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Gameday Thread: 2015 NBA Draft

Who do the Portland Trail Blazers select? Who will be the top pick? Your questions are about to be answered.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the NBA Draft is finally upon us. The fun begins at 4:00pm PST on ESPN, when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will take the stage to host the second draft of his tenure. The first pick takes place at 4:35.

Your Portland Trail Blazers currently have the 23rd pick in the first round. They do not have a second-round pick. With yesterday's trading of Nicolas Batum, and current rumors swirling about LaMarcus Aldridge planning to leave in free agency, we will see if the draft continues an eventful past 24 hours for the Blazers.

It's time to sit back and see what Blazers General Manager Neil Olshey has in store. You can use this thread to discuss draft picks, rumors, and other topics in the comments section. Draft selections will be updated as they happen.

Also, if you're just joining us and are wondering what madness has been occurring in the NBA world today, head over to our draft rumors and trades thread for both Blazers and league news. From now on, rumors regarding teams trading picks or players will be posted below in the draft order section as they surface.

Below is the draft order of this year's NBA Draft:

1. Minnesota Timberwolves -- Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky

2. Los Angeles Lakers -- D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State

3. Philadelphia 76ers -- Jahlil Okafor, Duke

Before Philadelphia made its pick, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took a moment to honor the life of Harvey Pollack, a statistician for the 76ers who was the founder of many NBA statistical categories and had been the only person to work for the NBA since its inaugural 1946-47 season. Pollack passed away on June 23, 2015 at the age of 93.

4. New York Knicks -- Kristaps Porzingis, Latvia

5. Orlando Magic -- Mario Hezonja, Croatia

Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Phoenix wants to move up and has Frank Kaminsky on its radar.

6. Sacramento Kings -- Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky

7. Denver Nuggets -- Emmanuel Mudiay, China

Sports Illustrated's Jake Fischer offers an explanation for why Duke's Justise Winslow is sliding in the draft.

8. Detroit Pistons -- Stanley Johnson, Arizona

Will the Charlotte Hornets trade their pick?

According to TNT's David Aldridge, Boston is the last team in contention to move up to the ninth pick.

9. Charlotte Hornets -- Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Indiana is interested in taking Myles Turner with the 11th pick, and is also looking to trade center Roy Hibbert.

10. Miami Heat -- Justise Winslow, Duke

11. Indiana Pacers -- Myles Turner, Texas

Could the Oklahoma City Thunder move up to No. 12?

12. Utah Jazz -- Trey Lyles, Kentucky

ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the Milwaukee Bucks are poised to get Greivis Vasquez in a trade with the Toronto Raptors.

13. Phoenix Suns -- Devin Booker, Kentucky

Here's an update from ESPN's Marc Stein on the details of the potential Milwaukee-Toronto trade.

According to TNT's David Aldridge, the Atlanta Hawks are not expected to keep their No. 15 pick.

14. Oklahoma City Thunder -- Cameron Payne, Murray State

Looks like Greivis Vasquez to the Milwaukee Bucks is a done deal, per Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports.

15. Atlanta Hawks (From Brooklyn Nets) -- Kelly Oubre Jr., Kansas

Per CBS NBA insider Ken Berger, Kelly Oubre Jr. is on his way to Washington.

16. Boston Celtics -- Terry Rozier, Louisville

17. Milwaukee Bucks -- Rashad Vaughn, UNLV

Is Portland zeroing in on Arizona's Rondae Hollis-Jefferson?

18. Houston Rockets (From New Orleans Pelicans) -- Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

19. Washington Wizards

20. Toronto Raptors

21. Dallas Mavericks

22. Chicago Bulls

23. Portland Trail Blazers

24. Cleveland Cavaliers

25. Memphis Grizzlies

26. San Antonio Spurs

27. Los Angeles Lakers (From Houston Rockets)

28. Boston Celtics (From Los Angeles Clippers)

29. Brooklyn Nets (From Atlanta Hawks)

30. Golden State Warriors