9 pick in the NBA draft, his role at the next level and more.

Stanley Johnson, Pistons

Play Podcast Pistons F Stanley Johnson gives his takes on being selected by Detroit with the No. 8 pick in the NBA draft, his expectations for the next level and more.

Emmanuel Mudiay, Nuggets

Play Podcast Nuggets G Emmanuel Mudiay talks about being selected by Denver with the No. 7 pick in the NBA draft, his experience in China and more.

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 (NBA) 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 also be the third consecutive number one pick on the Timberwolves roster, joining Andrew Wiggins (2014) and Anthony Bennett (2013) - who were traded to Minnesota for forward Kevin Love. This draft also 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 (Karl-Anthony Towns), the highest number of Kentucky Wildcats selected in the draft lottery (four with Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, and Devin Booker), which tied the North Carolina Tar Heels in 2005 for most players selected in the lottery by one school; the tied record for most Kentucky players selected in the draft (six with Towns, Cauley-Stein, Lyles, Booker, Andrew Harrison, and Dakari Johnson), the second Latvian to have been drafted in the first round (Kristaps Porziņģis), the first former high school player to have skipped college to play in China that was selected in the draft (Emmanuel Mudiay), and the first Indian to have been selected in the NBA (Satnam Singh Bhamara), who was also the first player since 2005 to have been drafted directly from high school (albeit as a postgraduate).

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.

Draft selections[edit]

Rnd.PickPlayerPos.Nationality[n 1]TeamSchool / club team
11Towns, Karl-AnthonyKarl-Anthony Towns+~C Dominican Republic[n 2]Minnesota TimberwolvesKentucky(Fr.)
12Russell, D'AngeloD'Angelo RussellPG United StatesLos Angeles LakersOhio State(Fr.)
13Okafor, JahlilJahlil OkaforC United StatesPhiladelphia 76ersDuke(Fr.)
14Porziņģis, KristapsKristaps Porziņģis+PF/C LatviaNew York KnicksBaloncesto Sevilla (Spain)
15Hezonja, MarioMario HezonjaSG/SF CroatiaOrlando MagicFC Barcelona (Spain)
16Cauley-Stein, WillieWillie Cauley-SteinC United StatesSacramento KingsKentucky(Jr.)
17Mudiay, EmmanuelEmmanuel MudiayPG DR Congo[n 3]Denver NuggetsGuangdong Southern Tigers (China)
18Johnson, StanleyStanley JohnsonSF United StatesDetroit PistonsArizona(Fr.)
19Kaminsky, FrankFrank KaminskyC United StatesCharlotte HornetsWisconsin(Sr.)
110Winslow, JustiseJustise WinslowSF United StatesMiami HeatDuke(Fr.)
111Turner, MylesMyles TurnerC United StatesIndiana PacersTexas(Fr.)
112Lyles, TreyTrey LylesPF CanadaUtah JazzKentucky(Fr.)
113Booker, DevinDevin BookerSG United StatesPhoenix SunsKentucky(Fr.)
114Payne, CameronCameron PaynePG United StatesOklahoma City ThunderMurray State(So.)
115Oubre Jr., KellyKelly Oubre Jr.SG United StatesAtlanta Hawks(from Brooklyn,[A]traded to Washington)[a]Kansas(Fr.)
116Rozier, TerryTerry RozierPG United StatesBoston CelticsLouisville(So.)
117Vaughn, RashadRashad VaughnSG United StatesMilwaukee BucksUNLV(Fr.)
118Dekker, SamSam DekkerSF United StatesHouston Rockets(from New Orleans)[B]Wisconsin(Jr.)
119Grant, JerianJerian GrantPG United StatesWashington Wizards(traded to New York via Atlanta)[a][b]Notre Dame(Sr.)
120Wright, DelonDelon WrightPG United StatesToronto RaptorsUtah(Sr.)
121Anderson, JustinJustin AndersonSF United StatesDallas MavericksVirginia(Jr.)
122Portis, BobbyBobby PortisPF United StatesChicago BullsArkansas(So.)
123Hollis-Jefferson, RondaeRondae Hollis-JeffersonSF United StatesPortland Trail Blazers(traded to Brooklyn)[c]Arizona(So.)
124Jones, TyusTyus JonesPG United StatesCleveland Cavaliers(traded to Minnesota)[d]Duke(Fr.)
125Martin, JarellJarell MartinPF United StatesMemphis GrizzliesLSU(So.)
126Milutinov, NikolaNikola Milutinov#C SerbiaSan Antonio SpursPartizan Belgrade (Serbia)
127Nance Jr., LarryLarry Nance Jr.PF United StatesLos Angeles Lakers(from Houston)[C]Wyoming(Sr.)
128Hunter, R. J.R. J. HunterSG United StatesBoston Celtics(from L.A. Clippers)[D]Georgia State(Jr.)
129McCullough, ChrisChris McCulloughPF United StatesBrooklyn Nets(from Atlanta)[A]Syracuse(Fr.)
130Looney, KevonKevon LooneyPF United StatesGolden State WarriorsUCLA(Fr.)
231Osman, CediCedi OsmanSG/SF Turkey[n 4]Minnesota Timberwolves(traded to Cleveland)[d]Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
232Harrell, MontrezlMontrezl HarrellPF United StatesHouston Rockets(from New York)[E]Louisville(Jr.)
233Mickey, JordanJordan MickeyPF United StatesBoston Celtics(from Philadelphia via Miami)[F]LSU(So.)
234Brown, AnthonyAnthony BrownSF United StatesLos Angeles LakersStanford(Sr.)
235Hernangómez, WillyWilly HernangómezC SpainPhiladelphia 76ers(from Orlando,[G]traded to New York)[e]Baloncesto Sevilla (Spain)
236Christmas, RakeemRakeem ChristmasPF/C United StatesMinnesota Timberwolves(from Sacramento via Houston,[H][I]traded to Cleveland)[d]Syracuse(Sr.)
237Holmes, RichaunRichaun HolmesSF/PF United StatesPhiladelphia 76ers(from Denver via Houston, Portland and Minnesota)[J]Bowling Green(Sr.)
238Hilliard, DarrunDarrun HilliardSG United StatesDetroit PistonsVillanova(Sr.)
239Vaulet, Juan PabloJuan Pablo Vaulet#SF ArgentinaCharlotte Hornets(traded to Brooklyn)[f]Estudiantes de Bahía (Argentina)
240Richardson, JoshJosh RichardsonSG United StatesMiami HeatTennessee(Sr.)
241Connaughton, PatPat ConnaughtonSF United StatesBrooklyn Nets[K](traded to Portland)[c]Notre Dame(Sr.)
242Hanlan, OlivierOlivier Hanlan#PG CanadaUtah JazzBoston College(Jr.)
243Young, JosephJoseph YoungPG United StatesIndiana PacersOregon(Sr.)
244Harrison, AndrewAndrew HarrisonPG United StatesPhoenix Suns(traded to Memphis)[g]Kentucky(So.)
245Thornton, MarcusMarcus Thornton#PG United StatesBoston CelticsWilliam & Mary(Sr.)
246Powell, NormanNorman PowellSG United StatesMilwaukee Bucks(traded to Toronto)[h]UCLA(Sr.)
247Gudaitis, ArtūrasArtūras Gudaitis#C LithuaniaPhiladelphia 76ers(from New Orleans via Washington and L.A. Clippers)[L]Žalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
248Johnson, DakariDakari JohnsonC United StatesOklahoma City ThunderKentucky(So.)
249White, AaronAaron White#PF United StatesWashington WizardsIowa(Sr.)
250Eriksson, MarcusMarcus Eriksson#SG SwedenAtlanta Hawks(from Toronto)[M]FC Barcelona (Spain)
251Harvey, TylerTyler Harvey#PG United StatesOrlando Magic(from Chicago)248Eastern Washington(Jr.)
252Bhamara, Satnam SinghSatnam Singh Bhamara#C IndiaDallas MavericksIMG Academy(Bradenton, Florida; HSPg.)
253Pointer, Sir'DominicSir'Dominic Pointer#SF United StatesCleveland Cavaliers(from Portland via Chicago and Denver)[O]St. John's(Sr.)
254Díez, DaniDani Díez#SF SpainUtah Jazz(from Cleveland,[P]traded to Portland)[i]Gipuzkoa Basket (Spain)
255Lalanne, CadyCady Lalanne#PF HaitiSan Antonio SpursMassachusetts(Sr.)
256Dawson, BrandenBranden DawsonSF United StatesNew Orleans Pelicans(from Memphis[Q], traded to L.A. Clippers)[j]Michigan State(Sr.)
257Radičević, NikolaNikola Radičević#PG SerbiaDenver Nuggets(from L.A. Clippers)[R]Baloncesto Sevilla (Spain)
258Tokoto, J. P.J. P. Tokoto#SG/SF United StatesPhiladelphia 76ers(from Houston)[I]North Carolina(Jr.)
259Agravanis, DimitriosDimitrios Agravanis#PF GreeceAtlanta HawksOlympiacos (Greece)
260Mitrović, LukaLuka Mitrović#PF SerbiaPhiladelphia 76ers(from Golden State via Indiana)[S]Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)

Notable undrafted players[edit]

Further information: List of National Basketball Association undrafted players

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.