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2019 NBA Draft order: Updated list of picks for first and second round

2019 NBA Draft order: Updated list of picks for first and second round

The 2019 NBA Draft has arrived, and the order of selection remains a fluid situation.

We’ve already seen several picks change hands over the last week, and we could see even more trades shake up the order both before and during Thursday night’s first round. 

One pick rumored to be in play is the No. 4 selection, which the New Orleans Pelicans acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers as part of the reported Anthony Davis trade last weekend. The Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks among the teams that have reportedly shown interest in trading up to No. 4

The Detroit Pistons acquired another first-rounder Wednesday night. They reportedly received the No. 30 pick and Tony Snell from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Jon Leuer. This was a salary dump for the Bucks, who wanted to get rid of Snell's contract.

The Pelicans and Hawks are the only teams with multiple lottery picks, and the Hawks and Celtics own the most first-round selections overall with three apiece.

Here’s the updated 2019 NBA Draft order for the first and second rounds. This list will be updated throughout Thursday as trades happen.

ROUND 1
1. New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson -- SF/PF, Duke
2. Memphis Grizzlies: Ja Morant -- PG, Murray State
3. New York Knicks: R.J. Barrett -- SF, Duke
4. Atlanta Hawks (via LAL and New Orleans): DeAndre Hunter -- SF, Virginia 
5. Cleveland Cavaliers: Darius Garland -- PG, Vanderbilt
6. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Phoenix): Jarrett Culver -- SG/SF, Texas Tech
7. Chicago Bulls: Coby White -- PG, North Carolina
8. New Orleans Pelicans (via Atlanta): Jaxson Hayes -- C, Texas
9. Washington Wizards: Rui Hachimura -- PF, Gonzaga
10. Atlanta Hawks (via Dallas): Cam Reddish -- SG/SF, Duke
11. Phoenix Suns (via Minnesota): Cameron Johnson -- SG/SF, North Carolina
12. Charlotte Hornets: P.J. Washington -- PF, Kentucky         
13. Miami Heat: Tyler Herro -- SG, Kentucky
14. Boston Celtics (from Sacramento via Philadelphia): Romeo Langford -- SG/SF, Indiana
15. Detroit Pistons: Sekou Doumbouya -- SF/PF, France
16. Orlando Magic: Chuma Okeke -- SG/SF, Auburn          
17. New Orleans Pelicans (via Brooklyn and Atlanta): Nickeil Alexander-Walker -- PG/SG, Virginia Tech          
18. Indiana Pacers: Goga Bitadze -- C, Georgia            
19. San Antonio Spurs: Luka Samanic -- PF/C, Croatia     
20. Philadelphia 76ers (from Boston via LA Clippers and Memphis): Matisse Thybulle -- SF, Washington
21. Memphis Grizzlies (via Thunder): Brandon Clarke -- PF/C, Gonzaga
22. Boston Celtics: Grant Williams -- PF, Tennessee
23. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Memphis and Utah): Darius Bazley -- SF/PF, Princeton High School
24. Phoenix Suns (via Boston and Philadelphia): Ty Jerome -- SG, Virgina
25. Portland Trail Blazers: Nassir Little -- SG/SF, North Carolina
26. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Houston): Dylan Windler -- SG, Belmont
27. Los Angeles Clippers (via Brooklyn and Denver): Mfiondu Kanebgele -- C, Florida State
28. Golden State Warriors: Jordan Poole -- SG, Michigan
29. San Antonio Spurs (via Toronto): Keldon Johnson -- SG, Kentucky
30. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Detroit Milwaukee): Kevin Porter Jr. -- SG/SF, USC

ROUND 2
31. Brooklyn Nets (from New York via Philadelphia): Nicolas Claxton -- C, Georgia
32. Miami Heat (from Indiana via Phoenix): KZ Okpala -- SG/SF, Stanford 
33. Boston Celtics (from Philadelphia via Cleveland, Orlando and New York): Carsen Edwards -- PG/SG, Purdue
34. Philadelphia 76ers (from Chicago via Los Angeles Lakers): Bruno Fernando -- C, Maryland
35. New Orleans Pelicans (from Atlanta): Marcos Louzada -- SF, Brazil
36. Charlotte Hornets (from Washington via Orlando, Denver and Atlanta): Cody Martin -- SG/SF, Nevada
37. Detroit Pistons (via Dallas): Deividas Sirvydis -- SF, Lithuania
38. Chicago Bulls (via Memphis): Daniel Gafford -- C, Arkansas
39. Golden State Warriors (via New Orleans): Alen Smailagic -- PF, Serbia
40. Sacramento Kings (from Minnesota via Portland and Cleveland): Justin James -- SF, Wyoming
41. Golden State Warriors (from Atlanta via Los Angeles, Cleveland and Indiana): Eric Paschall -- PF, Villanova
42. Philadelphia 76ers (from Sacramento via Brooklyn and Milwaukee): Admiral Schofield -- SF, Tennessee
43. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Miami via Charlotte): Jaylen Nowell -- PG/SG, Washington
44. Denver Nuggets (from Miami via, Atlanta and Charlotte): Bol Bol -- C, Oregon
45. Detroit Pistons: Isaiah Roby -- PF, Nebraska
46. Los Angeles Lakers (from Orlando via Brooklyn, Memphis and Charlotte): Talen Horton-Tucker -- SF, Iowa State
47. New York Knicks (from Sacramento via Orlando and New York): Ignas Brazdeikis -- PF, Michigan
48. LA Clippers Clippers: Terence Mann -- SF, Florida State
49. San Antonio Spurs: Quinndary Weatherspoon -- SG, Mississippi State
50. Utah Jazz (via Indiana): Jarrell Brantley -- SF, College of Charleston
51. Boston Celtics: Tremont Waters -- PG, LSU
52. Charlotte Hornets (via Oklahoma City): Jalen McDaniels -- SF, San Diego State
53. Utah Jazz: Justin Wright-Foreman -- PG, Hofstra
54. Philadelphia 76ers: Marial Shayok -- SG, Iowa State
55. New York Knicks (from Houston): Kyle Guy -- SG, Virginia
56. LA Clippers (from Portland via Detroit and Orlando): Jaylen Hands -- SG, UCLA
57. New Orleans Pelicans (from Atlanta via Denver, Milwaukee and New Orleans): Jordan Bone -- SG, Tennessee
58. Golden State Warriors: Miye Oni -- SG, Yale
59. Toronto Raptors: Dewan Hernandez -- C, Miami
60. Sacramento Kings (from Milwaukee): Vanja Marinkovic -- SG/SF, Serbia

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Celtics' Jaylen Brown organizes peaceful protest in wake of George Floyd's death

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Celtics' Jaylen Brown organizes peaceful protest in wake of George Floyd's death

Jaylen Brown is one of the many Americans speaking out against the death of George Floyd and the racial injustices that remain prevalent in this country.

The Boston Celtics star has been outspoken about the issues over the last several days, and on Saturday he took to social media to organize a peaceful protest in Atlanta.


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Brown also posted an important video message urging those who witness acts of racism to speak up or act on it.

“Being a bystander is no longer acceptable," Brown said. "If you and your friends are around or are witnesses to cultural biases, micro-aggressions, subtle acts of racism, actual racism etc. and you don’t speak up on it or do something about it, you are part of the problem. We’re past the point where if it’s not in your governance space so you have nothing to do with it. If you don’t speak up on these issues, you just as bad.”

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In addition, the 23-year-old posted an Instagram photo of himself holding a sign that reads, "I can't breathe," referencing the words said by Floyd before he was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

Along with Brown, several athletes including Tom Brady and members of the New England Patriots have used their platforms to speak up about George Floyd's death.

Another Larry Bird milestone to assert his place among the all-time greats

Another Larry Bird milestone to assert his place among the all-time greats

BOSTON -- The 1986 Boston Celtics are considered one of the greatest teams of all time, having run through the regular season with ease towards a dominant postseason that ended with the team hanging Banner 16.

But weeks before the franchise’s triumphant conclusion to the season, there was another historic milestone.

Larry Bird was named the league’s MVP 34 years ago this week for the third straight season, a feat that only two others - Bill Russell (1961-1963) and Wilt Chamberlain (1966-1968) - had ever done.

It’s significant because it serves as yet another reminder of how historically great Bird was; not only for the Boston Celtics but for the entire league.

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To carve out a spot in history with such an elusive group speaks to Bird’s greatness as a player who at the very least should be in the conversation as one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history. 

And what made that season even more special was that during the playoffs, the elite level at which Bird played during the regular season did not waiver or lessen up in the games that mattered the most. 

In the playoffs that year, he averaged 25.9 points (0.1 points less than his season average) while increasing his field goal shooting (51.7 percent in the playoffs, 49.6 in the regular season), assists (9.8, from 8.2) and steals (2.1, from 2.0).

And when the game was on the line, the only thing larger than Bird’s ability to come through in the clutch, was his confidence.

“There’s no doubt I’m in control of what I do out there,” Bird said in an interview in 1986. “I can score any number of points my team wants me to if they give me the ball in the right situations.”

And he did, over and over and over again before finally calling it quits on his Hall of Fame career in 1992. 

Throughout his time in Boston, Bird had a number of stretches of brilliance as a basketball player. 

But the three-year run in which he was the league’s best player, resulting in three consecutive league MVP awards, stands out in a career that was filled with standout moments.