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What You Need To Know About The 2021 NBA Draft

The most awaited NBA Draft 2021 sent almost every basketball fan into a shock. This is because the top NBA teams made drafts that were totally unexpected.

Cade Cunningham was selected by the Detroit Pistons, Jalen Green was selected by the Houston Rockets, and Evan Mobley was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Then, beginning with the fourth choice, mayhem followed, with fascinating picks and draft-night deals stealing the show.

The Toronto Raptors shocked a lot of fans by picking Florida State’s Scottie Barnes with the No. 4 pick, while the Oklahoma City Thunder utilized their high lottery pick, No. 6, to choose Australia’s Josh Giddey as the first international pick of the draft.

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NBA Picks 1-60

For the complete list of the 2021 NBA Draft results: Picks 1-60, please refer to the list below:

First Round

1. Pistons draft Cade Cunningham
2. Rockets draft Jalen Green
3. Cavaliers draft Evan Mobley
4. Raptors draft Scottie Barnes
5. Magic draft Jalen Suggs
6. Thunder draft Josh Giddey
7. Warriors draft Jonathan Kuminga
8. Magic draft Franz Wagner
9. Kings draft Davion Mitchell
10. Pelicans draft Ziaire Williams (officially traded to Grizzlies)
11. Hornets draft James Bouknight
12. Spurs draft Joshua Primo
13. Pacers draft Chris Duarte
14. Warriors draft Moses Moody
15. Wizards draft Corey Kispert
16. Thunder draft Alperen Sengun (officially traded to Rockets)
17. Grizzlies draft Trey Murphy (officially traded to Pelicans)
18. Thunder draft Tre Mann
19. Knicks draft Kai Jones (officially traded to Hornets)
20. Hawks draft Jalen Johnson
21. Knicks draft Keon Johnson (officially traded to Clippers)
22. Lakers draft Isaiah Jackson (officially traded to Pacers via Wizards)
23. Rockets draft Usman Garuba
24. Rockets draft Josh Christopher
25. Clippers draft Quentin Grimes (officially traded to Knicks)
26. Nuggets draft Nah’Shon Hyland
27. Nets draft Cameron Thomas
28. 76ers draft Jaden Springer
29. Suns draft Day’Ron Sharpe (officially traded to Nets)
30. Jazz draft Santi Aldama (officially traded to Grizzlies)

Second Round

31. Bucks draft Isaiah Todd (officially traded to Wizards via Pacers)
32. Knicks draft Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (officially traded to Thunder)
33. Magic draft Jason Preston (officially traded to the Clippers)
34. Thunder draft Rokas Jokubaitis (officially traded to Knicks)
35. Pelicans draft Herbert Jones
36. Thunder draft Miles McBride (officially traded to Knicks)
37. Pistons draft JT Thor (officially traded to Hornets)
38. Bulls draft Ayo Dosunmu
39. Kings draft Neemias Queta
40. Pelicans draft Jared Butler (officially traded to Jazz via Grizzlies)
41. Spurs draft Joe Wieskamp
42. Pistons draft Isaiah Livers
43. Pelicans draft Greg Brown (officially traded to Blazers)
44. Nets draft Kessler Edwards
45. Celtics draft Juhann Begarin
46. Raptors draft Dalano Banton
47. Raptors draft David Johnson
48. Hawks draft Sharife Cooper
49. Nets draft Marcus Zegarowski
50. 76ers draft Filip Petrusev
51. Grizzlies draft BJ Boston (reportedly traded to Clippers via Pelicans)
52. Pistons draft Luka Garza
53. 76ers draft Charles Bassey
54. Pacers draft Sandro Mamukelashvili (officially traded to Bucks)
55. Thunder draft Aaron Wiggins
56. Hornets draft Scottie Lewis
57. Hornets draft Balsa Koprivica (officially traded to Pistons)
58. Knicks draft Jericho Sims
59. Nets draft RaiQuan Gray
60. Pacers draft Georgios Kalaitzakis (officially traded to Bucks)

Upcoming NBA Season

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From Then and Now: Bucks Winning NBA Championship 2021

The Bucks wrapped up their comeback to supremacy after beating the Suns in Game 6 of the NBA finals. The team was led once again by the dominating talent of Giannis Antetokounmpo, known as the Greek Freak who scored 50 points, which was nearly half of his team’s total points. Milwaukee beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on its home court to grab its second NBA championship since 1971.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo

After a phenomenal performance that put an end to the 2021 NBA Finals, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo stated that he agreed to sign his five-year, supermax contract extension early in the season. During the 2013 NBA draft, the Milwaukee Bucks decided to take a chance on a skinny youngster from Greece’s second division for their 15th pick: Giannis Antetokounmpo.  It ended out to be one of the most successful acquisitions in NBA history. Antetokounmpo has emerged as the Bucks’ best player. Then, for the second year in a row, he was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. And now, he’s an NBA champion.

Antetokounmpo had one of the best finals performances in NBA history, scoring 50 points and grabbing 14 rebounds, which is now a playoff career-high. Antetokounmpo used a variety of spin moves and brute effort to get to the hoop, as he has for the majority of his career. On the defensive end, he was a force to be reckoned with, blocking five shots. He even got an improved stat on his free throws, going 17 for 19.

“Don’t let nobody tell you what you can’t be or what you cannot do. People told me I can’t make free throws. I made my free throws tonight. And I’m a freaking champion,” Antetokounmpo said. 

“This should make every person, every kid, anybody around the world to believe in their dreams. I hope I give people around the world from Africa, from Europe, give them hope that it can be done. Eight and a half years ago, before I came into the league, I didn’t know where my next meal would come from. My mom was selling stuff in the street,” Antetokounmpo added in a post-game interview.

Milwaukee Bucks 1971 Championship

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The Milwaukee Bucks won their first and only championship in 1971, sweeping the Baltimore Bullets. Two players led the 1971 Bucks championship. They are were regarded today as among the best in NBA history: Oscar Robertson and Lew Alcindor, who changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar the day after the team won the title.  

Abdul-Jabbar, who was 24 at the time, was in his second season in the league and had already established himself as one of the NBA’s most formidable players. He led the league in scoring with 31.7 points per game, earning the first of his six Most Valuable Player Awards. Meanwhile, Robertson, who was 32 at the time, was nearing the conclusion of his career and moving to a supporting role while still mounting All-Star numbers. Robertson, the 1964 MVP, had just completed a 10-year career with the Cincinnati Royals, becoming the first player to record a triple-double in a single season.

What’s Next?

At the time of writing, there are still no recent and credible NBA rumors 2021 or NBA trade talks. Furthermore, NBA fans can expect a more exciting season now that the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to become a part of the world’s history.

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Basketball Shot on Hoops

Utah Jazz Beat the Grizzlies, 126-110, and Advance to the Second Round

The Utah Jazz is worthy of being the No.1 seed in the Western Conference as they beat the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 of Jazz vs Grizzlies. After their decisive win, they will advance to the second round of the series. 

There was no question that the Jazz would win because it was over as soon as it started. Donovan Mitchell started the game, scoring almost at will. He posted 30 points with 10 assists shooting 11/16 from the field and 5/8 from three.

Donovan Mitchell Determined to Win After Losing Last Playoffs

No one can forget last season’s playoffs when Utah blew a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets. This was what Mitchell had in mind when playing for the first round of the playoff series. He did not want to repeat such history. That’s why even if allergies woke him up every hour a night before the Jazz played in Game 5 of Jazz vs Grizzlies, he focused on starting fast and finishing strong.

This is just what he did as he scored 26 of his 30 points in just the first half, and because of it, Utah was able to eliminate the Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Mitchel also had 10 assists and 6 rebounds in 29 minutes. 

Mike Conley Leaves Game 5 of Jazz vs Grizzlies Due to Injury

With 8:58 left in the second quarter, Conley had to leave because of right hamstring soreness. He had aggravated his right hamstring. He also missed 21 games during the regular season because of his balky hamstring.

In an interview with the media, he stated, “In the first quarter, I felt just the little tug or whatever in my hammy. I made the bench and made the staff aware … but it just kept getting more and more sore as I was running on it so they decided to pull me.”

Conley was discouraged because he worked so hard in training and missed so many games. 

“I’m frustrated, for sure, after … I put a lot of effort into showing up early, staying late, strengthening, running, conditioning, everything,” Conley said.

The fans and punters that supported Utah Jazz from the beginning can now breathe easy as the team will advance to the second round. If you have been keeping up with sports betting news, this won’t come as a surprise. However, if you are still looking for a reliable platform for all of your betting questions and needs, Odds4Sports is the perfect fit for you. They cover a wide range of sports and markets that punters like you can explore and bet on. Create an account with them today!