NBA Draft order 2018: Where will your favorite team be picking on draft night?
The order of the NBA Draft is pretty much set, with only the lottery left to decide how it will finish out
There are 14 NBA teams that didn't make the playoffs, and now all they have to look forward to is free agency and the NBA Draft. Hopes and dreams can be fulfilled on draft night if teams make the right selection, and the order makes all the difference.
This year's draft has some intrigue with college stars like Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III, and international sensation Luka Doncic seen as potential franchise changers. There's an expectation that this could be a deep draft as well with a large number of teams tanking for better position in the latter half of this season.
As of right now, the NBA Draft order for the first round is:
Los Angeles Clippers
Phoenix Suns (via Heat)
Atlanta Hawks (via Timberwolves)
Minnesota Timberwolves (via Thunder)
Chicago Bulls (via Pelicans)
Los Angeles Lakers (via Cavaliers)
Atlanta Hawks (via Houston Rockets)
Some notable teams in this year's draft include the Cavaliers and 76ers. Both are popular picks to advance in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Yet, they both have top 10 picks from previous trades. This gives them a lot of flexibility in the future to either move those picks and get better right now, or draft a player for the future. Check outto get an idea of what prospects teams might be considering right now in the first round.
The order for the second round is:
New York Knicks (via Bulls)
Philadelphia 76ers (via Nets)
Philadelphia 76ers (via Knicks)
Brooklyn Nets (via Lakers)
Orlando Magic (via Hornets)
Denver Nuggets (via Clippers)
Brooklyn Nets (via Bucks)
Houston Rickets (via Heat)
Los Angeles Lakers (via Nuggets)
San Antonio Spurs
New Orleans Pelicans
Oklahoma City Thunder
Dallas Mavericks (via Trail Blazers)
Charlotte Hornets (via Cavaliers)
Oklahoma City Thunder (via Celtics)
Denver Nuggets (via Warriors)
Phoenix Suns (via Raptors)
Philadelphia 76ers (via Rockets)
- The Raptors and Heat both have no draft pick.
- The 76ers have the most draft picks with six.
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