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2018 NBA Draft Open Thread & How to Watch

Tonight we find out where Purdue’s seniors are going.

NBA: Lottery Draft Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7pm ET


Streaming: WatchESPN

Draft Order:

  1. Phoenix Suns
  2. Sacramento Kings
  3. Atlanta Hawks
  4. Memphis Grizzlies
  5. Dallas Mavericks
  6. Orlando Magic
  7. Chicago Bulls
  8. Cleveland Cavaliers
  9. New York Knicks
  10. Philadelphia 76ers
  11. Charlotte Hornets
  12. Los Angeles Clippers
  13. Los Angeles Clippers
  14. Denver Nuggets
  15. Washington Wizards
  16. Phoenix Suns
  17. Milwaukee Bucks
  18. San Antonio Spurs
  19. Atlanta Hawks
  20. Minnesota Timberwolves
  21. Utah Jazz
  22. Chicago Bulls
  23. Indiana Pacers
  24. Portland Trail Blazers
  25. Los Angeles Lakers
  26. Philadelphia 76ers
  27. Boston Celtics
  28. Golden State Warriors
  29. Brooklyn Nets
  30. Atlanta Hawks

Draft night is here. Purdue could have a player drafted for the third consecutive season if any of Vince Edwards, Dakota Mathias, or Isaac Haas get drafted. Of course, none of them are a 7’2” Bulgarian that once hit a 3-pointer, so that basically means they have no chance of going in the second round.

Still, they are decorated and accomplished four-year players that have a legitimate shot at a pro career. While seeing any of them go in the first round would be a big surprise, Vince has a strong chance at being a second round role player with the right team. Dakota has had great workouts according to all reports and could be a poor man’s Kyle Korver. Haas has great size and a wonderful offensive skillset as an old school center.

At worst, all three will get a summer league look somewhere. P.J. Thompson might even get a summer league look, though he seems more likely to be headed to Europe. At best, all three get their names called somewhere tonight as they end their Purdue journeys and begin lives as pros.

My HOT TAEK: The Pacers take either Vince or Dakota at the No. 53 spot.