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|2013 NBA draft|
|Date(s)||June 27, 2013|
|Time||7:30 pm (EDT)|
Brooklyn, New York
|First selection||Anthony Bennett, Cleveland Cavaliers|
|2013 NBA draft|
|Date(s)||June 27, 2013|
|Time||7:30 pm (EDT)|
Brooklyn, New York
|First selection||Anthony Bennett, Cleveland Cavaliers|
The 2013 NBA draft was held on June 27, 2013, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The lottery took place on May 21, 2013. This was the first draft for New Orleans under their new Pelicans name after playing as the New Orleans Hornets previously. It would also be the last draft for the Charlotte Bobcats under their old name, as they will go back to playing under their old Hornets moniker that they last used in 2002 once the 2013–14 NBA season is over.
Highlights of the draft included the first Canadian number one selection (Anthony Bennett), the first Canadian pair of lottery picks (Bennett and Kelly Olynyk), the first Iranian draft choice (Arsalan Kazemi), and the last first round draft selections announced by then-NBA commissioner David Stern, the very last of which included a visit by Hakeem Olajuwon, Stern's first pick he ever announced back in 1984. He was replaced by current commissioner Adam Silver beginning with the 2014 NBA draft.
The draft is conducted under the eligibility rules established in the league's new 2011 collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with its players union. The CBA that ended the 2011 lockout instituted no immediate changes to the draft, but called for a committee of owners and players to discuss future changes. As of 2012, the basic eligibility rules for the draft are listed below.
The basic requirement for automatic eligibility for a U.S. player is the completion of his college eligibility. Players who meet the CBA definition of "international players" are automatically eligible if their 22nd birthday falls during or before the calendar year of the draft (i.e., born on or before December 31, 1991). U.S. players who were at least one year removed from their high school graduation and have played minor-league basketball with a team outside the NBA are also automatically eligible.
A player who is not automatically eligible must declare his eligibility for the draft by notifying the NBA offices in writing no later than 60 days before the draft. For the 2013 draft, this date fell on April 28. Under NCAA rules, players will only have until April 16 to withdraw from the draft and maintain their college eligibility.
A player who has hired an agent will forfeit his remaining college eligibility, regardless of whether he is drafted. Also, while the CBA allows a player to withdraw from the draft twice, the NCAA mandates that a player who has declared twice loses his college eligibility.
Nineteen players who did not attend college in the US or Canada between the ages of 18 and 22 declared for the draft.
This list is intended to include only players who qualify for automatic eligibility despite not meeting the standard criteria—reaching age 22 during the calendar year of the draft for players who qualify as "international" under the CBA, or being four years removed from the graduation of their high school class if they do not qualify as "international".
The signing of a contract with a professional basketball team in a league other than the NBA, combined with rendering services under that contract, may trigger automatic eligibility. The criterion for eligibility differs slightly depending on whether or not the player is "international":
Citizenship is not a criterion for determining whether a player is "international" under the CBA. For a player to be "international" under the CBA, he must meet all of the following criteria:
These players would also be eligible for selection in the 2013 NBA draft:
The first 14 picks in the draft belong to teams that miss the playoffs; the order was determined through a lottery. The lottery determined the three teams that will obtain the first three picks on the draft. The remaining first-round picks and the second-round picks were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win-loss record in the previous season.
Below were the chances for each team to get specific picks in the 2013 draft lottery, rounded to three decimal places.
|^||Denotes the actual lottery results|
|New Orleans Pelicans||27–55||88||.088||.097||.107||—||.262||.360^||.161||.012||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Portland Trail Blazers||33–49||11||.011||.013||.016||—||—||—||—||—||—||.870^||.089||.002||.000||—|
The NBA annually invites around 10–15 players to sit in the so-called "green room", a special room set aside at the draft site for the invited players plus their families and agents. The following 13 players were invited (listed alphabetically) to the 2013 NBA draft.
|PG||Point guard||SG||Shooting guard||SF||Small forward||PF||Power forward||C||Center|
|^||Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|*||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team|
|+||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game|
|x||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team|
|#||Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs|
|Round||Pick||Player||Position||Nationality[n 1]||Team||School/club team|
|1||1||Bennett, AnthonyAnthony Bennett||PF/SF||Canada||Cleveland Cavaliers||UNLV (Fr.)|
|1||2||Oladipo, VictorVictor Oladipo||SG/PG||United States||Orlando Magic||Indiana (Jr.)|
|1||3||Porter, OttoOtto Porter||SF||United States||Washington Wizards||Georgetown (So.)|
|1||4||Zeller, CodyCody Zeller||PF/C||United States||Charlotte Bobcats||Indiana (So.)|
|1||5||Len, AlexAlex Len||C||Ukraine||Phoenix Suns||Maryland (So.)|
|1||6||Noel, NerlensNerlens Noel||C||United States||New Orleans Pelicans (traded to Philadelphia)[A]||Kentucky (Fr.)|
|1||7||McLemore, BenBen McLemore||SG||United States||Sacramento Kings||Kansas (Fr.)|
|1||8||Caldwell-Pope, KentaviousKentavious Caldwell-Pope||SG||United States||Detroit Pistons||Georgia (So.)|
|1||9||Burke, TreyTrey Burke||PG||United States||Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Utah)[B]||Michigan (So.)|
|1||10||McCollum, C.J.C.J. McCollum||PG/SG||United States||Portland Trail Blazers||Lehigh (Sr.)|
|1||11||Carter-Williams, MichaelMichael Carter-Williams||PG/SG||United States||Philadelphia 76ers||Syracuse (So.)|
|1||12||Adams, StevenSteven Adams||C||New Zealand||Oklahoma City Thunder (from Toronto via Houston)[a]||Pittsburgh (Fr.)|
|1||13||Olynyk, KellyKelly Olynyk||C||Canada||Dallas Mavericks (traded to Boston)[C]||Gonzaga (Jr.)|
|1||14||Muhammad, ShabazzShabazz Muhammad||SG/SF||United States||Utah Jazz (traded to Minnesota)[B]||UCLA (Fr.)|
|1||15||Antetokounmpo, GiannisGiannis Antetokounmpo||SG/SF||Greece||Milwaukee Bucks||Filathlitikos (Greece)|
|1||16||Nogueira, LucasLucas Nogueira||C||Brazil||Boston Celtics (traded to Atlanta via Dallas)[C][D]||Estudiantes (Spain)|
|1||17||Schröder, DennisDennis Schröder||PG||Germany||Atlanta Hawks||Phantoms Braunschweig (Germany)|
|1||18||Larkin, ShaneShane Larkin||PG||United States||Atlanta Hawks (from Houston via Brooklyn,[b] traded to Dallas)[D]||Miami (FL) (So.)|
|1||19||Karasev, SergeySergey Karasev||SG/SF||Russia||Cleveland Cavaliers (from LA Lakers)[c]||Triumph Lyubertsy (Russia)|
|1||20||Snell, TonyTony Snell||SF||United States||Chicago Bulls||New Mexico (Jr.)|
|1||21||Dieng, GorguiGorgui Dieng||C||Senegal||Utah Jazz (from Golden State via Brooklyn,[d] traded to Minnesota)[B]||Louisville (Jr.)|
|1||22||Plumlee, MasonMason Plumlee||C||United States||Brooklyn Nets||Duke (Sr.)|
|1||23||Hill, SolomonSolomon Hill||SF||United States||Indiana Pacers||Arizona (Sr.)|
|1||24||Hardaway, Jr., TimTim Hardaway, Jr.||SG||United States||New York Knicks||Michigan (Jr.)|
|1||25||Bullock, ReggieReggie Bullock||SF||United States||Los Angeles Clippers||North Carolina (Jr.)|
|1||26||Roberson, AndréAndré Roberson||SG/SF||United States||Minnesota Timberwolves (from Memphis via Houston,[e] traded to Oklahoma City via Golden State)[E]||Colorado (Jr.)|
|1||27||Gobert, RudyRudy Gobert||C||France||Denver Nuggets (traded to Utah)[F]||Cholet Basket (France)|
|1||28||Jean-Charles, LivioLivio Jean-Charles#||SF||France||San Antonio Spurs||ASVEL Basket (France)|
|1||29||Goodwin, ArchieArchie Goodwin||SG||United States||Oklahoma City Thunder (traded to Phoenix via Golden State) [E][G]||Kentucky (Fr.)|
|1||30||Nedović, NemanjaNemanja Nedović||PG||Serbia||Phoenix Suns (from Miami via Cleveland and LA Lakers,[c][f] traded to Golden State)[G]||Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (Lithuania)|
|2||31||Crabbe, AllenAllen Crabbe||SG||United States||Cleveland Cavaliers (from Orlando,[g] traded to Portland)[H]||California (Jr.)|
|2||32||Abrines, ÀlexÀlex Abrines#||SG/SF||Spain||Oklahoma City Thunder (from Charlotte via Oklahoma City, Boston and Houston)[a]||FC Barcelona (Spain)|
|2||33||Felix, CarrickCarrick Felix||SG||United States||Cleveland Cavaliers||Arizona State (Sr.)|
|2||34||Canaan, IsaiahIsaiah Canaan||PG||United States||Houston Rockets (from Phoenix)[h]||Murray State (Sr.)|
|2||35||Rice, Jr., GlenGlen Rice, Jr.||SG||United States||Philadelphia 76ers (from New Orleans,[i] traded to Washington)[I]||Rio Grande Valley Vipers (NBDL)|
|2||36||McCallum, Jr., RayRay McCallum, Jr.||PG||United States||Sacramento Kings||Detroit (Jr.)|
|2||37||Mitchell, TonyTony Mitchell||PF||United States||Detroit Pistons||North Texas (So.)|
|2||38||Wolters, NateNate Wolters||PG||United States||Washington Wizards (traded to Milwaukee via Philadelphia)[I][J]||South Dakota State (Sr.)|
|2||39||Withey, JeffJeff Withey||C||United States||Portland Trail Blazers (from Minnesota via Cleveland and Boston)[j]||Kansas (Sr.)|
|2||40||Jerrett, GrantGrant Jerrett||PF||United States||Portland Trail Blazers (traded to Oklahoma City)[K]||Arizona (Fr.)|
|2||41||Franklin, JamaalJamaal Franklin||SG||United States||Memphis Grizzlies (from Toronto via Dallas and Toronto)[k]||San Diego State (Jr.)|
|2||42||Jackson, PierrePierre Jackson#||PG||United States||Philadelphia 76ers (traded to New Orleans)[A]||Baylor (Sr.)|
|2||43||Ledo, RickyRicky Ledo||SG||United States||Milwaukee Bucks (traded to Dallas via Philadelphia)[J][L]||Providence (Fr.)|
|2||44||Muscala, MikeMike Muscala||C||United States||Dallas Mavericks (traded to Atlanta)[D]||Bucknell (Sr.)|
|2||45||Todorović, MarkoMarko Todorović#||PF/C||Montenegro||Portland Trail Blazers (from Boston)[j]||FC Barcelona (Spain)|
|2||46||Green, ErickErick Green||PG||United States||Utah Jazz (traded to Denver)[F]||Virginia Tech (Sr.)|
|2||47||Neto, RaulzinhoRaulzinho Neto#||PG||Brazil||Atlanta Hawks||Lagun Aro GBC (Spain)|
|2||48||Kelly, RyanRyan Kelly||PF||United States||Los Angeles Lakers||Duke (Sr.)|
|2||49||Murphy, ErikErik Murphy||PF||Finland [n 2]||Chicago Bulls||Florida (Sr.)|
|2||50||Ennis, JamesJames Ennis||SF||United States||Atlanta Hawks (traded to Miami)[M]||Long Beach State (Sr.)|
|2||51||Osby, RomeroRomero Osby#||PF||United States||Orlando Magic (from Denver)[l]||Oklahoma (Sr.)|
|2||52||Brown, LorenzoLorenzo Brown||PG||United States||Minnesota Timberwolves (from Brooklyn via Minnesota and New Orleans)[m]||NC State (Jr.)|
|2||53||Iverson, ColtonColton Iverson#||C||United States||Indiana Pacers (traded to Boston)[N]||Colorado State (Sr.)|
|2||54||Kazemi, ArsalanArsalan Kazemi#||PF||Iran||Washington Wizards (from New York,[n] traded to Philadelphia)[I]||Oregon (Sr.)|
|2||55||Lauvergne, JoffreyJoffrey Lauvergne#||C||France||Memphis Grizzlies (traded to Denver)[O]||Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)|
|2||56||Siva, PeytonPeyton Siva||PG||United States||Detroit Pistons (from Los Angeles Clippers)[o]||Louisville (Sr.)|
|2||57||Oriakhi, AlexAlex Oriakhi#||C||United States||Phoenix Suns (from Denver via LA Lakers)[f]||Missouri (Sr.)|
|2||58||Thomas, DeshaunDeshaun Thomas#||SF||United States||San Antonio Spurs||Ohio State (Jr.)|
|2||59||Dubljević, BojanBojan Dubljević#||PF||Montenegro||Minnesota Timberwolves (from Oklahoma City)[p]||Valencia Basket (Spain)|
|2||60||Timma, JānisJānis Timma#||SF||Latvia||Memphis Grizzlies (from Miami)[q]||BK Ventspils (Latvia)|
These players were not selected in the 2013 NBA draft but have played at least one game in the NBA.
|Babb, ChrisChris Babb||SG||United States||Iowa State (Sr.)|
|Blue, VanderVander Blue||SG||United States||Marquette (Jr.)|
|Cherry, WillWill Cherry||PG||United States||Montana (Sr.)|
|Clark, IanIan Clark||SG||United States||Belmont (Sr.)|
|Covington, RobertRobert Covington||F||United States||Tennessee State (Sr.)|
|Curry, SethSeth Curry||PG||United States||Duke (Sr.)|
|Daniels, TroyTroy Daniels||SG||United States||VCU (Sr.)|
|Davies, BrandonBrandon Davies||PF||United States||BYU (Sr.)|
|Dedmon, DewayneDewayne Dedmon||C||United States||USC (Jr.)|
|Dellavedova, MatthewMatthew Dellavedova||PG||Australia||Saint Mary's (Sr.)|
|Drew II, LarryLarry Drew II||PG||United States||UCLA (Sr.)|
|Harris, EliasElias Harris||F||Germany||Gonzaga (Sr.)|
|Pressey, PhilPhil Pressey||PG||United States||Missouri (Jr.)|
|Southerland, JamesJames Southerland||SF||United States||Syracuse (Sr.)|
|Stephens, D. J.D. J. Stephens||SF/SG||United States||Memphis (Sr.)|
|Thomas, AdonisAdonis Thomas||SF/SG||United States||Memphis (Soph.)|
Prior to the day of the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of draft picks between the teams.
The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft.