2021 NBA Draft Recap: Picks 1-60 and Draft Day Trades

Published July 30, 2021 at 3:49

The 2021 NBA draft is the 75th edition of the draft where National Basketball Association teams take turns selecting amateur United States college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. It was held last night, July 29, 2021 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

As expected the Detroit Pistons made Cade Cunnigham as the top pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. Jalen Green went no. 2 to Houston Rockets. The Cleveland Cavaliers select Evan Mobley at no. 3 while Scottie Barnes and Jalen Suggs went no. 4 and 5, respectively.

Oklahoma City Thunder surprised everyone by picking Josh Giddey at no. 6. Golden State Warriors snatched Jonathan Kuminga at no. 7 and Moses Moody at no. 14. Franz Wagner was picked by the Magic at no. 8.

Sacramento Kings used their pick to draft Davion Mitchell at no. 9 while Memphis Grizzlies got a tall guard in Ziaire Williams at no. 10.

San Antonio Spurs shocked everybody by picking Joshua Primo at no. 12. Primo was expected to be picked late in the first round or early in the second round. Indiana Pacers had Chris Duarte at no. 13.

The Charlotte Hornets have been wheeling and dealing last night, picking James Bouknight at no. 11 and trading for Knicks 19th pick to get Kai Jones and getting Mason Plumlee and the 37th pick from the Detroit Pistons.

2021 NBA Draft Recap and Trades:

First Round
1. Cade Cunningham - Detroit Pistons
2. Jalen Green - Houston Rockets
3. Evan Mobley - Cleveland Cavaliers
4. Scottie Barnes - Toronto Raptors
5. Jalen Suggs - Orlando Magic
6. Josh Giddey - Oklahoma City Thunder
7. Jonathan Kuminga - Golden State Warriors
8. Franz Wagner - Orlando Magic
9. Davion Mitchell - Sacramento Kings
10. Ziaire Williams - Memphis Grizzlies from New Orleans Pelicans
11. James Bouknight - Charlotte Hornets
12. Joshua Primo - San Antonio Spurs
13. Chris Duarte - Indiana Pacers
14. Moses Moody - Golden State Warriors
15. Corey Kispert - Washington Wizards
16. Alperen Sengun - Houston Rockets from OKC Thunder
17. Trey Murphy - New Orleans Pelicans from Memphis Grizzlies
18. Tre Mann - OKC Thunder
19. Kai Jones - Charlotte Hornets from New York Knicks
20. Jalen Johnson - Atlanta Hawks
21. Keon Johnson - LA Clippers from New York Knicks
22. Isaiah Jackson - Indiana Pacers from Washington Wizards via LA Lakers
23. Usman Garuba - Houston Rockets
24. Josh Christopher - Houston Rockets
25. Quentin Grimes - New York Knicks from LA Clippers
26. Nah'Shon Hyland - Denver Nugets
27. Cameron Thomas - Brooklyn Nets
28. Jaden Springer - Philadelphia 76ers
29. Day'Ron Sharpe - Brooklyn Nets from Phoenix Suns
30. Santi Aldama - Memphis Grizzlies from Utah Jazz

Second Round
31. Isaiah Todd - Washington Wizards from Milwaukee Bucks via Indiana Pacers
32. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl - OKC Thunder from New York Knicks
33. Jason Preston - LA Clippers from New York Knicks
34. Rokas Jokubaitis - New York Knicks from OKC Thunder
35. Herbert Jones - New Orleans Pelicans
36. Miles McBride - New York Knicks from OKC Thunder
37. JT Thor - Charlotte Hornets from Detroit Pistons
38. Ayo Dosunmu - Chicago Bulls
39. Neemias Queta - Sacramento Kings
40. Jared Butler Utah Jazz from New Orleans Pelicans via Memphis Grizzlies
41. Joe Wieskamp - San Antonio Spurs
42. Isaiah Livers - Detroit Pistons
43. Greg Brown - Portland Trail Blazers from New Orleans Pelicans
44. Kessler Edwards - Brooklyn Nets
45. Juhann Begarin - Boston Celtics
46. Dalano Banton - Toronto Raptors
47. David Johnson - Toronto Raptors
48. LSharife Cooper - Atlanta Hawks
49. Marcus Zegarowski - Brooklyn Nets
50. Filip Petrusev - Philadelphia 76ers
51. BJ Boston LA Clippers from Memphis Grizzlies via New Orleans Pelicans
52. Luka Garza - Detroit Pistons
53. Charles Bassey - Philadelphia 76ers
54. Sandro Mamukelashvili - Milwaukee Bucks from Indiana Pacers
55. Aaron Wiggins - OKC Thunder
56. Scottie Lewis - Charlotte Hornets
57. Balsa Koprivica - Detroit Pistons from Charlotte Hornets
58. Jericho Sims - New York Knicks
59. RaiQuan Gray - Brooklyn Nets
60. Georgios Kalaitzakis - Milwaukee Bucks from Indiana Pacers


-The New Orleans Pelicans traded Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, the No. 10 pick, the No. 40 pick, and a protected 2022 first-round pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for Jonas Valanciunas, the No. 17 pick, and the No. 51 pick.

-The Brooklyn Nets traded Landry Shamet to the Phoenix Suns for Jevon Carter and the No. 29 pick.

-The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Ricky Rubio, a 2022 second-round pick, and cash to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Taurean Prince.

-The Detroit Pistons traded Mason Plumlee and the No. 37 pick to the Charlotte Hornets for the No. 57 pick.

-The Washington Wizards traded Russell Westbrook and 2 future second-round picks to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell, and the No. 22 pick.
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