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

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