2015 NBA Draft A Success, Many Great Basketball Players Picked

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Jun 2015

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2015 Basketball Draft

The 2015 NBA basketball Draft has ended, as it took place on June 25th, with only two rounds set for teams to take their picks. It was an interesting draft this year, as a lot of teams decided to go with players that they wouldn’t have gone with before. Phil Jackson, on behalf of the Knicks, picked Kristaps Porzingis, which didn’t receive applause from fans, but instead got booed.

The first round of the draft went like this:

ROUND 1

No.

Team

Player

POS

1

Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns

C

2

Lakers

D’Angelo Russell

PG

3

76ers

Jahlil Okafor

C

4

Knicks

Kristaps Porzingis

PF

5

Magic

Mario Hezonja

SF

6

Kings

Willie Cauley-Stein

C

7

Nuggets

Emmanuel Mudiay

PG

8

Pistons

Stanley Johnson

SF

9

Hornets

Frank Kaminsky

C

10

Heat

Justise Winslow

SF

11

Pacers

Myles Turner

PF

12

Jazz

Trey Lyles

PF

13

Suns

Devin Booker

SG

14

Thunder

Cameron Payne

PG

15

Hawks

Keey Oubre

SF

16

Celtics

Terry Rozier

PG

17

Bucks

Rashad Vaughn

SG

18

Rockets

Sam Dekker

SF

19

Wizards

Jerian Grant

PG

20

Raptors

Delon Wright

PG

21

Mavericks

Juston Anderson

SF

22

Bulls

Bobby Portis

PF

23

Trail Blazers

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

SF

24

Cavaliers

Tyus Jones

PG

25

Grizzlies

Jarell Martin

PF

26

Spurs

Nikola Milutinov

C

27

Lakers

Larry Nanace Jr.

PF

28

Celtics

R.J. Hunter

SG

29

Nets

Chris McCullough

PF

30

Warriors

Kevon Looney

PF

It was no surprise that the Big Three were drafted first, leaving the rest of the teams to take their pick from the rest of the great players. Many of the NBA teams that participated got exactly what they needed and wanted, and should do a good job at training these future star players. For more in-depth information this year’s Draft, check it out at the official website.