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    Since its inception in 1947, the NBA Draft has served as a launching pad for countless legendary careers. From the likes of Bill Russell and Magic Johnson to Michael Jordan and LeBron James, the draft has consistently unearthed transformative talents that have left an indelible mark on the league. These players have not only impacted their respective franchises but also influenced the way the game is played and perceived on a global scale.

    2023 NBA Draft – The Details

    The 2023 NBA Draft will take place June 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The San Antonio Spurs, who won the NBA Draft Lottery, are set to make the first pick. In past drafts, the Spurs selected big men David Robinson (1987) and Tim Duncan (1997) with the #1 overall pick, and they look set to take another center #1 overall in 2023. Below is the complete order of picks by round and team.

    2023 NBA Draft – Order of picks

    First Round: Picks 1-14

    1. San Antonio
    2. Charlotte
    3. Portland
    4. Houston
    5. Detroit
    6. Orlando
    7. Indiana
    8. Washington
    9. Utah
    10. Dallas
    11. Orlando (from Chicago)
    12. Oklahoma City
    13. Toronto
    14. New Orleans

    The remaining order of the 2023 NBA Draft is as follows:

    First Round: Picks 15-30

    15. Atlanta
    16. Utah (from Minnesota)
    17. Los Angeles Lakers
    18. Miami
    19. Golden State
    20. Houston (from LA Clippers)
    21. Brooklyn (from Phoenix)
    22. Brooklyn
    23. Portland (from New York)
    24. Sacramento
    25. Memphis
    26. Indiana (from Cleveland)
    27. Charlotte (from Denver via New York and Oklahoma City)
    28. Utah (from Philadelphia via Brooklyn)
    29. Indiana (from Boston)
    30. LA Clippers (from Milwaukee via Houston)

    Second Round: Picks 31-58

    31. Detroit
    32. Indiana (from Houston)
    33. San Antonio
    34. Charlotte (from Charlotte via Philadelphia and Atlanta)
    35. Boston (from Portland via Atlanta, LA Clippers, Detroit, and Cleveland)
    36. Orlando
    37. Oklahoma City (from Washington via New Orleans)
    38. Sacramento (from Indiana)
    39. Charlotte (from Utah via New York)
    40. Denver (from Dallas via Oklahoma City)
    41. Charlotte (from Oklahoma City via New York and Boston)
    42. Washington (from Chicago via Los Angeles Lakers and Washington)
    43. Portland (from Atlanta)
    44. San Antonio (from Toronto)
    45. Memphis (from Minnesota)
    46. Atlanta (from New Orleans)
    47. Los Angeles Lakers
    48. LA Clippers
    49. Cleveland (from Golden State via Utah and New Orleans)
    50. Oklahoma City (from Miami via Boston, Memphis, and Dallas)
    51. Brooklyn
    52. Phoenix
    53. Minnesota (from New York via Charlotte)
    54. Sacramento
    55. Indiana (from Cleveland via Milwaukee and Detroit)
    56. Memphis
    — Chicago (from Denver via Cleveland; forfeited by Chicago)
    — Philadelphia (forfeited)
    57. Washington (from Boston via Charlotte)
    58. Milwaukee

    2023 NBA Draft – Top prospects

    C Victor Wembanyama | 7’4”, 209 pounds | Metropolitans 92 (France) | The Frenchman with a giant 8-foot wingspan led all LNP Pro A players in points (21.6), rebounds (10.4) and blocks (3.1) per game and was named league MVP, the youngest ever.

    G Scoot Henderson | 6’2”, 196 pounds | G League Ignite | Playing against NBA level talent, on NBA courts and with NBA rules, Henderson has shown that is capable of playing in the league. 

    G/F Brandon Miller | 6’9”, 205 pounds | Alabama | Miller, one of the better 3-point shooting wings in college ball, was named SEC Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year, becoming first to win both awards since Anthony Davis.

    G Amen Thompson | 6’7”, 202 pounds | Overtime Elite | Thompson is one of the most athletic guards in the draft, a strong defender, and a good ball handler. His outside shooting needs work.

    F Jarace Walker | 6-8, 248 pounds | Houston | Offering an NBA-ready body, versatility, and dependability, Walker may be the most legit PF in the draft. Immediate contributor.

    G Cam Whitmore | 6’8”, 235 pounds | Villanova | Whitmore is a big, strong guard but a bit of a draft day enigma, falling on some boards while rising on others. Buzz has it that the Pistons are interested.

    G Ausar Thompson | 6’7”, 209 pounds | Overtime Elite | The twin brother of Amen Thompson, Ausar is the better shooter of the two. He’s a superb defender who gets up and down the court in a hurry.

    G/F Taylor Hendricks | 6’9”, 210 pounds | UCF | Hendricks is a big 3 and D wing who can plug-in easily to a lot of different lineups and rotations. He’s also long enough to defend in the low post.

    C Dereck Lively II | 7’2”, 215 pounds | Duke | Lively only averaged 5.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.4 during his one season at Duke, but 7’2” men who can shoot the 3 are few and far between.

    Odds to be first pick in the 2023 NBA Draft Odds

    Victor Wembanyama is the overwhelming favorite to be the #1 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.

    Victor Wembanyama -10000 

    Scoot Henderson +4000 

    Brandon Miller +15000 

    Amen Thompson +20000 

    Ausar Thompson +20000 

    Jarace Walker +20000

    In Summary

    The annual NBA Draft is a transformative event for players and franchises alike. This year’s #1 overall pick seems set, but almost anything could happen from there. It certainly would not be a surprise to see more draft day trades as teams jostle to find their next superstar.

    NBA FAQs

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    In order to win an NBA Pick'Em pool, players must have the most points at the end of the season. For each correct pick during the regular season, members will receive one point (customizable based on the pool commissioner). Some pools will choose picks based on the spread or straight up.

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    In an NBA Pick'Em pool, players make weekly picks (either against the point spread or straight-up). The number of picks each week is customizable by the pool commissioner. Optional best-bet and confidence pick settings can be put into place as well. Commissioners can use a hosting site like RunYourPool to keep up with scoring and calculations.

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    In NBA Survivor, the last player standing wins. The name of the game is to make it to the next week. A member will select one game from all the games in that given week. If members choose the correct winner, they move on to the next week. If they pick incorrectly, they are eliminated from the contest.

    What is NBA Surivor Pool?

    In an NBA Survivor pool, players choose one NBA team each week that they believe will win. They may only pick a team one time per season. Picks are made "straight up," not using a point spread system. If their pick is correct, they survive until the next week. An incorrect pick eliminates the player from the pool for the remainder of the season.

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    "Basketball Pool" is a broad term for a group of people competitively guessing the outcome of one or more basketball game. There are many types of formats, each assigning winners differently. They can be played informally between friends or through a more formalized system.

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    A basketball pool generally requires the creation of a shareable spreadsheet (like Google Sheets) so that members may pick teams. Then depending on the game type, creators must use several kinds of formulas (e.g. CountIF), data validation, and conditional formatting. Or, you can just use basketball pool hosting services like RunYourPool where we do all the work for you!

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    In an NBA Playoff Bracket pool, players pick the winner of each NBA Playoff series. Commissioners can choose to have members receive bonus points for guessing the series length. Points increase as the tournament progresses (points per round are configurable by the commissioner). The winning entry is the player with the most points at the end of the playoffs.

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