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NBA Draft 2013: Nerlens Noel trade highlights wild night

It was a weird, memorable NBA Draft. First, the Cavaliers took Anthony Bennett No. 1. Then, Nerlens Noel was selected No. 6 and traded to the 76ers with a 2014 first-round pick for All-Star Jrue Holiday.

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Wyatt, Minnerath latest summer league invitees

Teams have continued signing players and offering summer league invites to the remaining undrafted free agents. Five prospects from SB Nation's top 15 undrafted list remain without an agreement, though.

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Nerlens Noel tops list of 2013 NBA Draft 'Losers'

Nerlens Noel was expected to go be selected with the top overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft. It didn't quite go as planned, however, as the talented big man slipped all the way to the Pelicans at No. 6 before theyworked out a deal to send him to Philadelphia for All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday. Ben Golliver of SB Nation and SI.com breaks down Noel's disappointing night.

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Leslie, Pressey highlight free agent signings

The day after the NBA Draft is one for finding out which undrafted players are playing for which summer league teams. The list of signing free agents and summer league invitees includes six of Scott Schroeder's top 15 undrafted free agents.

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Top 15 players not selected in NBA Draft

The 2013 NBA Draft came and went with quite a few solid players left on the board. We've decided to give our picks for the top 15 undrafted free agents available to anyone willing to give them a spot on their Summer League squad.

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The Sixers' swift rebuild

Philadelphia is going to fall off hard in 2013-14. But the team is set up for long-term success if new GM Sam Hinkie makes the right picks.

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NBA Draft grades for the Western Confernce

The 2013 NBA Draft grades are out and, for the most part, it sounds as though there were very few teams that made terrible picks on Thursday night. Only a few teams really did well, though.

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SB Nation's NBA Draft grades

Get caught up on everything that happened in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft with SB Nation's NBA Draft guide, presented by State Farm.

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NBA Draft results, pick by pick

Presenting the full list of all the selections and trades in the mysterious 2013 draft.

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Janis Timma is the final player drafted in 2013

Timma is a hard-nosed player who could fit in with the Grizzlies after being Mr. Irrelevant on Thursday night.

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Dubljevic goes to Wolves at No. 59

The Timberwolves selected Euro prospect Bojan Dubljevic at No. 59.

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Spurs take DeShaun Thomas at No. 58

One of the best scorers in college basketball went just three selections before the end of the 2013 NBA Draft, and we know the San Antonio Spurs know how to pick em.

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Suns add Alex Oriakhi at No. 57

Oriakhi joins fellow draftee Alex Len in the Phoenix deserts as the Suns begin to rebuild.

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Pistons draft Siva at No. 56

At No. 56, the Pistons drafted Peyton Siva, who helped lead Louisville to a national title.

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Nuggets take Joffrey Lauvergne at No. 55

The Denver Nuggets took Frenchman Joffrey Lauvergne with the No. 55 pick in the draft, and the athletic power forward will likely spend a little bit of time overseas before coming to the NBA.

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Arsalan Kazemi selected late by Wizards

Kazemi was one of the toughest guys in college basketball last season. He now joins John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter in Washington as the Wizards look to get back to the playoffs.

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C's nab Iverson at No. 53 after trade with Pacers

The Celtics added frontcourt depth by selecting Colton Iverson with the No. 53 pick they got from the Pacers.

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Doc Rivers fires back at Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons was a little testy on ESPN during the draft about the breakup of the Boston Celtics. Once former C's coach Doc Rivers got a chance, he fired back.

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T'Wolves pick Lorenzo Brown with No. 52 pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves went for a point guard in the NBA Draft, but this is a bit different: it was the No. 52 pick, and it was Lorenzo Brown from North Carolina State.

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Magic take Romero Osby with No. 51 pick

Osby, a senior, will bring size and toughness to the Magic as a late second round selection.

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Heat get Ennis in trade with Hawks at No. 50

The Hawks grabbed James Ennis out of Long Beach State with the No. 50 pick, then traded him to the Heat.

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Erik Murphy taken at No. 49 by the Bulls

The Chicago Bulls landed a gunner in the second round, 6'10 forward Erik Murphy from Florida, mainly known for his shooting capabilities.

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Lakers add Duke forward Ryan Kelly at No. 48

Kelly heads to Los Angeles where he could be a valuable shooting asset off the bench.

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ESPN calls Lakers 'old, hurt, unhappy'

In discussing Dwight Howard's future, ESPN put up an amazing graphic to discuss L.A.'s roster.

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Hawks take Neto at No. 47

The Hawks have selected another point guard, this time taking Raul Neto with the No. 47 pick.

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Jazz pick Erick Green at No. 46

The ACC Player of the Year dropped into the second round as expected, but Erick Green ended up being selected No. 46 overall by the Utah Jazz.

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Mavs take Muscala at No. 44

The Mavericks snagged Mike Muscala with the No. 44 pick in the draft. Muscala enjoyed a productive college career and will help Dallas down low.

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Mavericks take Ricky Ledo with No. 43 pick

The Dallas Mavericks waited a long time to make their first pick of the night, taking Ricky Ledo with the 13th pick in the second round even though he didn't play in college.

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Trail Blazers add Marko Todorovic at No. 45

Todorovic will need time overseas to develop, but he could be a solid option off the bench for Portland if he's able to continue developing physically.

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Pelicans take Pierre Jackson at No. 42

Jackson can score the basketball at will. His future in the NBA will be determined by whether or not he can dig in on the defensive end.

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Recapping a crazy draft night

So much for chalk in the opening round of the 2013 NBA Draft. The madness started right away with Anthony Bennett going No. 1 overall to everyone's surprise. The surprises kept coming at a fast and furious pace throughout the evening, but Ben Golliver of SB Nation and Sports Illustrated begins with commentary on the first five picks.

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Grizzlies take Franklin at No. 41

The Grizzlies drafted some much-needed wing help in the form of Jamaal Franklin with the No. 41 pick.

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Trail Blazers pick Grant Jerrett at No. 40

Grant Jerrett's decision to jump to the NBA after just one year didn't cost him the ability to be selected in the NBA Draft, as the Portland Trail Blazers took the McDonald's All-American with the tenth pick of the second round.

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David Stern trolls the NBA Draft for a final time

It was David Stern's last draft as NBA commissioner and he went out with typical Stern style.

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Trail Blazers add Jeff Withey at No. 39

Withey, the Big 12's all-time leading shot blocker, is headed to Portland.

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Nuggets trade starting center to Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies sent Darrell Arthur and the 55th pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft to the Denver Nuggets for Kosta Koufos.

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Sixers make trade and grab Wolters at No. 38

The 76ers made a trade with the Wizards in order to draft Nate Wolters out of South Dakota State.

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Pistons grab Tony Mitchell at No. 37

Tony Mitchell's body type, athleticism, and ability to make a difference for North Texas made him a potential first round pick, but Detroit was able to nab him at No. 37.

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Ray McCallum headed to Sacramento at No. 36

McCallum, a combo guard, joins a crowded backcourt in Sacramento along with Ben McLemore.

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Sixers take Rice Jr. at No. 35

The 76ers added Glen Rice Jr. to their draft haul with the No. 35 pick.

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Rockets grab Isaiah Canaan from Murray State

The Houston Rockets opted for a very talented scorer with their first selection in the NBA Draft, picking Isaiah Canaan with the fourth pick in the second round.

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Hakeem plays Stern off

The first pick David Stern ever announced was in the house for the commissioner's last one.

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Thunder select Abrines with No. 32 pick

The Thunder have selected talented Euro prospect Alex Abrines with the No. 32 pick of the draft.

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Cavaliers take Carrick Felix at No. 33

Felix, a senior, will bring toughness and defense to the rebuilding Cavaliers.

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Portland takes Allen Crabbe at No. 31

The first pick of the NBA Draft's second round was Allen Crabbe, a shooter many thought was a first-round talent.

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Nerlens Noel wants to make teams pay for passing

Nerlens Noel watched David Stern call five names ahead of him, and was traded after being selected sixth overall. The teams that passed on him? He intends to make them pay.

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This is the Warriors' first-round pick

Inspiring!

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Warriors take Nemanja Nedovic with No. 30 pick

The final draft pick announcement of David Stern's tenure as NBA commissioner is a 22-year-old point guard out of Serbia.

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The Warriors' shell game

Golden State, what are you doing?

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Suns trade up to No. 29 to draft Goodwin

The Suns moved up one pick to No. 29 to draft Archie Goodwin, a project player that could be a key contributor a few years down the road.

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French bros celebrate Livio Jean-Charles

The Spurs drafted another international player and then some French guys celebrated.

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Spurs pick Livio Jean-Charles at No. 28

The San Antonio Spurs took Livio Jean-Charles from France with the No. 28 pick, although he wasn't expected to be a first rounder. They'll probably stash him overseas, and as you might know, the Spurs have a good history with foreign draft picks they're able to stash overseas.

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Rudy Gobert headed to Jazz with No. 27 pick

Gobert will need time to develop, but he could become a presence in the paint for years to come in Utah.

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Thunder trade up to No. 26, draft Roberson

The Thunder did some wheeling and dealing, and they ended up with Andre Roberson with the No. 26 pick.

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Warriors involved in late first round trade frenzy

The Golden State Warriors bought their way into the end of the first round by way of the Minnesota Timberwolves' 26th pick -- and then traded that pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 29th pick, confusing everyone involved.

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How will Bennett and Thompson coexist?

A team with a recent lottery pick at power forward picked a power forward at No. 1. Why?

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Clips pick Reggie Bullock at No. 25

The Los Angeles Clippers got a player to spread the floor, drafting Reggie Bullock from North Carolina.

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Knicks select Tim Hardaway Jr. at No. 24

Hardaway heads to the Big Apple as a possible replacement at shooting guard for J.R. Smith, who is now a free agent.

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Pacers take Hill at No. 23

With uncertainly surrounding Danny Granger, the Pacers have drafted some wing help in the form of Solomon Hill.

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Roy Hibbert, your thoughts on Solomon Hill?

Alright then.

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Shabazz Muhammad appears out of nowhere

Shabazz Muhammad didn't get to go on stage when he was drafted but then all of the sudden, he came out of nowhere!

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Stern explains boos as 'American sign of respect'

Seriously, the commissioner is having way too much fun.

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Nets pick Mason Plumlee at No. 22

The Brooklyn Nets' first pick in the first draft hosted in the Barclays Center was Duke's Mason Plumlee, little brother of Indiana's Miles, although their night is dependent on what happens in a possible trade with the Boston Celtics.

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Ben McLemore says he'll have chip on his shoulder

Ben McLemore fell out of the top five of the 2013 NBA Draft and will have some extra motivation as he begins his NBA career with the Sacramento Kings.

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Gorgui Dieng selected by Timberwolves at No. 21

Dieng heads to Minnesota looking to become a defensive stopper alongside Kevin Love.

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Bulls draft Snell at No. 20

The Bulls needed some help on the wing, and they got it by drafting small forward Tony Snell.

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Cavs select Sergey Karasev at No. 19

Cleveland took gunner Sergey Karasev, who won a bronze medal with the Russian team in the 2012 Olympics, with its second pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

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Mavericks select Shane Larkin at No. 18

Larkin heads to a Mavericks team in transition and in need to young players to build around.

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Hawks take Schroeder at No. 17

Jeff Teague is a restricted free agent, and the Hawks may have selected his replacement at No. 17 in German point guard Dennis Schroeder.

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Lucas Nogueira puts a hat on his afro

You know who has the best hair in the NBA Draft? Yes, Lucas Noguiera.

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Hawks take Brazilian C Nogueira with No. 16

The Atlanta Hawks ended up with the Boston Celtics' pick via the Dallas Mavericks, and took Brazilian center Lucas Nogueira, a talented defender who they'll likely stash.

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Mavs trade down again, Hawks get Bebe from Brazil

The Dallas Mavericks continue to move down in the draft, this time trading the No. 16 pick -- Lucas Nogueira -- in exchange for the Nos. 18 and 44 picks.

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Bucks select Giannis Adetokunbo with No. 15 pick

Adetokunbo is still really raw as a prospect, but he could be a valuable piece for Milwaukee to build around down the road.

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Wolves select Muhammad at No. 14

With the pick acquired in the Trey Burke trade, the Timberwolves have taken Shabazz Muhammad.

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Celtics move up in draft to select Kelly Olynyk

The Dallas Mavericks traded Kelly Olynyk, who they selected with the 13th overall pick, to the Boston Celtics for the No. 16 overall pick and two future second rounders.

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David Stern trolls everybody

David Stern feeds off of your hate. He does not care at all.

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C's trade for No. 13, pick Kelly Olynyk

The Boston Celtics traded for the Dallas Mavericks' No. 13 pick, and they used it to take Gonzaga center Kelly Olynyk. It's an especially interesting selection as trade talks swirl around Kevin Garnett.

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CJ McCollum quotes Drake

Apparently CJ McCollum is a really big fan of Drake.

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Steven Adams selected by Thunder with No. 12 pick

Adams heads to Oklahoma City to help solidify the paint alongside Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

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76ers take Carter-Williams at No. 11

The 76ers needed a point guard after trading away Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel, and they got one in Michael Carter-Williams with the No. 11 pick.

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Nerlens Noel's stunning draft night

One of the most stunning No. 1 picks in NBA Draft history quickly turned into one of the most stunning slides we've seen.

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Blazers pick McCollum at No. 10

The Portland Trail Blazers will have an exciting young backcourt, as they look to pair Lehigh point guard C.J. McCollum with Damian Lillard.

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Jazz acquire Trey Burke from the Timberwolves

The Utah Jazz have acquired Trey Burke in a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Burke was selected with the ninth overall pick by Minnesota.

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Trey Burke selected by T-Wolves, traded to Jazz

Burke was selected by Minnesota with the ninth pick and then was quickly shipped to Utah.

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Noel Way: Kentucky C dealt to 76ers for Holiday

Nerlens Noel has been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jrue Holiday. The Sixers will also receive a first round pick in next year's draft.

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Pistons select Caldwell-Pope with No. 8 pick

The Pistons could have taken local point guard Trey Burke, but instead opted for the smooth-shooting Kentavious Caldwell-Pope at No. 8.

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Kings nab McLemore at No. 7

Ben McLemore fell to the Sacramento Kings, and they seized on the opportunity to draft the Kansas guard. There had been talk of the team trading up for McLemore, but there turned out to be no need as he was available at No. 7.

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Nerlens Noel selected by Pelicans with No. 6 pick

Noel took a serious slide on draft night, before eventually being taken with the sixth pick. The New Orleans Pelicans immediately traded him and a 2014 first-rounder to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jrue Holiday.

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Len goes to Suns at No. 5

The Suns had a chance at Nerlens Noel, but they instead opted to take Alex Len at No. 5.

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Zeller goes 4th to the Bobcats

Cody Zeller is the second Indiana Hoosier off the board, going No. 4 to the Charlotte Bobcats, much higher than many expected. He follows his older brothers into the league.

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David Stern now openly trolling Brooklyn

Yes, David Stern is now a professional wrestler.

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Wizards select Otto Porter with No. 3 pick

Porter joins John Wall and Bradley Beal in Washington to form a dynamic core to build around for years to come.

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Magic select Oladipo No. 2 overall

Despite Nerlens Noel still being on the board at No. 2, the Magic selected Indiana's Victor Oladipo.

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Shocked Nerlens is shocked

The Cavaliers took Anthony Bennett. This came as a shock to Nerlens Noel.

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Surprise! Stern gets booed

Surprise! David Stern got booed when he stepped up to the stage.

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Cavs surprise by taking UNLV's Bennett

A shocker with the No. 1 pick: The Cavs took Anthony Bennett out of UNLV, ending a secretive draft process from the Cavs.

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The 2013 NBA Draft in a nutshell

"Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld told me, 'There are no impact players in this year's draft," though they are looking for someone to make an immediate impact."

Jeannine Edwards during ESPN's pre-draft coverage
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Fashion takes center stage at NBA draft

Ben McLemore, meet Craig Sager. He's the unusually tall guy in the floral pattern suits. You'll get to know him well before long.

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Victor Oladipo is wearing Google Glass at the draft

Yet another reason to love Victor Oladipo.

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What 2013's scouts might say about the 2003 draft

We live in a much more skeptical scouting world than what existed ten years ago. What would today's draft experts say about the landmark 2003 draft class?

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NBA Draft order, schedule for Thursday night

The 2013 NBA Draft order has been set for a month, but the Cleveland Cavaliers haven't tipped their hands for the 29 other teams waiting to see who will be available to them on Thursday night.

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Cavs will choose either Noel or Len with top pick

Kentucky's Nerlens Noel and Maryland's Alex Len are reportedly the final two players in discussion to be this year's top pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

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Adetokunbo scaring lottery teams with NBA demands

The most enigmatic prospect in the 2013 NBA Draft is suddenly becoming an even more confusing player for NBA teams to assess. He's too raw to contribute right away, but he doesn't want to be stashed in Europe next year.

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Our final NBA Mock Draft

The NBA Draft is here, which can mean only one thing: no more random mock draft guessing! Well, after this mock right here.

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Your NBA Draft primer

Who's going No. 1? Is the 2013 NBA Draft really as bad as everyone says? We answer those questions and more in our NBA Draft primer.

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Beware of NBA Draft streaming blackouts on ESPN

If you're hoping to watch a streaming feed of the 2013 NBA Draft on ESPN3, you should make sure you're outside the blackout zone for streaming coverage. Here's everything you need to know.

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Marion won't get dealt on draft night

There have been rumors that the Mavs would like to deal Shawn Marion on draft night, but the latest rumblings are that he's staying put for now.

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NBA Draft 2013 coverage schedule

The 2013 NBA Draft is expected to be a wild affair filled with surprises. Find out where and when you need to tune in to catch the action.

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Noel still projected as top pick in most mocks

Draft day is here, and the Cavaliers are still unsure of who to draft No. 1 overall. Most mock drafts still project Nerlens Noel to be the top pick, but Alex Len is also getting love.

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