The 2018 NBA draft was held on June 21, 2018, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur United States college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. It was televised nationally by ESPN. This draft was the last to use the original weighted lottery system that gave teams near the bottom of the NBA draft better odds at the top three picks of the draft while teams higher up had worse odds in the process; the rule was agreed upon by the NBA on September 28, 2017, but would not be implemented until the 2019 draft. It was also considered the final year where undrafted college underclassmen were forced to begin their professional careers early; on August 8, 2018, the NCAA announced that players who declared for the NBA draft and were not selected would have the opportunity to return to their school for at least another year. With the last year of what was, at the time, the most recent lottery system (with the NBA draft lottery being held in Chicago instead of in New York), the Phoenix Suns won the first overall pick on May 15, 2018, with the Sacramento Kings at the second overall pick and the Atlanta Hawks at third overall pick. The Suns' selection was their first No. 1 overall selection in franchise history. They used the selection on the Bahamian center Deandre Ayton from the nearby University of Arizona.
This draft was also notable for its lack of draft-day trades involving NBA veterans. An average of more than five veterans per year were traded on the day of the last three drafts, but this draft was the first since 2003 in which no such trades were announced. At the end of the 2018-19 season the top 5 picks from the draft were picked as the All-Rookie 1st Team, the first time this had happened since the 1984 draft.
|2018 NBA draft|
|Date(s)||June 21, 2018|
|Location||Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York|
|Network(s)||ESPN, Yahoo Sports|
|60 total selections in 2 rounds|
|First selection||Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns|
|*||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team|
|+||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game|
|x||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team|
|#||Denotes player who never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game|
|~||Denotes player who has been selected as Rookie of the Year|
|Rnd.||Pick||Player||Pos.||Nationality[n 1]||Team||School / club team|
|1||1||Deandre Ayton||C||Bahamas||Phoenix Suns||Arizona (Fr.)|
|1||2||Marvin Bagley III||PF||United States||Sacramento Kings||Duke (Fr.)|
|1||3||PG/SF||Slovenia||Atlanta Hawks (traded to Dallas)[a]||Real Madrid (Spain)|
|1||4||Jaren Jackson Jr.||PF||United States||Memphis Grizzlies||Michigan State (Fr.)|
|1||5||Trae Young||PG||United States||Dallas Mavericks (traded to Atlanta)[a]||Oklahoma (Fr.)|
|1||6||Mohamed Bamba||C||United States||Orlando Magic||Texas (Fr.)|
|1||7||Wendell Carter Jr.||C||United States||Chicago Bulls||Duke (Fr.)|
|1||8||Collin Sexton||PG||United States||Cleveland Cavaliers (from Brooklyn via Boston)[A]||Alabama (Fr.)|
|1||9||Kevin Knox||SF||United States||New York Knicks||Kentucky (Fr.)|
|1||10||Mikal Bridges||SF||United States||Philadelphia 76ers (from L.A. Lakers via Phoenix;[B] traded to Phoenix[b])||Villanova (Jr.)|
|1||11||Shai Gilgeous-Alexander||PG||Canada||Charlotte Hornets (traded to the L.A. Clippers)[c]||Kentucky (Fr.)|
|1||12||Miles Bridges||SF||United States||Los Angeles Clippers (from Detroit,[C] traded to Charlotte)[c]||Michigan State (So.)|
|1||13||Jerome Robinson||SG||United States||Los Angeles Clippers||Boston College (Jr.)|
|1||14||Michael Porter Jr.#||SF||United States||Denver Nuggets||Missouri (Fr.)|
|1||15||Troy Brown Jr.||SF||United States||Washington Wizards||Oregon (Fr.)|
|1||16||Zhaire Smith||SG||United States||Phoenix Suns (from Miami;[D] traded to Philadelphia[b])||Texas Tech (Fr.)|
|1||17||Donte DiVincenzo||SG||United States||Milwaukee Bucks||Villanova (So.)|
|1||18||Lonnie Walker||SG||United States||San Antonio Spurs||Miami (Fr.)|
|1||19||Kevin Huerter||SG||United States||Atlanta Hawks (from Minnesota)[E]||Maryland (So.)|
|1||20||Josh Okogie||SG|| United States
|Minnesota Timberwolves (from Oklahoma City via Utah)[F]||Georgia Tech (So.)|
|1||21||Grayson Allen||SG||United States||Utah Jazz||Duke (Sr.)|
|1||22||Chandler Hutchison||SF/SG||United States||Chicago Bulls (from New Orleans)[G]||Boise State (Sr.)|
|1||23||Aaron Holiday||PG||United States||Indiana Pacers||UCLA (Jr.)|
|1||24||Anfernee Simons||SG||United States||Portland Trail Blazers||IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida; HSPg.)|
|1||25||Moritz Wagner||PF||Germany||Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland via Portland and Cleveland)[H]||Michigan (Jr.)|
|1||26||Landry Shamet||PG||United States||Philadelphia 76ers||Wichita State (So.)|
|1||27||Robert Williams||PF/C||United States||Boston Celtics||Texas A&M (So.)|
|1||28||Jacob Evans||SG||United States||Golden State Warriors||Cincinnati (Jr.)|
|1||29||Džanan Musa||SF||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Brooklyn Nets (from Toronto)[I]||Cedevita Zagreb (Croatia)|
|1||30||Omari Spellman||PF||United States||Atlanta Hawks (from Houston via L.A. Clippers)[J]||Villanova (Fr.)|
|2||31||Élie Okobo||PG||France||Phoenix Suns||Pau-Lacq-Orthez (France)|
|2||32||Jevon Carter||PG||United States||Memphis Grizzlies||West Virginia (Sr.)|
|2||33||Jalen Brunson||PG||United States||Dallas Mavericks||Villanova (Jr.)|
|2||34||Devonte' Graham||PG||United States||Atlanta Hawks (traded to Charlotte)[d]||Kansas (Sr.)|
|2||35||Melvin Frazier||SF||United States||Orlando Magic||Tulane (Jr.)|
|2||36||Mitchell Robinson||C||United States||New York Knicks (from Chicago via Oklahoma City)[K]||Chalmette HS (Chalmette, Louisiana; HS Sr.)[n 3]|
|2||37||Gary Trent Jr.||SG||United States||Sacramento Kings (traded to Portland)[e]||Duke (Fr.)|
|2||38||Khyri Thomas||SG||United States||Philadelphia 76ers (from Brooklyn,[L] traded to Detroit)[f]||Creighton (Jr.)|
|2||39||Isaac Bonga||SF||Germany||Philadelphia 76ers (from New York[M], traded to the L.A. Lakers)[N]||Frankfurt Skyliners (Germany)|
|2||40||Rodions Kurucs||SF||Latvia||Brooklyn Nets (from L.A. Lakers via Orlando and Toronto)[O][I]||FC Barcelona Lassa (Spain)|
|2||41||Jarred Vanderbilt||SF||United States||Orlando Magic (from Charlotte via Memphis and Phoenix,[P][Q] traded to Denver)[g]||Kentucky (Fr.)|
|2||42||Bruce Brown Jr.||SG||United States||Detroit Pistons||Miami (So.)|
|2||43||Justin Jackson#||SF||Canada||Denver Nuggets (from L.A. Clippers via Philadelphia and New York,[R][M][S] traded to Orlando)[g]||Maryland (So.)|
|2||44||Issuf Sanon#||PG||Ukraine||Washington Wizards||Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia)|
|2||45||Hamidou Diallo||SG||United States||Brooklyn Nets (from Milwaukee,[T] traded to Oklahoma City via Charlotte)||Kentucky (Fr.)|
|2||46||De'Anthony Melton||SG||United States||Houston Rockets (from Miami via Memphis)[P][U]||USC (So.)|
|2||47||Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk||SG||Ukraine||Los Angeles Lakers (from Denver via Utah and Chicago)[V][W]||Kansas (Sr.)|
|2||48||Keita Bates-Diop||SF||United States||Minnesota Timberwolves||Ohio State (Jr.)|
|2||49||Chimezie Metu||PF||United States||San Antonio Spurs||USC (Jr.)|
|2||50||Alize Johnson||PF||United States||Indiana Pacers||Missouri State (Sr.)|
|2||51||Tony Carr#||PG||United States||New Orleans Pelicans (from New Orleans via Miami, New Orleans and Chicago)[X][G]||Penn State (So.)|
|2||52||Vincent Edwards||SF||United States||Utah Jazz (traded to Houston)[h]||Purdue (Sr.)|
|2||53||Devon Hall#||SG||United States||Oklahoma City Thunder||Virginia (Sr.)|
|2||54||Shake Milton||PG||United States||Dallas Mavericks (from Portland via Denver,[Y][S] traded to Philadelphia)[i]||SMU (Jr.)|
|2||55||Arnoldas Kulboka#||SF||Lithuania||Charlotte Hornets (from Cleveland via Philadelphia and Brooklyn)[Z][L][AA]||Orlandina Basket (Italy)[n 4]|
|2||56||Ray Spalding||PF||United States||Philadelphia 76ers (traded to Dallas)[i]||Louisville (Jr.)|
|2||57||Kevin Hervey#||PF||United States||Oklahoma City Thunder (from Boston)[AB]||Texas-Arlington (Sr.)|
|2||58||Thomas Welsh||C||United States||Denver Nuggets (from Golden State)[V]||UCLA (Sr.)|
|2||59||George King||SG||United States||Phoenix Suns (from Toronto)[AC]||Colorado (Sr.)|
|2||60||Kostas Antetokounmpo||SF/PF||Greece||Philadelphia 76ers (from Houston,[AD] traded to Dallas)[i]||Dayton (Fr.)|
These players were not selected in the 2018 NBA draft, but have played at least one game in the NBA.
|Jaylen Adams||PG||United States||St. Bonaventure (Sr.)|
|Deng Adel||SF|| South Sudan
|Rawle Alkins||PG/SG||United States||Arizona (So.)|
|Joe Chealey||PG||United States||College of Charleston (Sr.)|
|Chris Chiozza||PG||United States||Florida (Sr.)|
|Gary Clark||PF||United States||Cincinnati (Sr.)|
|Bonzie Colson||PF||United States||Notre Dame (Sr.)|
|Marcus Derrickson||SF||United States||Georgetown (Jr.)|
|Tyler Davis||C||Puerto Rico||Texas A&M (Jr.)|
|Ángel Delgado||C||Dominican Republic||Seton Hall (Sr.)|
|Trevon Duval||PG||United States||Duke (Fr.)|
|Drew Eubanks||PF/C||United States||Oregon State (Jr.)|
|Brandon Goodwin||PG||United States||Florida Gulf Coast (Sr.)|
|Donte Grantham||F||United States||Clemson (Sr.)|
|Haywood Highsmith||SF||United States||Wheeling Jesuit (Sr.)|
|B. J. Johnson||SG||United States||La Salle (Sr.)|
|Jemerrio Jones||SF||United States||New Mexico State (Sr.)|
|Zach Lofton||SG||United States||New Mexico State (Sr.)|
|Daryl Macon||PG/SG||United States||Arkansas (Sr.)|
|J. P. Macura||SG||United States||Xavier (Sr.)|
|Yante Maten||PF||United States||Georgia (Sr.)|
|Theo Pinson||SG/SF||United States||North Carolina (Sr.)|
|Cameron Reynolds||SG||United States||Tulane (Sr.)|
|Duncan Robinson||SG/SF||United States||Michigan (Sr.)|
|Brandon Sampson||SG||United States||LSU (Jr.)|
|Jared Terrell||SG||United States||Rhode Island (Sr.)|
|Emanuel Terry||PF||United States||Lincoln Memorial (Sr.)|
|Allonzo Trier||SG||United States||Arizona (Jr.)|
|Yuta Watanabe||SF||Japan||George Washington (Sr.)|
|Johnathan Williams||PF||United States||Gonzaga (Sr.)|
|Kenrich Williams||SF||United States||TCU (Sr.)|
The invitation-only NBA Draft Combine was held in Chicago from May 16 to 20. The on-court element of the combine took place on May 18 and 19. A total of 69 players were invited for the NBA Draft Combine, with two top talents in Deandre Ayton and Luka Dončić declining invitations for the event this year, with the latter player being involved with the 2018 EuroLeague Final Four at the time. Both mystery man Mitchell Robinson and Chandler Hutchison would remove themselves from the event at the last minute, although two other players would enter the event instead of them, leaving the proper number of official participants at 69. At the end of the draft deadline for international players, 12 players that entered the NBA Draft Combine that year ultimately withdrew from the NBA Draft, with 11 players returning to college and Brian Bowen planning on playing professionally before trying another NBA Draft instead.
The NBA draft lottery took place during the playoffs on May 15, 2018. This year will be the last time it uses what was originally the updated system for the NBA draft lottery to upgrade draft odds for teams in the lower regions of the NBA. Starting in 2019 onward, the newer updated draft lottery will give the bottom 3 teams equal odds for the No. 1 pick, while some of the teams higher up the NBA draft would get an increased chance for a top-four pick instead of a top-three pick like in this year, thus hoping to discourage teams from potentially losing games on purpose for higher draft picks (and potentially better talent in the process). There were also two tiebreakers involved for lottery odds this season; the first involved the Dallas Mavericks having one more result favoring them having the No. 1 pick over the Atlanta Hawks after splitting the odds together, while the second tiebreaker had the Chicago Bulls splitting odds with the Sacramento Kings, resulting in the Bulls having slightly better odds on their end in the process. Funnily enough, both of the teams mentioned that lost the tiebreakers would wind up being in the Top 3 at the end of the NBA draft lottery. Furthermore, the Hawks would trade their Top 3 selection to Dallas for their selection in the draft instead.
|Denotes the actual lottery result|
|New York Knicks||29–53||17||.017||.020||.024||—||—||—||—||—||.813||.122||.004||.000||—||—|
|Los Angeles Lakers2[›]||35–47||11||.011||.013||.016||—||—||—||—||—||—||.870||.089||.002||.000||—|
|Los Angeles Clippers||42–40||6||.006||.007||.009||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||.960||.018|
^ 1: The Brooklyn Nets' pick was automatically conveyed to the Cleveland Cavaliers this year.[A]
^ 2: The Los Angeles Lakers' pick was conveyed to the Philadelphia 76ers since the pick turned unprotected for them this year and wasn't in the Nos. 2-5 range.[B]
^ 3: The Detroit Pistons' pick was conveyed to the Los Angeles Clippers since it was outside the top 4.[C]
The draft is conducted under the eligibility rules established in the league's 2017 collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with its player's union. The previous CBA that ended the 2011 lockout instituted no immediate changes to the draft, but called for a committee of owners and players to discuss future changes.
The NBA has since expanded the draft combine to include players with remaining college eligibility (who, like players without college eligibility, can only attend by invitation).
Players who are not automatically eligible have to declare their eligibility for the draft by notifying the NBA offices in writing no later than 60 days before the draft. For the 2018 draft, the date fell on April 22. After that date, "early entry" players are able to attend NBA pre-draft camps and individual team workouts to show off their skills and obtain feedback regarding their draft positions. Under the CBA a player may withdraw his name from consideration from the draft at any time before the final declaration date, which is 10 days before the draft. Under current NCAA rules, players had until May 30 (10 days after the draft combine) to withdraw from the draft and retain college eligibility.
A player who has hired an agent forfeits his remaining college eligibility regardless of whether he is drafted.
A record-high 236 underclassed draft prospects (i.e., players with remaining college eligibility) had declared by the April 22 deadline, with 181 of these players being from college. The names listed here mean that they hired an agent, or had announced that they planned to do so before the night of the draft. At the end of the deadline, 77 players declared their intentions to enter the draft with an agent (with one player announcing his entry after the deadline) while 100 players announced their return to college for at least one more season. Meanwhile, Matur Maker, Brian Bowen, Micah Seaborn and Tavarius Shine did not enter the draft after letting their deadlines to retain college eligibility expire. These players instead decided to enter in 2019 via either the NBA G League or another professional league.
International players that had declared this year and did not previously declare in another prior year can drop out of the draft about 10 days before the draft begins on June 11. Initially, there were 55 players who originally expressed interest in entering the 2018 draft, one of which was a player who came directly out of high school from Canada. However, by the end of the deadline, 43 of those players (including the aforementioned Canadian high schooler) would ultimately pull their names out of the draft, leaving only 11 true international players entering the NBA Draft this year (the NBA link mentions LiAngelo Ball as an international player in the loosest sense of the word, but not Billy Preston there). Combining both the number of players listed previously and both LiAngelo Ball and Billy Preston as automatically eligible underclassmen under unique situations, the total number of underclassmen rounds out to 90 overall players.
Players who do not meet the criteria for "international" players are automatically eligible if they meet any of the following criteria:
Players who meet the criteria for "international" players are automatically eligible if they meet any of the following criteria:
|LiAngelo Ball||Vytautas Prienai–Birštonas (Lithuania)||Removed himself from UCLA in 2017.|||
|Darin Johnson||Delaware 87ers (NBA G League)||Left Cal State Northridge in 2017;
playing professionally since 2017–18 season.
|Billy Preston||Igokea Laktaši (Bosnia & Herzegovina)||Removed himself from Kansas in 2018.|||
|Maverick Rowan||Lakeland Magic (NBA G League)||Left NC State in 2017;
playing professionally since 2017–18 season.
Prior to the day of the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of draft picks between the teams below.
Draft-day trades occurred on June 21, 2018, the day of the draft.
The NBA annually invites around 15–20 players to sit in the so-called "green room", a special room set aside at the draft site for the invited players plus their families and agents. When their names are called, the player leaves the room and goes up on stage. Other players who are not invited are allowed to attend the ceremony. They sit in the stands with the fans and walk up on stage when (or if) they are drafted. On June 15, 2018, 19 total players were announced as invites for the NBA Draft that year (all of whom coming out of college this year), while potential top 3 pick Luka Dončić was initially not invited to the event due to the Liga ACB Finals potentially extending through the draft. On June 19, ESPN reported that Dončić would attend the draft after all, following Real Madrid's championship victory the previous night, extending the list to 20 players. The following players (listed alphabetically) were confirmed as invites for the event this year:
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2018–19 NBA season by team