Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver poses for a photo with draft prospects in attendance before the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

8p9s Running Draft Commentary

Sit down, pull up a chair, and we’ll keep you updated on the most important news from tonight’s draft. We already saw Houston move Omer Asik for a 2015 first round pick last night and today Aaron Afflalo is headed to the Nuggets after the Bobcats turned down a trade.

Right now we’re waiting for the draft to get rolling but feel free to comment below or Tweet with the hashtag #8p9sDraft with any snark, trade ideas, or commentary.

This is Adam Silver’s first draft as commissioner, but we can’t rule out the appearance from David Stern.

No sign of Stern, but the first pick is in with Andrew Wiggins going to the Cavaliers.

And the suit game is…

Bucks waste no time taking Jabari Parker.

— FanSided GIF (@FanSidedGIF) June 26, 2014The 7 foot-tall, injured Joel Emiid goes third.

Reggie Miller has some advice to share with tonight’s players waiting to find their destination. The Orlando Magic select Aaron Gordon fourth, so there you go, a slight surprised… Donte Exum to the Jazz for the fifth pick… Let the terrible puns begin.

Boston takes Marcus Smart, the Lakers take Julias Randle. Downside of social media beating Silver to the punch on picks…

The Hoosiers’ Noel Vonleh is headed to Charlotte.


Deep draft analysis.

Wait… drama? A trade?

A nice moment for Isaiah Austin of the Baylor Bears. His career was over before it started when he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome.

Back to the draft.

As the draft winds on, you find out about people you’d never heard of…

Haven’t heard any mentions of the Pacers in legitimate rumors, but if anything happens, Indiana owner Herb Simon is connected to the Pacers’ war room.

Looks like Shabazz Napier is going to the Miami Heat. LeBron James thought Napier was the best point guard in the draft, and I bet Mario Chalmers probably isn’t thrilled about this. We’ll have to see how George Hill matches up with Napier.

And the Suns pick at 27 was the Pacers until they traded for Luis Scola. Phoenix selcte Bogdan Bogdanovic of Serbia.

Rich Bucher tweeted this… for once, non-sarcastically I can say: Big, if true.

The first round is over. Your gift for sticking around can be found below.



The draft marches on…

And then, after many hours of waiting, the Pacers trade the 57th pick to the Knicks…

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