NBA draft 2021 summary: picks per round, results, trades and players

Jennifer Bubel

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2021 NBA Draft as it happened

NBA Top 10 Draft Summary

First 3 picks went as expected. Then the Toronto Raptors surprised us a bit by not going with Jalen Suggs, who had to wait until the fifth pick to be drafted. We saw a few international players go in the top 10 as well, with Australian Josh Giddey, Jonathan Kuminga from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Franz Wagner from Germany.

Here are the picks for the top 10

1 - Cade Cunningham to the Detroit Pistons

2 - Jalen Green to the Houston Rockets

3 - Evan Mobley to the Cleveland Cavaliers

4 - Scottie Barnes to Toronto Raptors

5 - Jalen Suggs to Orlando Magic

6 - Josh Giddey to Oklahoma City Thunder

7 - Jonathan Kuminga to Golden State Warriors

8 - Franz Wagner to Orlando Magic

9 - Davion Mitchell to Sacramento Kings

10 - Ziare Williams to the New Orleans Pelicans - traded to the Memphis Grizzlies

Number one overall pick Cade Cunningham to join the Detroit Pistons!

I was in shock,  l really made it. I’m here.

Evan Mobley, No.3 Overall pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA Top 10 Draft Summary

First 3 picks went as expected. Then the Toronto Raptors surprised us a bit by not going with Jalen Suggs, who had to wait until the fifth pick to be drafted. We saw a few international players go in the top 10 as well, with Australian Josh Giddey, Jonathan Kuminga from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Franz Wagner from Germany.

Here are the picks for the top 10

1 - Cade Cunningham to the Detroit Pistons

2 - Jalen Green to the Houston Rockets

3 - Evan Mobley to the Cleveland Cavaliers

4 - Scottie Barnes to Toronto Raptors

5 - Jalen Suggs to Orlando Magic

6 - Josh Giddey to Oklahoma City Thunder

7 - Jonathan Kuminga to Golden State Warriors

8 - Franz Wagner to Orlando Magic

9 - Davion Mitchell to Sacramento Kings

10 - Ziare Williams to the New Orleans Pelicans - traded to the Memphis Grizzlies

That's it for the 2021 NBA draft. Thanks for tuning in to our live feed!

Indiana Pacers select the final pick, Georgios Kalaitzakis from Greece!

Reported trade: Knicks trade draft rights to Keon Johnson to the LA Clippers for the draft rights to Quentin Grimes

Nets select Raiquan Gray from Florida State!

Knicks select Jericho Sims!

Oklahoma State Point Guard Rondel Walker talks about what it was like to see his friend and teammate get the first overall pick in the NBA draft.

Knicks on the clock

Hornets select Balsa Koprivica!

Traded to Detroit Pistons

Hornets select Scottie Lewis!

Charlotte Hornets on the clock

Oklahoma City Thunder selects Aaron Wiggins of Maryland!

Indiana Pacers select Sandro Mamukelashvili!

Traded to Bucks

Sixers select Charles Bassey of Western Kentucky!

Congrats Luka Garza!

76ers on the clock

Detroit selects Luka Garza from Iowa!

Detroit Pistons on the clock

Memphis Grizzlies select Brandon Boston JR!

Traded to Pelicans

Sixers draft Filip Petrusev from Serbia!

Golden State Warriors number 14 overall pick Moses Moody wants to be a positive role model for children.

Sixers on the clock

Nets select Marcus Zegarowski!

 

Nets on the clock

Welcome to Atlanta, Sharife!

Atlanta Hawks select Auburn's Sharife Cooper!

Atlanta Hawks on the clock

Toronto Raptors choose David Johnson from Louisville!

Welcome to Boston, Juhann!

Raptors select Dalano Banton from Nebraska!

Celtics select Juhann Begarin from Paris France!

Boston Celtics on the clock

Nets select Kessler Edwards!

Brooklyn Nets on the clock

New Orleans Pelicans select Greg Brown III!

Traded to Portland Blazers

Pistons select Isaiah Livers!

San Antonio Spurs select Joe Wisekamp!

New Orleans Pelicans select Jared Butler!

Traded to Jazz (via Grizzlies)

 

Pelicans on the clock

Sacramento selects Neemias Queta!

Congrats to Ayo Dosunmu, going to the Chicago Bulls!

Sacramento on the clock

Chicago Bulls pick Ayo Dosunmu!

Pistons select JT Thor!

Detroit Pistons on the clock

Oklahoma City Thunder selects Miles McBride!

Traded to the Knicks

The New Orleans Pelicans select Herbert Jones!

OKC selects Rokas Jokubatis!

Sweet moment with Primo and his family after being drafted (rather unexpectedly) by the San Antonio Spurs

Oklahoma City Thunder on the clock

We can see where Cameron Thomas gets his style!

Orlando Magic select Jason Preston

Traded to LA Clippers

New York Knicks select Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Traded to OKC Thunder

New York Knicks on the clock

Milwaukee Bucks select Isaiah Todd as number 31 in the first pick of the second round NBA draft!

Traded to Wizards (via Pacers)

Spanish talent Santi Aldama, who was the last overall pick in the first round of the NBA draft, is currently in Tokyo representing Spain in the 2020 Olympic Games

That concludes the first round of the NBA draft! Stay tuned for round two!

Utah Jazz drafts Santi Aldama from Las Palmas, Spain!

Traded to Memphis

Utah Jazz on the clock

Phoenix Suns select Day'ron Sharpe!

Traded to Nets

I think he's as excited as the Rockets must be with their draft selections.

Sixers select Jaden Springer from the University of Tennesee!

Second to go from UT.

Philadelphia 76ers on the clock

Nets select Cam Thomas from LSU!

Cleveland is pleased with their pick and you can't blame them!

Brooklyn Nets on the clock

Denver Nuggets draft Nah'shon "Bones" Hyland!

Denver Nuggets on the clock

LA Clippers choose Quentin Grimes!

Traded to Knicks

NBA DRAFT 2021

Who is Usman Garuba, the 2021 NBA Draft's 23rd pick?

We profile 19-year-old Real Madrid and Spain power forward Usman Garuba, who has been chosen by the Houston Rockets as the 23rd pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

Full story here

LA Clippers on the clock

Houston Rockets select Josh Christopher from Arizona State University!

 

Greatness out of Madrid, Spain!

Houston Rockets on the clock again

Houston Rockets choose Usman Garuba from Madrid, Spain!

Rockets on the clock

LA chooses Isaiah Jackson!

Traded to Pacers (via Wizards)

Very important questions for NBA draftees.

Los Angeles Lakers on the clock with pick 21 in the first round of the NBA draft

Knicks pick Keon Johnson from the University of Tennessee!

48-inch vertical leap! We can expect to see him play hard and jump high, but also defend hard.

Knicks on the clock!

Vision, pass ability, defensive versatility.

Atlanta Hawks quickly pick Jalen Johnson, forward from Duke University!

Bold fashion. Bold jumps.

Knicks select Kai Jones!

Traded to Charlotte Hornets

New York Knicks on the clock

OKC selects Tre Mann!

 

OKC on the clock!

Memphis Grizzlies select Trey Murphy III!

Traded to New Orleans Pelicans

Memphis Grizzlies on the clock

The Thunder selects Alperen Sengun from Turkey!

Traded to Houston Rockets

Rest in Peace, Terrence.

OKC Thunder on the clock

Wizards select Corey Kispert!

Second Gonzaga player to go in the draft so far. One of the best shooters we've seen in this draft.

Lottery picks done! But we can still expect some big players.

NBA honors Terrence Clarke, who tragically died at age 19

Clarke should have been at the draft tonight. He was a guard for the Kentucky Wildcats. He passed away in a car accident at the young age of 19. His mother, sister, and brother attended the draft as the NBA set up a foundation in his name.

Washington Wizards on the clock

Golden State selects Moses Moody of Arkansas!

Tall, versatile, and a good fit for Golden State's offense.

 

Congrats, Chris Duarte!

Golden State Warriors are on the clock

Indiana Pacers select Chris Duarte of the University of Oregon!

Just after the youngest pick is chosen by the Spurs (Primo, 18) - the Pacers choose the oldest (24).

Indiana Pacers on the clock

San Antonio Spurs choose Joshua Primo!

This was unexpected. Primo is young, but versatile.

San Antonio Spurs on the clock

Swoosh!

Charlotte Hornets select James Bouknight!

A good choice since they'll need a good shooter to play well with LaMelo Ball.

Charlotte Hornets on the clock with potential to choose James Bouknight or Alperen Sengun

New Orleans Pelicans selects Ziaire Williams!

Traded to Grizzlies

Congrats Davion Mitchell!

New Orleans Pelicans on the clock now!

Sacramento Kings select Baylor Guard Davion Mitchell!

An excellent choice with the King's worst defense in the NBA last season. Mitchell should help them out with his speed and ability to defend the pick-and-roll.

 

Sacramento Kings on the clock!

Orlando Magic selects German player Franz Wagner from University of Michigan!

 

Giddey up, Josh! Welcome to the South!

Orlando Magic is on the clock again!

Golden State Warriors select Jonathan Kuminga!

That makes two G League Ignite players in the top seven!

Congrats to Jalen Suggs! Support from all over!

Golden State Warriors on the clock!

Davion Mitchell or Jonathan Kuminga?

Oklahoma City Thunder picks Josh Giddey sixth overall!

A good pick for the Thunder. It's a little surprising, but it should be a good fit. He's a great passer and OKC could use more of that.

Congrats Scottie!

Oklahoma City on the clock!

The Orlando Magic select Jalen Suggs of Gonzaga with the fifth pick in the draft!

Breaking: Russel Westbrook to Lakers has been agreed upon

Lakers will give Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and their No. 22 pick in tonight's NBA draft. Wizards will give Lakers two future second-round picks.

Orlando Magic on the clock now!

They have Jalen Suggs and Jonathan Kuminga available to them and are in need of both SG and PF.

Expect great things from Evan Mobley. This kid has potential!

Toronto Raptors go with Scottie Barnes from Florida State!

First somewhat of a surprise in the draft as the top three went as expected.

Toronto could choose SG Jalen Suggs or SF Scottie Barnes - let's see what happens...

Toronto Raptors up next!

Third pick of the draft for the Cleveland Cavaliers goes to Evan Mobley of USC!

Congrats to Jalen Green on being the number two pick for the Houston Rockets!

Cleveland Cavaliers on the clock with third pick

Most believe they'll go with Evan Mobley, but they could choose point guard Davion Mitchell from Baylor, as they're in need of both a center and point guard.

Houston Rockets pick Jalen Green in the second pick in the draft!

Green from G League Ignite won't be disappointed to be in the top two!

Houston Rockets on the clock!

Will they pick Jalen Green?

Congrats to Cade Cunningham for going number one to the Detroit Pistons!

Pistons select Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham!

Not surprising - congrats, Cade!

Detroit Pistons are on the clock!

Expected to take Cade Cunningham of OK State

 

The future starts now

2021 class has been introduced! One more minute 'til draft time!

Draft Order

Here is the full list draft order for both rounds:

First round

1. Detroit Pistons

2. Houston Rockets

3. Cleveland Cavaliers

4. Toronto Raptors

5. Orlando Magic

6. Oklahoma City Thunder

7. Golden State Warriors (from Minnesota)

8. Orlando Magic (from Chicago)

9. Sacramento Kings

10. Memphis Grizzlies (from New Orleans)

11. Charlotte Hornets

12. San Antonio Spurs

13. Indiana Pacers

14. Golden State Warriors

15. Washington Wizards

16. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Boston)

17. New Orleans (from Memphis)

18. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Miami)

19. New York Knicks

20. Atlanta Hawks

21. New York Knicks (from Dallas)

22. Los Angeles Lakers

23. Houston Rockets (from Portland)

24. Houston Rockets (from Milwaukee)

25. Los Angeles Clippers

26. Denver Nuggets

27. Brooklyn Nets

28. Philadelphia 76ers

29. Brooklyn Nets (from Phoenix)

30. Utah Jazz

Second round

31. Milwaukee Bucks (from Houston)

32. New York Knicks (from Detroit)

33. Orland Magic

34. Oklahoma City Thunder

35. New Orleans Pelicans (from Cleveland)

36. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Minnesota)

37. Detroit Pistons (from Toronto)

38. Chicago Bulls (from New Orleans)

39. Sacramento Kings

40. Memphis Grizzlies (from New Orleans)

41. San Antonio Spurs

42. Detroit Pistons (from Charlotte)

43. New Orleans Pelicans (from Washington)

44. Brooklyn Nets (from Indiana)

45. Boston Celtics

46. Toronto Raptors (from Memphis)

47. Toronto Raptors (from Golden State)

48. Atlanta Hawks (from Miami)

49. Brooklyn Nets (from Atlanta)

50. Philadelphia 76ers (from New York)

51. New Orleans Jazz (from Memphis)

52. Detroit Pistons (from LA Lakers)

53. Philadelphia 76ers (from New Orleans)

54. Indiana Pacers (from Milwaukee)

55. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Denver)

56. Charlotte Hornets (from LA Clippers)

57. Charlotte Hornets (from Brooklyn)

58. New York Knicks (from Philadelphia)

59. Brooklyn Nets (from Phoenix)

60. Indiana Pacers (from Utah)

 

Two G-League players ready for the draft

The two G-League Ignite players Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga could be chosen in the top 10.

Chris Duarte and his son looking sharp in their matching suits

Trade talks: Sixers to trade forward Ben Simmons

It's been speculated that Simmons won't likely start the 2021 NBA season in Philadelphia. The asking price remains the same. Sixers are looking for serious talent.

Russel Westbrook to LA Lakers?

If the trade is completed, the Lakers will trade Washington for Kuzma, Caldwell-Pope, Harrell, and L.A.’s No. 22 overall pick.

Could be a risky trade as Russel Westbrook is a little older and a little expensive, plus not the best shooter. But it could help them become a much better transition team. Let's see!

Lookin' good, boys!

Australian playmaker Josh Giddey is the first Academy graduate to be in the NBA draft

Giddey is expected to be in the top 10 to be drafted. We hope to see more Academy graduates in the future too!

G and A

Spanish draft talent in Usman Garuba and Santi Aldama

Garuba is currently on international duty with Spain in Tokyo at the Olympic Games and the player joined the Real Madrid academy aged 11 after his Nigerian parents moved to the Spanish capital.

Born in Gran Canaria capital Las Palmas, the 20-year-old Aldama is  power forward and has impressed many at Loyola-Matyland college.

DRC's Kuminga set to be one of top picks

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002, Jonathan Kuminga is shaping up as one of the greatest talents of his generation. However, his case differs slightly to Jokic and Antetokounmpo, and to most of the youngsters profiled in this article. In 2016, the small forward decided to move to the US to continue his basketball career. After finishing high school and rejecting a host of college offers, he opted to play in the G League, the NBA’s development division.

Australian point guard Josh Giddey in demand

Adelaide 36ers sensation Josh Giddey is set to join the growing list of Australians in the league when the 2021 NBA Draft takes place on Thursday.

After reigning NBA Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball was taken by the Charlotte Hornets with the third pick of the 2020 Draft, a player from the NBL is projected to hear their name called early for the second consecutive year.

Giddey has emerged as a potential lottery pick and could be drafted anywhere between the seventh and 14th selections following his exploits for the 36ers.

Green, Mobley or Suggs for Houston

The second pick falls to the Houston Rockets, who, knowing Detroit are almost certain to take Cunnigham, will be mulling over Jalen Green, Evan Mobley and Jalen Suggs. Though it seems the most likely pick for the Rockets is Green, a G League Ignite prospect who stands out for his pace and strength, averaging 17.9 points percent and 36.5 percent success rate from the 3-point line.

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Pick order (first round) top 10

Detroit Pistons will have the first pick and are hotly tipped to select Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham. Averaging 40 percent from the 3-point line and 20.1 points per game, Cunnigham has been compared to Dallas Mavericks star Luka Donic, and it’s easy to see why.

After an exciting season that ended with the Milwaukee Bucks clinching the NBA Championship last week, the NBA Draft 2021 gets underway Thursday evening, 29 July at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It will be a welcome return to normal proceedings after last year's event was conducted virtually from ESPN's studios in Bristol, Connecticut during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

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NBA Draft 2021: pick order, rumours

The 2021 NBA Draft takes place at the Brooklyn Nets' Barclays Center on Thursday at 8pm EDT, with Cade Cunningham expected to be the first overall pick.

Hello and a very warm welcome to our live coverage of the 2021 NBA Draft which gets underway at 8pm (ET) from Brooklyn's Barclays Center (home to the Brooklyn Nets).

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