NBA Draft 2021: Latest Draft Picks, Odds, and Newsby John Lepore July 20, 2021 0 comments
The 75th edition of the NBA Draft is about two weeks away now. It will be held on 29th July 2021 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. You will witness the 2021 NBA Drafts on ESPN and just the first round on ABC. The 2021 Edition of the Draft is the first to be held in July after the inaugural Draft, conducted by the Basketball Association of America(BAA) in the year of 1947.
On July 29th, 2021, the NBA Draft will go through 60 total selections in 2 rounds, with Detroit Pistons having the first pick.
88 Candidates have requested the NBA to remove themselves from the list of “early entry” players to be selected in the NBA Draft 2021 presented by State Farm. With the withdrawal deadline of 5 PM ET on July 19, the comprehensive list of all the additional players who wish to be removed from the “early entry” players list will be eligible for the 2021 NBA Draft Selection.
What? 2021 NBA Drafts
Where? Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
When? July 29, 2021
1st Pick? Detroit Pistons
NBA Draft 2021 Odds- 1st Overall Pick
Cade Cunningham -10000
Jalen Green +1000
Evan Mobley +1500
Jalen Suggs +2000
Jonathan Kuminga +3000
Scottie Barnes +5000
Keon Johnson +5000
Looking at the NBA Odds by Fanduel, Cade Cunningham is the favorite for the first pick going into the 2021 NBA Draft. He has proved his worth in his time at the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The smooth combo guard has faced high competition in the Big 12 with a 20.1 points average in the Power Five Conference. That is excellent as a freshman. Although he has had his ups and downs, looking at the overall performance, we can’t see why Cade Cunningham isn’t at the top, if not one of the top picks for the NBA Drafts 2021.
The other two notable names going into the NBA Draft are Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga, who we saw in the NBA G League. Both players are an excellent fit for the NBA, considering their dominance in the G League.
Green is primarily great in his offensive game and high-level athleticism. He ended up being one of the absolute best in the NBA G League.
Although Kuminga didn’t have the best season with ups and downs in the G League, he was known for his NBA-ready athleticism. That is what sets him apart from the rest. But there might arise questions about his scoring efficiency.
NBA Draft 2021 Picks
The 2021 NBA Draft Order has been set with the Detroit Pistons going for the 1st pick, followed by the Houstons Rockets. The Draft will have a total of 60 selections for two rounds, 30 in each round.
Detroit is most likely to pick Cade Cunningham. He is, in the eyes of most teams, the best player due to his deadly combination of size, power, court vision, and two-way versatility. Most likely, the Detroit Pistons will go with Cunningham leaving Houston Rockets with Jalen Green, who happens to be one of the most explosive prospects in the NBA Drafts 2021. Green seems to be a prospect the Houstons need to build around for the long term.
Jonathan Kuminga is also one of the excellent prospects with experience in the NBA G League. The Orlando Magic will most likely draft Kuminga with the 5th pick after Evan Mobley and Jalen Suggs get drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors respectively. Kuminga will probably be the youngest player in the Top 5 picks at only 18 years old. The first couple of picks are prominent for now, but we have to wait until July 29.
With the NBA Drafts 2021 getting closer, the prospects might have nervousness and excitement through the roof. The teams are also in full energy for the draft. It won’t be until July 29th when we witness the top prospects being picked in a total of 60 selections.
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