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The much-anticipated 2023 NBA draft has arrived, with the proceedings set to take place Thursday evening beginning at 6 p.m. MT.

French phenom Victor Wembanyama is all but certain to go No. 1 overall to the San Antonio Spurs, but after that there are plenty of unknowns.

The Utah Jazz are primed to have a busy evening, as they enter the draft holding the Nos. 9, 16 and 28 picks in the first round of the two-round draft.

Follow along here for regular updates as the draft unfolds.

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Utah Jazz select Taylor Hendricks with No. 9 pick of 2023 NBA draft
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Draft order:

  1. San Antonio Spurs: Victor Wembanyama, France: The most anticipated draft prospect since LeBron James 20 years ago, the expectations on Wembanyama couldn’t be higher.
  2. Charlotte Hornets: Brandon Miller, Alabama: There was debate until the end about whether this pick would be Miller or guard Scoot Henderson, but the Hornets went with the player who has been compared to Paul George.
  3. Portland Trail Blazers: Scoot Henderson, G League Ignite: Long considered the second-best prospect in the draft after Wembanyama, Henderson will join Damian Lillard in Portland’s backcourt.
  4. Houston Rockets: Amen Thompson, Overtime Elite: Widely considered the most athletic player in the draft, Thompson also has playmaking ability.
  5. Detroit Pistons: Ausar Thompson, Overtime Elite: The second Thompson twin, Ausar is considered the better shooter but not quite the athlete.
  6. Orlando Magic: Anthony Black, Arkansas: A 6-foot-7 point guard, Black is an excellent floor general and defender, although there are questions about whether or not he’ll be able to shoot.
  7. Indiana Pacers (traded to Washington): Bilal Coulibaly, France: Wembanyama’s club teammate in France, Coulibaly is by far the biggest riser up the draft board in recent days. He is unproven but has great athletic tools to build from.
  8. Washington Wizards (traded to Indiana) Jarace Walker, Houston: Walker is known to be very skilled offensively and a very good defender, but his athleticism is limited.
  9. Utah Jazz: Taylor Hendricks, UCF: A late bloomer, the 6-foot-9, 210-pound Hendricks is athletic, a good 3-point shooter and a good defender.
  10. Dallas Mavericks (traded to Oklahoma City): Cason Wallace, Kentucky: Like Black, Wallace is an excellent defender, but he is an unproven floor general.
  11. Orlando Magic: Jett Howard, Michigan: The son of former NBA player and current Michigan coach Juwan Howard, Jett Howard was seen as a lottery-level prospect a few months ago, but the 11th pick is higher than has been expected recently.
  12. Oklahoma City Thunder (traded to Dallas): Dereck Lively II, Duke: The top high school player in his class, Lively wasn’t originally seen as a lottery-level prospect but impressed during the recent predraft process with his ability to protect the rim and shoot from the outside.
  13. Toronto Raptors: Gradey Dick, Kansas: A great 3-point shooter, Dick averaged 14.1 points on 40.3% 3-point shooting in his freshman season at Kansas.
  14. New Orleans Pelicans: Jordan Hawkins, UConn: Part of UConn’s 2023 national championship team, Hawkins’ shooting ability has been proven on college basketball’s biggest stage.
  15. Atlanta Hawks: Kobe Bufkin, Michigan: Bufkin’s sophomore season saw him assume an increased role, averaging 14 ppg, 4.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists.
  16. Utah Jazz: Keyonte George, Baylor: The 6-foot-4, 185 pound guard scored the second-most points ever by a Baylor freshman, averaging 15.3 points per game.
  17. Los Angeles Lakers: Jalen Hood-Schifino, Indiana: A tall point guard at 6-foot-5, Hood-Schifino was a somewhat divisive prospect during the predraft process, as he’s a good playmaker but a questionable shooter.
  18. Miami Heat: Jaime Jaquez, UCLA: A very solid glue guy, Jaquez wasn’t expected to be drafted this highly, but he fits the Heat’s culture very well.
  19. Golden State Warriors: Brandin Podziemski, Santa Clara: A relative unknown in college, Podziemski impressed during the predraft process and was pegged by quite a few prognosticators as a Warriors target.
  20. Houston Rockets: Cam Whitmore, Villanova: Whitmore was widely seen as a top 5-10 talent, but injury concerns reportedly scared many teams away.
  21. Brooklyn Nets: Noah Clowney, Alabama: An athletic big man, Clowney fills a need for the Nets with the first of their two consecutive picks.
  22. Brooklyn Nets: Dariq Whitehead, Duke: An elite recruit coming out of high school, Whitehead has dealt with severe injuries over the past year, but he is a big, athletic guard.
  23. Portland Trail Blazers: Kris Murray, Iowa: The twin of Sacramento Kings forward Keegan Murray, Kris Murray plays much like his brother in terms of being fundamentally sound.
  24. Sacramento Kings (traded to Dallas): Olivier-Maxence Prosper, Marquette: Another major riser during the predraft process recently, Prosper is an athletic big man who can rebound.
  25. Boston Celtics (traded to Detroit): Marcus Sasser, Houston: An older prospect, Sasser had an accomplished collegiate career and could be in position to be an immediate contributor.
  26. Indiana Pacers: Ben Sheppard, Belmont: A sharpshooter, Sheppard is yet another player who burst onto the first-round scene during the predraft process in recent months.
  27. Charlotte Hornets: Nick Smith Jr., Arkansas: An elite high school recruit, Smith dealt with injuries in his lone college season, which led to him dropping in the draft.
  28. Utah Jazz: Brice Sensabaugh, Ohio State: Sensabaugh is a big wing at 6-foot-6 and 235 pounds who showed to be a great scorer in one collegiate season.
  29. Denver Nuggets: Julian Strawther, Gonzaga: A long wing, Strawther is a good scorer who is headed to the NBA champions.
  30. LA Clippers: Kobe Brown, Missouri: Brown is the final pick of the first round, a big body at 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds.


31. Boston Celtics (traded to Charlotte Hornets): James Nnaji, Nigeria.

32. Denver Nuggets: Jalen Pickett, Penn State.

33. Minnesota Timberwolves: Leonard Miller, G League Ignite.

34. Boston Celtics (traded to Sacramento): Colby Jones, Xavier.

35. Washington Wizards (traded to Chicago): Julian Phillips, Tennessee.

36. Orlando Magic (traded to Milwaukee): Andre Jackson Jr., UConn.

37. Oklahoma City Thunder (traded to Denver): Hunter Tyson, Clemson.

38. Sacramento Kings: Jordan Walsh, Arkansas.

39. Charlotte Hornets: Mouhamed, Gueye, Washington State.

40. Sacramento Kings (traded to Lakers): Maxwell Lewis, Pepperdine.

41. Charlotte Hornets: Amari Bailey, UCLA.

42. Washington Wizards: Tristan Vukcevic, Greece.

43. Portland Trail Blazers: Rayan Rupert, France.

44. San Antonio Spurs: Sidy Cissoko, G League Ignite.

45. Memphis Grizzlies: GG Jackson, South Carolina.

46. Atlanta Hawks: Seth Lundy, Penn State.

47. Indiana Pacers: Mojave King, G League Ignite.

48. LA Clippers: Jordan Miller, Miami.

49. Cleveland Cavaliers: Emoni Bates, Eastern Michigan.

50. Oklahoma City Thunder: Keyontae Johnson, Kansas State.

51. Brooklyn Nets: Jalen Wilson, Kansas.

52. Phoenix Suns: Toumani Camara, Dayton.

53. Minnesota Timberwolves: Jaylen Clark, UCLA.

54. Sacramento Kings: Jalen Slawson, Furman.

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55. Indiana Pacers: Isaiah Wong, Miami.

56. Memphis Grizzlies: Tarik Biberovic, Turkey.

57. Golden State Warriors: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana.

58. Milwaukee Bucks: Chris Livingston, Kentucky.

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