The 2021 NBA draft is finally underway as 60 players will see their lives changed in a massive way.
The Detroit Pistons have the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, and Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham is projected to be the best No. 1 pick in this class.
The Los Angeles Lakers had the No. 22 overall pick but traded it away in a blockbuster move that has Russell Westbrook returning to the city he grew up in.
Barring any trades, the Lakers don’t have any picks this year.
This is the full draft results as it happens live, with trades and other details also listed:
No.1: Pistons take Cade Cunningham
With the No. 1 overall pick, the Detroit Pistons chose guard Cade Cunningham. As a freshman at Oklahoma State, he averaged 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1,6 steals on 43.8 percent shooting overall and 40 percent shooting from the perimeter.
No. 2: Rockets take Jalen Green
With the No. 2 overall pick, the Houston Rockets chose guard Jalen Green. Green played for the G League Ignite squad instead of collegiate basketball. In his lone season, he averaged 17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.5 steals. He shot 46.1 percent overall and 36.5 percent from 3-point range.
No. 3: Cavaliers take Evan Mobley
The Cleveland Cavaliers picked center Evan Mobley at No. 3. In his lone season at USC, Mobley averaged 16.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 57.8 percent from the field.
No. 4: Raptors take Scottie Barnes
At No. 4, the Toronto Raptors selected forward Scottie Barnes. Touted as one of the elite defenders in this class, Barnes played one season at Florida State where he averaged 10.3 points, 4.1 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals on 50.3 percent shooting.
No. 5: Magic take Jalen Suggs
At No. 5, the Orlando Magic chose guard Jalen Suggs. The 6'4" freshman from Gonzaga averaged 14.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.9 steals. He shot 50.3 percent overall and 33.7 percent from 3-point range.
No. 6: Thunder take Josh Giddey
At No. 6, the Oklahoma City Thunder selected 6'8" guard Josh Giddey from the NBL in Australia. In 28 games, he averaged 10.9 points, 7.5 assists and 7.4 rebounds. He made 42.7 percent of his overall field goals and 29.3 percent of his 3-pointers.
No. 7: Warriors take Jonathan Kuminga
The Golden State Warriors chose forward Jonathan Kuminga from the G League Ignite. The 18-year-old averaged 15.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting 38.7 percent overall and 24.6 percent from 3-point range.
No. 8: Magic take Franz Wagner
With their second pick in the top 10, the Magic chose forward Franz Wagner of Michigan. The 6'9" sophomore averaged 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks while shooting 47.7 percent overall and 34.3 percent from 3-point range.
No. 9: Kings take Davion Mitchell
With the No. 9 overall pick, the Sacramento Kings grabbed Davion Mitchell from Baylor. The 6'2" guard played three college seasons and most recently averaged 14.0 points, 5.5 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.9 steals while shooting 51.1 percent overall and 44.7 percent from deep.
No. 10: Grizzlies take Ziaire Williams
After trading up a few days before the draft, the Memphis Grizzlies chose forward Ziaire Williams from Stanford. The 6'8" freshman averaged 10.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists while shooting 37.4 percent overall and 29.1 percent from the perimeter.
No. 11: Hornets take James Bouknight
At No. 11, the Charlotte Hornets picked guard James Bouknight from Connecticut. The 6'5" sophomore averaged 18.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals on 44.7 percent shooting overall and 29.3 percent from deep.
No. 12: Spurs take Joshua Primo
At No. 12, the San Antonio Spurs took guard Joshua Primo from Alabama. One of the youngest players in this class, he averaged 8.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists while shooting 43.1 percent overall and 38.1 percent from deep.
No. 13: Pacers take Chris Duarte
The Indiana Pacers took Chris Duarte from Oregon at No. 13. One of the oldest players in the draft, Duarte averaged 17.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.9 steals while shooting 53.2 percent overall and 42.4 percent from deep.
No. 14: Warriors take Moses Moody
The Warriors took wing Moses Moody from Arkansas at No. 14 after taking Kuminga at No. 7. Moody averaged 16.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals on 42.7 percent shooting overall and 35.8 percent from deep in his only season.
No. 15: Wizards take Corey Kispert
At No. 15, the Washington Wizards drafted Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert. Kispert played four seasons at Gonzaga and as a senior, he put up 18.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists on 52.9 percent shooting overall and 44 percent from 3-point range.
No. 16: Rockets take Alperen Sengun
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Rockets traded future two first-round picks to the Oklahoma City Thunder to acquire this pick. Houston drafted Turkish center Alperen Sengun, who averaged 19.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.3 steals on 64.6 percent field-goal shooting.
No. 17: Pelicans take Trey Murphy III
The Pelicans moved back to No. 17 after trading No. 10 and additional pieces to the Grizzlies. With the 17th pick, the Pelicans chose forward Trey Murphy III from Virginia. The 6'9" forward averaged 11.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists while shooting 50.3 percent overall and 43.3 percent from deep.