The 2019 NBA Draft is here.
The Raptors knocked off the injury-ravaged Warriors just a week ago to win their first NBA championship, but we're already on to the first phase of the offseason.
On Thursday night, Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett, Ja Morant and others will have their NBA dreams realized when commissioner Adam Silver calls their name.
The lead-up to the NBA draft also should hold plenty of intrigue. The Lakers reportedly are trying to clear more salary-cap space in an effort to add another max slot alongside LeBron James and the soon-to-arrive Anthony Davis. The Warriors, meanwhile, are looking for a way to add talent to a roster that was hit hard by severe injuries in the NBA Finals. How will the Kings use their three second-round picks? It's sure to be a fun day.
You can follow all of the draft-day trade rumors, news and talk below:
9:33 p.m.: The Warriors reportedly sold the rights to their final pick of the night to the Utah Jazz, who used it on Yale's Mye Oni.
Utah is selecting Yale's Mye One with No. 58, league source tells ESPN. Warriors sold it to Jazz.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019
9:00 p.m.: The Knicks have acquired the No. 47 pick from the Kings.
Sacramento sent this No. 47 pick to the Knicks, received New York's No. 55, sources said. https://t.co/efZX8UEh2p— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 21, 2019
7:47 p.m.: The Wizards have acquired Jonathan Simmons and the No. 42 pick from the 76ers.
Sources: The 76ers are trading swingman Jonathon Simmons and No. 42 pick to the Wizards.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 21, 2019
7:44 p.m.: The Cavs have traded back into the first round.
Sources: Cavs sent four second-round picks and cash to Detroit for pick No. 30.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 21, 2019
7:25 p.m.: One pick before the Warriors, the Clippers swooped in and acquired the No. 27 pick from the Nets.
Brooklyn has traded No. 27 to the Clippers, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019
7:19 p.m.: The Celtics will look drastically different next season, with center Aron Baynes on the move to Phoenix.
Sources: Boston has traded center Aron Baynes to Phoenix.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 21, 2019
7:07 p.m.: Boston didn't keep the No. 24 overall pick very long, as it traded the selection to Phoenix.
Boston is trading No. 24 to the Suns --- who are focused on taking Ty Jerome, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019
6:46 p.m.: Oklahoma City has gotten its wish and traded down.
Oklahoma City will get the No. 23 pick tonight and a 2024 second-round pick in the trade, league source tells ESPN. https://t.co/4qVdrV6mOP— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019
6:39 p.m.: The Celtics and 76ers have made a trade (Philly clearly hasn't learned its lesson). Boston will use the No. 20 pick to select Washington's Matisse Thybulle and trade him to Philadelphia for the No. 24 and No. 33 picks.
Deal is agreed on -- and Sixers will send Boston Nos. 24 and 33 in this draft, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/XM7bHrkNH7— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019
6:01 p.m.: The Thunder continue to look to unload salary and are trying to entice teams by including the No. 21 overall pick.
Oklahoma City is engaged in several conversations with teams to move back in first-round from No. 21, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019
4:53 p.m. PT: The Cavs are trying to unload JR Smith's contract. Good luck with that.
Cleveland is still discussing possible trades including the fifth overall pick --- and separate deals to unload JR Smith's partially guaranteed expiring contract that would absorb a bad contract into the Cavs space attached to another first-round pick, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019
4:48 p.m.: Oregon center Bol Bol is a project, but teams really want him. The Knicks appear to be trying to trade into the back end of the first round to get the 7-foot-2 big man from Sudan.
Source tells me Knicks hunting a 1st rounder to take Bol Bol.— Reid Forgrave (@ReidForgrave) June 20, 2019
4:42 p.m.: Minnesota isn't sitting still, and is shopping the No. 6 overall pick it acquired for Phoenix earlier in the day.
Minnesota is engaged in multiple conversations on the No. 6 pick acquired in the deal with Phoenix, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019
3:39 p.m.: It looks like Darius Garland is headed to Cleveland tonight.
25 minutes from now …— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 20, 2019
1. Zion Williamson (New Orleans)
2. Ja Morant (Memphis)
3. RJ Barrett (New York)
4. De'Andre Hunter (Atlanta)
5. Darius Garland (Cleveland)
3:08 p.m.: The Hawks made the move up, reportedly with their eye on a shooter.
2:57 p.m.: The No. 4 overall pick appears to be on the move again.
New Orleans is close to an agreement that will give Atlanta the No. 4 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 20, 2019
Atlanta has acquired New Orleans No. 4 pick in the draft for No. 8 and 17 and 35, league sources tell ESPN. Pelicans are sending Solomon Hill, No. 57 pick and a future second-round pick.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019
2:45 p.m.: Will the TJ Warren trade help the Pacers snag their desired free-agent point guard?
As @BobbyMarks42 says, Pacers will still have $31M in cap space after absorbing Warren into the roster. One significant Indiana target in free agent, per sources: point guard Ricky Rubio.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019
2:27 p.m.: The Pacers reportedly have acquired some much-needed scoring help.
Indiana has traded for Phoenix’s TJ Warren, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019
Suns will send the No. 32 pick to Pacers too, source tells ESPN. Pacers are taking Warren into salary cap space. https://t.co/NN0gxs4e8L— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019
2:20 p.m.: The top three picks reportedly are locked in.
Top three picks in 2019 NBA draft are set, per sources:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 20, 2019
1. Zion Williamson, Pelicans
2. Ja Morant, Grizzlies
3. RJ Barrett, Knicks
Pelicans hold cards at No. 4.
12:20 p.m.: Could the Suns be wheeling and dealing tonight?
The Dallas Mavericks are among the teams who have expressed interest in obtaining Phoenix's T.J. Warren via trade, per SNY sources. Opposing teams remain under the belief that Phoenix is open to moving Warren and Josh Jackson, as The Athletic reported.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 20, 2019
9:40 a.m. Could the Warriors try moving up in the draft?
There’s an ongoing flurry of trade discussion regarding picks 20-23, league sources say, with teams like Golden State, Brooklyn, Sacramento, Dallas and San Antonio expressing interest to move up into that range.— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 20, 2019
8:19 a.m.: Are the Knicks shifting course?
UNC guard Coby White -- perhaps the fastest rising prospect on the board -- had a private workout with the Knicks at team's facility today, league sources tell ESPN. Knicks have been locked on RJ Barrett at No. 3, but summoned White after Darius Garland's workout yesterday.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019
7:05 a.m.: The Warriors wasted no time getting to work Thursday.
ESPN Sources: Golden State has acquired Atlanta’s No. 41 pick in tonight’s NBA Draft. The cost: $1.3M and a 2024 second-round pick. Atlanta moved No. 44 to Miami yesterday. Hawks have Nos. 8, 10, 17 and 35 tonight. Golden State has Nos. 28, 41 and 58.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019
5:46 a.m.: Boston is scrambling to change the direction of its franchise in the wake of Kyrie Irving and Al Horford's expected exit.
Boston has offered center Aron Baynes -- $5.4M expiring contract -- into salary cap space elsewhere, league sources tell ESPN. Without Kyrie Irving and Al Horford on the books, moving Baynes without taking back salary could get the Celtics to $23M in space.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019