It is not often that you are eating dumplings in Chinatown at 3 a.m. on a Friday morning and learn that Kosta Koufos has been traded, but that true story only just added to the bizzarro nature of the 2013 Draft — the craziest draft night I have ever witnessed in more than 20 years of covering them.
When was the last time David Stern got a standing ovation? (Ever?)
When was the last time two Future Hall of Famers got traded to the team hosting the draft, yet the host team could not speak publicly about it? (That would be a never).
When was the last time the NBA executives and attorneys in the draft room learned who was being picked next not from the team making the pick, but from a reporter (props to Woj) who tweeted nearly every pick several minutes before they were announced? (That would be a never, too, and I expect a fine structure to be developed for any team that leaks its pick prior to the official announcement. The NBA was really pissed about Woj scooping the folks manning the draft hotline phones.)
At one point during the night, someone tweeted at Woj: “When and How will I die?
There were 16 trades made, the two biggest of which (Boston-Brooklyn and Philadelphia-New Orleans) will not become official until July 10.
Here is a rundown of all of them:
Brooklyn acquires Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry from Boston for Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Keith Bogans and three No. 1 picks – 2014, 2016 and 2018, plus a pick-swap option with the Nets in 2017.
Philadelphia acquires draft rights to No. 6 pick Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first-round pick from New Orleans for Jrue Holiday and the rights to No. 46 pick Pierre Jackson.
Memphis acquired Kosta Koufos from Denver for Darell Arthur and the rights to No. 55 pick Joffrey Lauvergne.
Utah Jazz acquire draft rights to No. 9 pick Trey Burke from Minnesota for draft rights to No. 14 Shabazz Muhammed and No. 21 Gorgui Dieng.
Boston Celtics acquire No. 13 pick Kelly Olynyk from Dallas for rights to No. 16 pick Lucas Nogueira (later traded to Atlanta.)
Atlanta Hawks acquire rights to No. 16 pick Lucas Nogueira and No. 44 pick Mike Muscala from Dallas for rights to No. 18 pick Shane Larkin, No. 44 pick Mike Muscala and Jared Cunningham.
Minnesota traded Malcolm Lee and draft rights to No. 26 pick Andre Roberson (later traded to Oklahoma City) to Golden State for cash and a 2014 second-round pick.
Golden State traded draft rights to No. 26 pick Andre Roberson to Oklahoma City for draft rights to No. 29 pick Archie Goodwin (later traded to Phoenix) and cash.
Phoenix Suns acquire Malcolm Lee and draft rights to Archie Goodwin from Golden State for rights to No. 30 pick Nemanja Nedovic
Utah acquired the draft rights to No. 27 pick Rudy Gobert from Denver for cash and the rights to No. 46 pick Erick Green.
Portland acquired the draft rights to No. 31 pick Allen Crabbe from Cleveland for two future second-round picks.
Dallas acquired the draft rights to No. 43 pick Ricky Ledo from Milwaukee for a future second-round draft pick.
Boston acquired draft rights to No. 53 pick Colton Iverson from Indiana for cash.
Washington acquired draft rights to No. 35 pick Glen Rice Jr. from Philadelphia for draft rights to No. 38 pick Nate Wolters and No. 54 pick Arsalan Kazemi.
Oklahoma City acquired the draft rights to No. 40 pick Grant Jerrett from Portland for cash.
Miami acquired the draft rights to No. 50 pick James Ennis from Atlanta for a future second-round pick.