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2019 NBA Draft Day Open Thread

I will continue updating this open thread with the latest news, rumors, and deals.

All of the players that have worked out with Toronto can be found here:

Raptors News & Rumors…

Thursday

  • The Raptors selected Dewan Hernandez of the University of Miami with the 59th pick.
    • Hernandez was ineligible to play for the entirety of the 2018-19 collegiate season.

Prior to Thursday

  • Kawhi Leonard has confirmed… that he will be eating desserts and drinking alcohol for the entirety of this off-season.

Non-Raptors News & Rumors…

Thursday

  • News
    • The Suns have sent the No. 6 pick to the Timberwolves for Dario Saric and the No. 11 pick.
    • The Pelicans have sent Solomon Hill, the No. 4 pick, the No. 57 pick, and a future second round pick to the Hawks for the No. 8 pick, the No. 17 pick, the No. 35 pick, and Cleveland’s heavily protected 2020 first round pick.
    • The Hawks have sent the No. 41 pick to the Warriors for a 2024 second round pick and cash considerations.
    • The Suns have sent T.J. Warren and the No. 32 pick to the Pacers for cash considerations.
  • Rumors
    • The Thunder are shopping the No. 21 pick and much of their roster in hopes of achieving cap relief. They are deeeeep in the tax with $146 million on the books currently.
    • Per Jackie MacMullan, the Celtics were pushing hard to trade for the No. 4 pick before it went to the Hawks. Hate to see it.
    • The Cavaliers are openly shopping the No. 5 pick.

Prior to Thursday

  • News
    • The Lakers have sent Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, the No. 4 pick, a 2021 protected first-round pick, and two future unprotected first-round picks to the Pelicans for Anthony Davis.
    • The Jazz have sent Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen, the No. 23 pick, and a 2020 protected first-round pick to the Grizzlies for Mike Conley.
    • The Nets have sent Allen Crabbe, the No. 17 pick, and a 2020 protected first-round pick to the Hawks for Taurean Prince and a 2021 second round pick.
    • The Bucks have sent Tony Snell and the No. 30 pick to the Pistons for Jon Leuer.
    • The Hawks have sent the No. 44 pick to the Heat for a future conditional second round pick and cash considerations.
  • Rumors
    • There has been heavy suggestions that the Pelicans are dangling the No. 4 pick in exchange for a proven, quality young player. They have also been using the No. 4 pick to aggressively leapfrog the Knicks and nab R.J. Barrett, however it will be unlikely that the Grizzlies will be swayed from their spot.

Canadian Player Updates…

Thursday

  • R.J. Barrett has been selected third overall by the New York Knicks.
  • Nikeil Alexander-Walker has been selected 17th overall by the New Orleans Pelicans.
  • Brandon Clarke has been selected 21st overall by the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Mfiondu Kanbengele has been selected 27th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Ignas Brazdeikis has been selected 47th overall by the New York Knicks.

Prior to Thursday

Keep an eye on this page throughout the day! Also, the Raptors are the NBA champions.

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