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Reporters Will Not Reveal NBA Draft Picks on Social Media

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Reporters from ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, and Turner Sports will not tip picks ahead of the television broadcast, according to Alex Putterman of Awful Announcing.

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The experience of watching the NBA Draft will be a bit different this year. In the past, news-breakers sharing picks on social media in advance of the actual selection was widely expected, with social media often several selections ahead of the television broadcast. But ahead of this year’s draft, ESPN employees have been instructed to refrain from revealing picks on social media before they’re announced at Thursday’s draft, according to Alex Putterman of Awful Announcing.

Putterman also reports that other NBA partners, including Turner Sports and Yahoo! Sports, will also not tip picks during the draft.

The Portland Trail Blazers have the No. 24 overall pick in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft.