A guide to draft night
Value backcourt winners, expectations for Daniel Orton and much more
This will be my eighth year doing the NBA draft for ESPN Radio; as such, I feel it's my duty to inform the viewing public -- and NBA general managers -- of the "do" and "do not" basics of the evening.
Do prepare to wear a baseball hat; do not get comfortable as sometimes guys will change teams three times before the night is over.
Do expect the fellas in the green room to be the called first, but do not be surprised if the top 10 European players are scattered in the stands waiting for their name to be called, whereupon they will step over whole rows of seats to shake the commissioner's (or deputy commissioner's) hand.
But seriously, there is more. Using the last couple years as reference, here are the do and do nots for tonight's draft:
Covering college hoops and eight straight NBA drafts, Doug Gottlieb has plenty of tips on what teams should do tonight. To get all that knowledge yourself -- sleepers, busts, value picks and more -- you must be an ESPN Insider.
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