The NBA Finals may have ended just a week ago, but the new faces of the upcoming season are already set to join their future organizations.
The Pelicans will have the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft held Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. ET at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. and have been the recent center of much of the league’s buzz after sending Anthony Davis to the Lakers for a bundle of players and picks.
Former Duke freshman Zion Williamson is a virtual lock to be the No. 1 overall pick in a draft that is deemed by many to only have three potential stars (Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett). With a lack of sure-fire prospects making up the bulk of the first round, trades among teams are likely to be frequent and plenty.
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Last year’s top five picks consisting of Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Luka Doncic, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Trae Young were part of a class for the ages – for the first time since the 1984-85 season, all five picks made the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
Below is the complete list of all NBA Draft picks in 2019 from No. 1 overall to No. 60.
How many rounds are in the NBA Draft?
The NBA Draft consists of only two rounds, the fewest of the four major North American sports leagues. Start to finish, 60 players will be drafted from the 2019 class.
How is the NBA Draft order determined?
The order of the NBA’s first round is set by a lottery and the NBA’s regular season. The first four picks were determined during May’s draft lottery, won by the Pelicans with a 6.0 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick.
The Grizzlies, Knicks and Lakers filled out pick Nos. 2-4 while the other lottery teams pick in inverse order of the regular-season standings.
Pick Nos. 15-30 in the first round and the entire second round also are determined by regular-season record.
NBA Draft order: Complete list of picks for 2019
|1||New Orleans Pelicans|
|3||New York Knicks|
|4||Los Angeles Lakers*|
|10||Atlanta Hawks (from Dallas)|
|14||Boston Celtics (from Sacramento via Philadelphia)|
|19||San Antonio Spurs|
|20||Boston Celtics (from LA Clippers via Memphis)|
|21||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|25||Portland Trail Blazers|
|26||Cleveland Cavaliers (from Houston)|
|27||Brooklyn Nets (from Denver)|
|28||Golden State Warriors|
|29||San Antonio Spurs (from Toronto)|
*The No. 4 overall pick is part of the reported Anthony Davis trade, which hasn’t been finalized. The Lakers are expected to make the pick on draft day.
|31||Brooklyn Nets (from New York via Philadelphia)|
|33||Philadelphia 76ers (from Cleveland via Orlando and New York)|
|34||Philadelphia 76ers (from Chicago via Los Angeles Lakers)|
|36||Charlotte Hornets (from Washington via Orlando, Denver and Atlanta)|
|38||Chicago Bulls (from Memphis)|
|39||New Orleans Pelicans|
|40||Sacramento Kings (from Minnesota via Portland and Cleveland)|
|41||Atlanta Hawks (from Los Angeles Lakers via Cleveland and Indiana)|
|42||Philadelphia 76ers (from Sacramento via Brooklyn and Milwaukee)|
|43||Minnesota Timberwolves (from Miami via Charlotte)|
|44||Atlanta Hawks (from Charlotte)|
|46||Orlando Magic (from Brooklyn via Memphis and Charlotte)|
|47||Sacramento Kings (from Orlando via New York)|
|48||Los Angeles Clippers|
|49||San Antonio Spurs|
|52||Charlotte Hornets (from Oklahoma City)|
|55||New York Knicks (from Houston)|
|56||Los Angeles Clippers (from Portland via Detroit and Orlando)|
|57||New Orleans Pelicans (from Denver via Milwaukee)|
|58||Golden State Warriors|
|60||Sacramento Kings (from Milwaukee)|