Live Blog: 2015 NBA Draft First Round

The 2015 NBA Draft is upon us as all 30 NBA teams try to improve their rosters tonight. Some teams will find cornerstone players, others will find steals late, and some unfortunately will make a mistake that will cost their teams wins. Stay with us as we provide live updates and comments on the picks and trades.

Welcome to the 2015 NBA Draft. The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the board.

1. Minnesota- Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Kentucky

No Surprise here, Towns is the man the T'Wolves needed and they got him.

2. L.A. Lakers- D'Angelo Russell, PG, Ohio State

The Lakers gamble and take the guard over the center in Okafor. Philly's phones must be ringing off the hook.

3. Philadelphia- Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke

The Sixers take the best player available, but he might be traded. Sit tight on this pick.

4. New York- Kristaps Porzingis, PF, Sevilla/International

The Knicks go after another international shooter like Bargnani, but they hope he brings more to the table.

5. Orlando- Mario Hezonga, SG/SF, Barcelona/International

Young, talented wing with an attitude will be a strong pick for the Magic.

6. Sacramento- Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky

The Kings pick up the rim protector they need. I wonder if he'll ever play with Boogie Cousins.

7. Denver- Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, Guangdong/International

The Nuggets take the best player available and also draft a possible replacement for Ty Lawson.

8. Detroit- Stanley Johnson, SF, Arizona

The Pistons land one of the best if not THE best small forward in the draft. Great pick for the Pistons.

9. Charlotte- Frank Kaminsky, C, Wisconsin

Kaminsky could be headed to Phoenix, so this isn't a done deal just yet.

10. Miami- Justise Winslow, SF, Duke

The Heat get a steal in Winslow, who could have easily been a top five pick.

11. Indiana- Myles Turner, C, Texas

Well, this tells us what the Pacers think of Roy Hibbert's future with the team. Expect Hibbert to be traded tonight.

12. Utah- Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky

Lyles has great potential but the Jazz are loaded at the four, so this is an odd pick.

13. Phoenix- Devin Booker, SG, Kentucky

The Suns pick up the best pure shooter in the draft. Booker needs to get stronger, but he's the youngest player coming out, so he has time to fill out.

14. Oklahoma City- Cameron Payne, PG, Murray State

After trading Reggie Jackson last season, the Thunder had a hole at guard, and they waste no time filling that hole with the talented sophomore out of Murray State.

15. Atlanta (From Brooklyn)- Kelly Oubre Jr., SF, Kansas

Atlanta takes the proverbial "best player on the board" (I don't see it) in Oubre, an athletic small forward with ability but maybe not the right mentality to last in the NBA.

**Oubre traded to Washington for #19 pick

16. Boston-Terry Rozier, PG, Louisville

Surprising pick by the Celtics; how many guards do you need? This makes me think they are making a trade with another guard, maybe Avery Bradley.

17. Milwaukee- Rashad Vaughn, SG, UNLV

Young talented shooting guard will help the Milwaukee offense eventually, but he's only 18, so Bucks fans will have to be patient with him. The Bucks continue to add talent.

18. Houston-Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin

Rocket fans are going to love Dekker, the talented small forward out of Wisconsin. Dekker will bring some of the skills they lost when Chandler Parsons left for Dallas.

19. Washington- Jerian Grant, PG, Notre Dame

**Traded to New York Knicks; Washington acquires Kelly Oubre, Atlanta acquires Tim Hardaway Jr. in three-team deal.

Three teams get what they want; the Hawks add a good player off the bench, the Wizards get the talented young small forward, and the Knicks get a strong passing point guard in Jerian Grant.

20. Toronto-Delon Wright, PG, Utah

The Bob Cousy Award winner is a good pick for the Raptors, backing up at the point and shooting guard positions. Good scorer, passer, and excellent defender.

21. Dallas- Justin Anderson, SF, Virginia

The Mavs pick up an excellent defender who also improved greatly on offense in 2014-15. Good pickup for Dallas.

22. Chicago- Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas

Good pick by the Bulls as they add yet another talented big to their roster. Pau Gasol isn't getting any younger, so planning ahead and drafting Portis is a smart move by Chicago.

23. Portland- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF, Arizona

The Blazers add one of the best lockdown defenders in the draft. Portland is going to look different next season.

24. Cleveland- Tyus Jones, PG, Duke

The Cavs draft a point guard that will provide quality minutes off the bench; this is a steal for the Eastern Conference Champs.

**Jones has been traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 31 and 36 picks

25. Memphis- Jarell Martin, SF/PF, LSU

Memphis adds a super athletic big man that can play the three or the four. Memphis always seems to do a good job in the draft.

26. San Antonio- Nikola Milutinov, C, Partizan/International

The Spurs love European players and once again they take a Serbian center with good ability.

27. L.A. Lakers- Larry Nance Jr., PF, Wyoming

Strong defender but on the smaller side for a power forward. He has a 7'1 wingspan which helps him a lot.

28. Boston- R.J. Hunter, SG, Georgia State

Boston might have reached at 16, but they get a steal at 28 as R.J. Hunter, arguably the best shooter in the draft, slips to them. The Celtics are one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the NBA so Hunter will have a chance to earn minutes as a rookie.

29. Brooklyn (From Atlanta)- Chris McCullough, PF, Syracuse

The Nets add a talented big man from the Orangemen. McCullough will be in the rotation if Brooklyn continues forward with their rebuilding plan.

30. Golden State- Kevon Looney, PF, UCLA

The Champion Warriors add a talented young power forward out of UCLA. With David Lee on the way out, Looney may earn some minutes as a rookie.


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