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Open Thread: 2021 NBA Draft

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The Blazers have no picks, but often make draft-night moves. Let’s hang out and watch the festivities.

2021 NBA Draft Photo by Michelle Farsi/NBAE via Getty Images

Update (9:00 pm): Portland selected UT’s Greg Brown with the 43rd pick in the second round, acquired from New Orleans for a future second round pick.

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I don’t know about you, but the NBA Draft is comfort food for me. So I’m going old-school and running tonight’s open thread. Let’s hang out for what may be a really exciting, or dreadfully boring, NBA Draft. At least from a Blazers perspective.

Television: ESPN [First Round Will Also Air Live on ABC]
Start Time: 5:00 pm PDT [Live coverage starts at 4:30 pm]

Here is the draft order as of Thursday morning (via the NBA’s site). Transactions involving the Blazers are italicized. There have been a few trades today that are not yet reflected here.

First Round

1. Detroit - Cade Cunningham

2. Houston - Jalen Green

3. Cleveland - Evan Mobley

4. Toronto - Scottie Barnes

5. Orlando - Jalen Suggs

6. Oklahoma City - Josh Giddey

7. Golden State (from Minnesota) - Jonathan Kuminga

8. Orlando (from Chicago) - Franz Wagner

9. Sacramento - Davion Mitchell

10. New Orleans - Ziaire Williams

11. Charlotte - James Bouknight

12. San Antonio - Joshua Primo

13. Indiana - Chris Duarte

14. Golden State - Moses Moody

15. Washington - Corey Kispert

16. Oklahoma City (from Boston) - Alperen Şengün

17. Memphis - Trey Murphy III

18. Oklahoma City (from MIA via LAC, PHI, and PHX) - Tre Mann

19. New York - Kai Jones

20. Atlanta - Jalen Johnson

21. New York (from Dallas) - Keon Johnson

22. Los Angeles Lakers - Isaiah Jackson

23. Houston (from Portland) - Usman Garuba

24. Houston (from Milwaukee) - Josh Christopher

25. LA Clippers - Quentin Grimes

26. Denver - Nah’Shon Hyland

27. Brooklyn - Cameron Thomas

28. Philadelphia - Jaden Springer

29. Phoenix - Day’Ron Sharpe

30. Utah - Santi Aldama

Second Round

Available via Wikipedia.

Hang out and chat about tonight’s events, and debate your rooting interests.

Tonight’s rules:

  1. Don’t be a doofus.
  2. The definition of “doofus” is 100% within my discretion.