NBA Draft 2015 Highlights: Top Pick Is Karl-Anthony Towns
Here are some NBA Draft 2015 highlights.
Karl-Anthony Towns was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the top overall pick of this year’s draft.
Los Angeles Lakers skipped Jahlil Okafor and opted for D’Angelo Russell for the second pick.
Okafor went third to the Philadelphia 76ers and Adrian Wojnarowski reported that they plan to have him for good.
The New York Knicks went for Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth overall pick.
Orlando Magic had Mario Hezonja at No. 5 and Willie Cauley-Stein’s name was called at No. 6 for Sacramento Kings.
At No. 7, Denver Nuggets went for Emmanuel Mudiay, to prepare for possible post Ty Lawson-era.
Stanley Johnson was the choice of the Detroit Pistons at No. 8 while the Charlotte Hornets selected Frank Kaminsky at No. 9.
The Miami Heat drafted Justise Winslow at No. 10 and then Myles Turner went to the Indiana Pacers at No. 11 as they move away from Roy Hibbert.
The Utah Jazz then selected Trey Lyles at No. 12, and another Kentucky player went to the Phoenix Suns at No. 13 with Devin Booker.
Cameron Payne was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 14 and then the Washington Wizards traded up from No. 19 to pick Kelly Oubre at No. 15.
The Boston Celtics settled with Terry Rozier at No. 16, followed by Rashad Vaughn to the Milwaukee Bucks at No. 17 and Sam Dekker at No. 18.
The Knicks traded back into the first round by sending Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Hawks for No. 19, which became Jerian Grant of Notre Dame.
The Toronto Raptors picked Delon Wright out of Utah to replace Greivis Vasquez at No. 20, while Justin Anderson went to the Dallas Mavericks at 21.
Bulls will try to improve their front court by aquiring Bobby Portis at No. 22 then Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is headed to the Portland Trail Blazers at No. 23.
Minnesota gave picks No. 31 and No. 36 to the Cleveland Cavaliers for No. 24 to pick hometown kid, Tyus Jones, from Duke.
Jarell Martin of LSU was the choice of Memphis Grizzlies at No. 25, while the San Antonio Spurs found favored Nikola Milutinov.
The Lakers went for Larry Nance Jr. at No. 27 with their second first round selection, while R. J. Hunter was selected by the Celtics No. 28.
Chris McCullough was named the 29th pick by the Nets and Kevon Looney of UCLA was the last pick at No. 30 by the Golden State Warriors.