It's already been a busy day in regards to the NBA Draft, especially for the team that has the No. 1 pick.
The Washington Wizards, who are expected to select Kentucky point guard John Wall with the first selection when the NBA Draft gets underway (7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden), reportedly have made a trade. According to ESPN, the Wizards sent something -- cash or other considerations -- to the Chicago Bulls for point guard Kirk Hinrich and the No. 17 overall pick.
Where the draft goes from there? Who knows for sure, though the Philadelphia 76ers are expected to select Evan Turner out of Ohio State. SB Nation's crew of NBA bloggers predicted as much in our 2010 NBA Mock Draft, unveiled this morning.
Other SB Nation items you'll want to be aware of as we count down to the first pick:
- SB Nation and AOL Fanhouse combined powers for a pre-draft chat; you can click here for the transcript.
- Things get truly interesting with that third pick, right? And again with the fourth. The general managers for New Jersey and Minnesota might be trying to figure out which player to choose between Derrick Favors and DeMarcus Cousins. It's not a clear-cut call, as Mike Prada detailed today.
- Matt O'Brien, who will be manning the live draft updates here this evening, broke down who's great (and who ain't) using a complex formula of his own design; he's smart enough to pull that off. So click accordingly for his breakdowns of small forwards, guards and power forwards and centers.
And finally, here's tonight's draft order -- at least until the next trade comes down.
3. New Jersey
6. Golden State
8. L.A. Clippers
9. Utah (From New York through Phoenix)
11. New Orleans
15. Milwaukee (from Chicago)
16. Minnesota (from Denver through Charlotte)
17. Chicago (from Milwaukee) [NOTE: This is the pick that reportedly was dealt to the Wizards]
18. Oklahoma (from Miami)
20. San Antonio
21. Oklahoma City
23. Minnesota (from Philadelphia through Utah)
25. Memphis (from Denver)
26. Oklahoma City (from Phoenix)
27. New Jersey (from Dallas)
28. Memphis (from L.A. Lakers)
30. Washington (from Cleveland)
31. New Jersey
32. Miami (from Minnesota through Oklahoma City)
34. Portland (from Chicago through Golden State)
37. Milwaukee (from Philadelphia)
38. New York
39. New York (from L.A. Clippers through Denver)
41. Miami (from New Orleans)
42. Miami (from Toronto)
43. L.A. Lakers (from Memphis)
44. Milwaukee (from Portland through Golden State)
45. Minnesota (from Houston)
49. San Antonio
50. Dallas (from Oklahoma City)
51. Oklahoma City (from Dallas and Minnesota through Portland)
54. L.A. Clippers (from Denver)
56. Minnesota (from Phoenix)
57. Dallas (pick may be conveyed to Indiana)
58. L.A. Lakers
60. Phoenix (from Cleveland)