All the Picks of the 2015 NBA Draft

The 2015 NBA Draft is over, as Karl-Anthony Towns out of Kentucky ended up being the expected number one overall pick, going to try and build a nice future with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Following Towns was D’Angelo Russell, picked by the Los Angeles Lakers. This came as something of a surprise considering Jahlil Okafor (third, Philadelphia 76ers) was hyped up as the number two guy all along. But a day before the draft came this rumor which made a lot of sense considering their biggest needs.

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It’s the third straight draft in which the 76ers pick a big man. Okafor, coming out of Duke, is much better offensively than both Nerlens Noel or Joel Embiid. More importantly, he’s healthy and ready to start the season, and isn’t a one-year (or more) rehabilitation project. Center? Power forward? It doesn’t really matter. The Sixers needed someone who can help right away like the deserts need the rain.

Following the top 3 came the two European, international picks. The New York Knicks ended up keeping the fourth overall pick and taking the intriguing Kristaps Porzingis, who many think has the biggest upside of any other player in this draft pick. Mario Hezonja, the Croatian wing player out of Barcelona, rounded off the top 5, taken by the Orlando Magic.

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For now, the Kings aren’t trading DeMarcus Cousins. Instead, they took Willie Cauley-Stein with the sixth overall pick, possibly moving Cousins to power forward next to the former Kentucky big man. Emmanuel Mudiay, potentially a top 5 pick a month ago, ended up going 7th to the Denver Nuggets, which means Ty Lawson is probably going to be traded pretty soon.

The final picks of the top 10 were Stanley Johnson out of Arizona going to the Detroit Pistons, Frank Kaminsky slightly surprising going ninth to the Charlotte Hornets and 10th was Justise Winslow out of Duke, heading to the Miami Heat.

Rnd. Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School / club team
1 1 Karl-Anthony Towns C  Dominican Republic
 United States
Minnesota Timberwolves Kentucky (Fr.)
1 2 D’Angelo Russell PG  United States Los Angeles Lakers Ohio State (Fr.)
1 3 Jahlil Okafor C  United States Philadelphia 76ers Duke (Fr.)
1 4 Kristaps Porziņģis PF  Latvia New York Knicks Sevilla (Spain)
1 5 Mario Hezonja SG/SF  Croatia Orlando Magic FC Barcelona (Spain)
1 6 Willie Cauley-Stein C  United States Sacramento Kings Kentucky (Jr.)
1 7 Emmanuel Mudiay PG  DR Congo
 United States
Denver Nuggets Guangdong Southern Tigers(China)
1 8 Stanley Johnson SF  United States Detroit Pistons Arizona (Fr.)
1 9 Frank Kaminsky PF/C  United States Charlotte Hornets Wisconsin (Sr.)
1 10 Justise Winslow SF  United States Miami Heat Duke (Fr.)
1 11 Myles Turner C  United States Indiana Pacers Texas (Fr.)
1 12 Trey Lyles PF  Canada Utah Jazz Kentucky (Fr.)
1 13 Devin Booker SG  United States Phoenix Suns Kentucky (Fr.)
1 14 Cameron Payne PG  United States Oklahoma City Thunder Murray State (So.)
1 15 Kelly Oubre Jr. SG  United States Atlanta Hawks (from Brooklyn,traded to Washington) Kansas (Fr.)
1 16 Terry Rozier PG  United States Boston Celtics Louisville (So.)
1 17 Rashad Vaughn SG  United States Milwaukee Bucks UNLV (Fr.)
1 18 Sam Dekker SF  United States Houston Rockets (from New Orleans) Wisconsin (Jr.)
1 19 Jerian Grant PG  United States Washington Wizards (traded to New York via Atlanta) Notre Dame (Sr.)
1 20 Delon Wright PG  United States Toronto Raptors Utah (Sr.)
1 21 Justin Anderson SF  United States Dallas Mavericks Virginia (Jr.)
1 22 Bobby Portis PF  United States Chicago Bulls Arkansas (So.)
1 23 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF  United States Portland Trail Blazers (traded to Brooklyn) Arizona (So.)
1 24 Tyus Jones PG  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (traded to Minnesota) Duke (Fr.)
1 25 Jarell Martin PF  United States Memphis Grizzlies LSU (So.)
1 26 Nikola Milutinov C  Serbia San Antonio Spurs Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)
1 27 Larry Nance, Jr. PF  United States Los Angeles Lakers (from Houston) Wyoming (Sr.)
1 28 R. J. Hunter SG  United States Boston Celtics (from L.A. Clippers) Georgia State (Jr.)
1 29 Chris McCullough PF  United States Brooklyn Nets (from Atlanta) Syracuse (Fr.)
1 30 Kevon Looney PF  United States Golden State Warriors UCLA (Fr.)
2 31 Cedi Osman SG/SF  Turkey Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Cleveland) Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
2 32 Montrezl Harrell PF  United States Houston Rockets (from New York) Louisville (Jr.)
2 33 Jordan Mickey SF  United States Boston Celtics (from Philadelphia via Miami) LSU (So.)
2 34 Anthony Brown SF  United States Los Angeles Lakers Stanford (Sr.)
2 35 Guillermo Hernangómez C  Spain Philadelphia 76ers (from Orlando, traded to New York) Sevilla (Spain)
2 36 Rakeem Christmas PF/C  United States Minnesota Timberwolves (from Sacramento via Houston, traded to Cleveland) Syracuse (Sr.)
2 37 Richaun Holmes SF/PF  United States Philadelphia 76ers (from Denver via Houston, Portland and Minnesota) Bowling Green (Sr.)
2 38 Darrun Hilliard SG  United States Detroit Pistons Villanova (Sr.)
2 39 Juan Pablo Vaulet SF  Argentina Charlotte Hornets (traded to Brooklyn) Bahía Estudiantes (Argentina)
2 40 Josh Richardson SG  United States Miami Heat Tennessee (Sr.)
2 41 Pat Connaughton SF  United States Brooklyn Nets (traded to Portland) Notre Dame (Sr.)
2 42 Olivier Hanlan PG  Canada Utah Jazz Boston College (Jr.)
2 43 Joseph Young PG  United States Indiana Pacers Oregon (Sr.)
2 44 Andrew Harrison PG  United States Phoenix Suns (traded to Memphis) Kentucky (So.)
2 45 Marcus Thornton PG  United States Boston Celtics William & Mary (Sr.)
2 46 Norman Powell SG  United States Milwaukee Bucks (traded to Toronto) UCLA (Sr.)
2 47 Artūras Gudaitis C  Lithuania Philadelphia 76ers (from New Orleans via Washington and L.A. Clippers) Žalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
2 48 Dakari Johnson C  United States Oklahoma City Thunder Kentucky (So.)
2 49 Aaron White PF  United States Washington Wizards Iowa (Sr.)
2 50 Marcus Eriksson SG  Sweden Atlanta Hawks (from Toronto) FC Barcelona (Spain)
2 51 Tyler Harvey PG  United States Orlando Magic (from Chicago) Eastern Washington (Jr.)
2 52 Satnam Singh Bhamara C  India Dallas Mavericks IMG Academy (Pg.)
2 53 Sir’Dominic Pointer SF  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from Portland via Chicago and Denver) St. John’s (Sr.)
2 54 Dani Díez SF  Spain Utah Jazz (from Cleveland, traded to Portland) Gipuzkoa (Spain)
2 55 Cady Lalanne PF  United States San Antonio Spurs Massachusetts (Sr.)
2 56 Branden Dawson SF  United States New Orleans Pelicans (from Memphis, traded to L.A. Clippers) Michigan State (Sr.)
2 57 Nikola Radičević PG  Serbia Denver Nuggets (from L.A. Clippers) Sevilla (Spain)
2 58 J. P. Tokoto SG/SF  United States Philadelphia 76ers (from Houston) North Carolina (Jr.)
2 59 Dimitrios Agravanis PF  Greece Atlanta Hawks Olympiacos (Greece)
2 60 Luka Mitrović PF  Serbia Philadelphia 76ers (from Golden State via Indiana) Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)
Picks chart via Wikipedia
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