Otago Daily Times
NBA draft to be online
Basketball: The NBA draft will be an onlineonly affair on November 18, the league and ESPN announced yesterday.
The firstround selections will be revealed by NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the secondround picks will be unveiled by deputy commissioner Mark Tatum, with both men at ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut.
Players will be shown throughout the broadcast through video connections.
Draft experts believe 1.96m Georgia guard Anthony Edwards, 2.01m point guard LaMelo Ball and 2.13m centre James Wiseman are the top prospects. Ball played professionally in Lithuania and New Zealand before he became eligible for the NBA draft. Wiseman briefly played for the University of Memphis before eligibility issues caused him to leave school. — Field Level Media