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Gameday Thread: 2015 NBA Draft

Continuing the chat into a second post, as the Blazers will shortly add a new player to the red and black.

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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

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

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the New York Knicks will send Tim Hardaway to the Atlanta Hawks.

19. Washington Wizards -- Jerian Grant, Notre Dame

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore explains the Jerian Grant situation.

So far, the Twitterverse is liking this move by the New York Knicks.

20. Toronto Raptors -- Delon Wright, Utah

21. Dallas Mavericks -- Justin Anderson, Virginia

Is Rondae Hollis-Jefferson going to be the Blazers' guy?

22. Chicago Bulls -- Bobby Portis, Arkansas

The tension is building. Even Yahoo Sports' expert draft predictor Adrian Wojnarowski has yet to report the Blazers' pick.

23. Portland Trail Blazers -- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona

Don't get too comfortable, Blazers fans. Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Blazers are considering trading Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

24. Cleveland Cavaliers -- Tyus Jones, Duke

Per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Tyus Jones will be shipped to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Wojnarowski also reports that Minnesota will send two second-round picks to Cleveland.

25. Memphis Grizzlies -- Jarell Martin, LSU

According to USA Today's Sam Amick, the Minnesota Timberwolves will also send the Cavaliers a 2019 second-round pick in the Tyus Jones deal.

26. San Antonio Spurs -- Nikola Milutinov, Serbia

27. Los Angeles Lakers (From Houston Rockets) -- Larry Nance Jr., Wyoming

28. Boston Celtics (From Los Angeles Clippers) -- R.J. Hunter, Georgia State

29. Brooklyn Nets (From Atlanta Hawks) -- Chris McCullough, Syracuse

In recent Blazers news, it appears that point guard Damian Lillard already has a gift prepared for new teammate Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

30. Golden State Warriors -- Kevon Looney, UCLA

If you're interested in following the second round of the NBA draft, you can check out SB Nation's pick-by-pick draft coverage. Feel free to continue any discussions in the comments section!