Australia’s Dante Exum, the NBA Draft’s Mystery Man, will have a chance to reveal his talents with the Utah Jazz after being taken fifth overall on Thursday.
Between the 15th and 16th picks in Thursday night’s draft came a very special selection by the NBA.
Andrew Wiggins went No. 1, so he got to make the first pitch.
First-round selections in Thursday’s National Basketball Association Draft at Barclays Center in New York (order of pick, NBA team, player, position, college/country):
In the end, the top three selections were essentially what observers expected all along, with Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid picked by the Cavaliers, Bucks and 76ers.
With the first of two second-round picks acquired as part of a trade Wednesday that sent Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to Dallas, the Knicks selected Early, a 6-foot-7 scorer from Wichita State.
High-springing swingman Andrew Wiggins was over the moon after being taken with the first pick of the NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday and proclaimed it “a great thing for Canada.”
Facing a Monday deadline to decide whether he wanted to exercise an early termination option, Anthony informed the Knicks that he would explore free agency, according to a person briefed on the discussions.
Canada’s Andrew Wiggins from the University of Kansas was taken with the number one pick of the 2014 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday launching a great night for Canada and international players.
Melchiorre, known as Squeaky, is the only No. 1 pick to never play in the N.B.A.; he was barred for life after the point-shaving scandal of 1951.
Phil Jackson said the intent of the blockbuster trade with the Mavericks was to change the Knicks' chemistry and that there will be more moves to come.
Phil Jackson was frolicking in Turkey just last week, and the second the Knicks president returns stateside he is back to playing a game of ‘max deal’ chicken with Carmelo Anthony.
Phil Jackson’s assessment after a few months of sifting through the mess he inherited with the Knicks was an immediate need to alter the mix of players, regardless of whether pending free agent Carmelo Anthony returns next season.