After much fanfare, the 2019 NBA Draft came and went, and the Atlanta Hawks once again were one of the biggest storylines of the night.
How insane was the Canadian boom, on Thursday night in particular?
"New Yorkers, I'm here".
Take that in for a minute.
"It's awesome to be Canadian".
"It means a lot", Morant said.
"That's why I've got my Canadian flags on this side of my jacket". "It's sad that he can't be here to see it but I'm just very happy". In addition, Svi Mykhailiuk was named to the All-NBA Summer League Second Team. Reddish's clutch shot capped off a 23 point performance from the freshman and his season high on the year was 27 points on the road against North Carolina.
"It's given it a chance, opportunity". "I can't wait to play in Madison Square Garden". They clearly did not get an offer they'd liked and were comfortable with Barrett.
"She taught me growing up, and whenever I needed something, she would do everything in her power just to get it for me and my brothers", Williamson said. The nephew of Dikembe Mutombo, who has a ton of family members in Canada, was the 27th pick. "It's not hard to find me if you want to get it".
"Yeah, I probably will hit him up".
"I don't think it's a feeling I can really describe". The Southeastern Conference was second with 12 picks and six first-rounders. Williamson was the No. 1 pick in Thursday's draft, and Barrett was selected No. 3 overall. But the 2019 draft seems to be a bit different. Four went in the first round, also a record.
RJ Barrett is officially a New York Knick.
This year, the Hawks traded up with the New Orleans Pelicans in a rather surprising move.
Brandon Clarke - No 21 pick by Memphis (via trade). 6-foot-10 F/C from Burlington, ON, out of Florida State (Sophomore).
Last year's summer league in Las Vegas set records for attendance, viewership and online traffic across the NBA's social and digital platforms.