NBA Draft 2023: Wembanyama is the 1st pick

by | Jun 23, 2023 | Basketball

In the NBA Draft event held on Thursday in New York, teams made their selections. French player Victor Wembanyama, standing at an impressive 2.25 meters tall, was considered the favorite to be chosen by the San Antonio Spurs, who had the first pick in the draft and confirmed their decision to recruit the talented athlete. Following that, the Charlotte Hornets selected forward Brandon Miller.

Center Victor Wembanyama will be the standout player for the San Antonio Spurs in the 2023/24 season and, interestingly, will be the tallest player in the league. Spurs fans closely followed the selection at the AT&T Center in Texas and celebrated enthusiastically at the announcement. Wembanyama’s arrival promises to bring high expectations and excitement to the Texas-based fanbase.

The Portland Trail Blazers chose Scoot Henderson as their draft pick. The guard, who came from the G League Ignite, will join Damian Lillard on the team. The Houston Rockets selected twin Amen Thompson, while his brother, Ausar Thompson, was chosen by the Detroit Pistons.

Furthermore, the Orlando Magic opted for Anthony Black, who will join Paolo Banchero, the first pick in the 2022 draft. With the seventh pick, Bilal Coulibaly was selected by the Indiana Pacers but will be traded to the Washington Wizards. Following that, the Wizards announced the selection of Jarace Walker, who will be transferred to the Indiana Pacers.

Here is the order of selections in the 2023 NBA Draft:

San Antonio Spurs – Victor Wembanyama
Charlotte Hornets – Brandon Miller
Portland Trail Blazers – Scoot Henderson
Houston Rockets – Amen Thompson
Detroit Pistons – Ausar Thompson
Orlando Magic – Anthony Black
Washington Wizards (via Indiana Pacers) – Bilal Coulibaly
Indiana Pacers (via Washington Wizards) – Jarace Walker
Utah Jazz – Taylor Hendricks
Oklahoma City Thunder (via Dallas Mavericks) – Cason Wallace
Orlando Magic (via Chicago Bulls) – Jett Howard
Dallas Mavericks (via Oklahoma City Thunder) – Dereck Livelly
Toronto Raptors – Gradey Dick
New Orleans Pelicans – Jordan Hawkins
Atlanta Hawks – Kobe Bufkin
Utah Jazz (via Minnesota Timberwolves) – Keyonte George
Los Angeles Lakers – Jalen Hood-Schifino
Miami Heat – Jaime Jaquez Jr
Golden State Warriors – Brandin Podziemski
Houston Rockets (via Los Angeles Clippers) – Cam Whitmore
Brooklyn Nets (via Phoenix Suns) – Noah Clowney
Brooklyn Nets – Dariq Whitehead
Portland Trail Blazers (via New York Knicks) – Kris Murray
Dallas Mavericks (via Sacramento Kings) – Olivier-Maxence Prosper
Detroit Pistons (via Boston Celtics) – Marcus Sasser
Indiana Pacers (via Cleveland Cavaliers) – Ben Sheppard
Charlotte Hornets (via Denver Nuggets) – Nick Smith Jr
Utah Jazz (via Philadelphia 76ers) – Brice Sensabaugh
Denver Nuggets (via Indiana Pacers) – Julian Strawther
Los Angeles Clippers (via Milwaukee Bucks) – Kobe Brown
Detroit Pistons
Denver Nuggets (via Indiana Pacers)
San Antonio Spurs
Charlotte Hornets (via Philadelphia 76ers)
Washington Wizards (via Portland Trail Blazers)
Orlando Magic
Oklahoma City Thunder (via Washington Wizards)
Sacramento Kings (via Indiana Pacers)
Charlotte Hornets (via Utah Jazz)
Indiana Pacers (via Denver Nuggets)
Charlotte Hornets (via Oklahoma City Thunder)
Washington Wizards (via Chicago Bulls)
Portland Trail Blazers (via Atlanta Hawks)
San Antonio Spurs (via Toronto Raptors)
Memphis Grizzlies (via Minnesota Timberwolves)
Atlanta Hawks (via New Orleans Pelicans)
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers
Cleveland Cavaliers (via Golden State Warriors)
Oklahoma City Thunder (via Miami Heat)
Brooklyn Nets
Phoenix Suns
Minnesota Timberwolves (via New York Knicks)
Sacramento Kings
Indiana Pacers (via Cleveland Cavaliers)
Memphis Grizzlies (duas escolhas, via Chicago Bulls e Philadelphia 76ers)
Washington Wizards (via Boston via Charlotte)
Milwaukee Bucks

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