2013 NBA Draft
|2013 NBA Draft|
|Date(s)||June 27, 2013|
|Time||7:00 pm (EDT)|
The 2013 NBA Draft is scheduled to be held on June 27, 2013 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In this draft, National Basketball Association (NBA) teams will take turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The lottery took place on May 21, 2013. This would be the first draft New Orleans would draft under their new Pelicans moniker after playing as the New Orleans Hornets for the last 5 years.
The draft is conducted under the eligibility rules established in the league's new 2011 collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with its players union. The CBA that ended the 2011 lockout instituted no immediate changes to the draft, but called for a committee of owners and players to discuss future changes. As of 2012, the basic eligibility rules for the draft are listed below.
- All drafted players must be at least 19 years old during the calendar year of the draft. In terms of dates, players eligible for the 2013 draft must be born on or before December 31, 1994.
- Any player who is not an "international player", as defined in the CBA, must be at least one year removed from the graduation of his high school class. The CBA defines "international players" as players who permanently resided outside the U.S. for three years prior to the draft, did not complete high school in the U.S., and have never enrolled at a U.S. college or university.
The basic requirement for automatic eligibility for a U.S. player is the completion of his college eligibility. Players who meet the CBA definition of "international players" are automatically eligible if their 22nd birthday falls during or before the calendar year of the draft (i.e., born on or before December 31, 1991). U.S. players who were at least one year removed from their high school graduation and have played minor-league basketball with a team outside the NBA are also automatically eligible.
A player who is not automatically eligible must declare his eligibility for the draft by notifying the NBA offices in writing no later than 60 days before the draft. For the 2013 draft, this date fell on April 28. Under NCAA rules, players will only have until April 16 to withdraw from the draft and maintain their college eligibility.
A player who has hired an agent will forfeit his remaining college eligibility, regardless of whether he is drafted. Also, while the CBA allows a player to withdraw from the draft twice, the NCAA mandates that a player who has declared twice loses his college eligibility.
The following 18 players that are between the ages of 18 and 22 have declared for the draft.
- Spain, Álex Abrines – G/F, FC Barcelona (Spain)
- Greece, Giannis Antetokounmpo – G/F, Filathlitikos BC (Greece)
- Hungary, László Dobos – C, CAI Zaragoza (Spain)
- Montenegro, Bojan Dubljević – F, Valencia BC (Spain)
- France, Rudy Gobert – C, Cholet Basket (France)
- France, Livio Jean-Charles – F, ASVEL Basket (France)
- Russia, Sergey Karasev – G/F, BC Triumph Lyubertsy (Russia)
- Lithuania, Mindaugas Kupšas – C, BC Lietkabelis (Lithuania)
- Brazil, Augusto César Lima – F, Unicaja Málaga (Spain)
- Brazil, Raulzinho Neto – G, Gipuzkoa BC (Spain)
- Brazil, Lucas Nogueira – C, CB Estudiantes (Spain)
- Brazil, Alexandre Paranhos – F, CR Flamengo (Brazil)
- Germany, Bogdan Radosavljević – C, Bayern Munich (Germany)
- Germany, Dennis Schröder – G, New Yorker Phantoms (Germany)
- Serbia, Strahinja Stojačić – G, KK Smederevo (Serbia)
- Germany, Daniel Theis – F/C, Ratiopharm Ulm (Germany)
- Latvia, Jānis Timma – F, BK Ventspils (Latvia)
- Montenegro, Marko Todorović – C, FC Barcelona (Spain)
Automatically eligible entrants
This list is intended to include only players who qualify for automatic eligibility despite not meeting the standard criteria—reaching age 22 during the calendar year of the draft for players who qualify as "international" under the CBA, or being four years removed from the graduation of their high school class if they do not qualify as "international".
The signing of a contract with a professional basketball team in a league other than the NBA, combined with rendering services under that contract, may trigger automatic eligibility. The criterion for eligibility differs slightly depending on whether or not the player is "international":
- For "international" players, the contract must be with a non-NBA team within the United States.
- For non-international players, the contract may be with any team outside of the NBA in any country.
Citizenship is not a criterion for determining whether a player is "international" under the CBA. For a player to be "international" under the CBA, he must meet all of the following criteria:
- Resident outside the U.S. for at least three years at the time of the draft.
- Did not complete basketball eligibility at a U.S. high school.
- Never enrolled at a U.S. college or university.
These players would also be eligible for selection in the 2013 NBA Draft:
(All players are Americans except as indicated)
The first 14 picks in the draft belong to teams that miss the playoffs; the order was determined through a lottery. The lottery determined the three teams that will obtain the first three picks on the draft. The remaining first-round picks and the second-round picks were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win-loss record in the previous season.
Below were the chances for each team to get specific picks in the 2013 draft lottery, rounded to three decimal places.
|^||Denotes the actual lottery results|
|New Orleans Pelicans||27–55||88||.088||.097||.107||—||.262||.360^||.161||.012||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Portland Trail Blazers||33–49||11||.011||.013||.016||—||—||—||—||—||—||.870^||.089||.002||.000||—|
The NBA annually invites around 10–15 players to sit in the so-called "green room", a special room set aside at the draft site for the invited players plus their families and agents.
|PG||Point guard||SG||Shooting guard||SF||Small forward||PF||Power forward||C||Center|
|^||Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|*||Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-Star Game(s) and (an) All-NBA Team(s)|
|+||Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-Star Game(s)|
|x||Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-NBA Team(s)|
|#||Denotes player who never played in the NBA|
Trades involving draft picks
Prior to the day of the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of draft picks between the teams.
- On July 11, 2012, the Atlanta Hawks acquired the 2013 first round pick (the 18th pick) from the Brooklyn Nets as a part of Joe Johnson trade. Previously, on December 15, 2010, the Nets acquired Sasha Vujacic, and a conditional first-round draft pick from the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade.
- On March 15, 2012, the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Luke Walton, Jason Kapono, a conditional 2012 first round pick and the rights to swap the least favorable of 2013 first round picks in exchange for Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga. Cavaliers had their own pick and Miami Heat's first round pick (30th pick), hence the option is exercised as Cavaliers received Lakers' 19th pick and Lakers received Heat's 30th pick.
- On February 23, 2011, the Utah Jazz acquired Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, 2011 round pick and the 2013 first round pick (the 21st pick) from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Deron Williams. Previously, on July 22, 2008, the Nets acquired a conditional first-round draft pick (21st pick) from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Marcus Williams.
- On June 23, 2011, the Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Brad Miller, rights to Nikola Mirotic and Chandler Parsons and a 2013 first round pick (the 25st pick) from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Jonny Flynn, rights to Donatas Motiejunas and a 2012 second-round pick. Previously, on February 24, 2011, the Rockets acquired Hasheem Thabeet, DeMarre Carroll and a 2013 first-round draft pick from the Memphis in exchange for Shane Battier and Ish Smith.
- On March 15, 2012, the Golden State Warriors acquired Richard Jefferson, T. J. Ford and a future conditional first-round draft pick (the 30th pick) from the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Stephen Jackson.
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