Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; A general view of the stage after the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NBA Draft: Boston Celtics Draft Day Survival Guide!

It’s here, Boston Celtics fans!!

The 2014 NBA Draft is finally upon us, along with all the hopes, wishes, dreams, unreal expectations, potential angry outbursts, and certain drunkenness that go hand-in-hand with the big day!


Cleveland is still thinking it should keep that first draft pick, eh?  How quaint!

And entirely idiotic.

In order to help you make sense of today, I have whipped up this handy little survival guide.  No – don’t thank me yet!  Wait until the day is done, and you’re still one of the survivors.

What: The 2014 NBA Draft

When: Coverage begins at 7 p.m. Eastern Time

Where: ESPN

Live Stream: WATCH ESPN

How it Works: The NBA Draft is unique, in that, out of the “Big 4″ of American professional sports (MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA), the NBA draft is the only one that requires one evening to complete.  There are only two rounds in the NBA Draft, as compared to MLB’s 40, and the 7 rounds that make up both the NFL and NHL drafts.

There will be a total of 60 picks made tonight – barring trades, this will be the order of tonight’s draft, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Rnd. Pick Team
1 1 Cleveland Cavaliers
1 2 Milwaukee Bucks
1 3 Philadelphia 76ers
1 4 Orlando Magic
1 5 Utah Jazz
1 6 Boston Celtics
1 7 Los Angeles Lakers
1 8 Sacramento Kings
1 9 Charlotte Hornets (from Detroit)9
1 10 Philadelphia 76ers (from New Orleans)10
1 11 Denver Nuggets
1 12 Orlando Magic (from New York via Denver)12
1 13 Minnesota Timberwolves
1 14 Phoenix Suns
1 15 Atlanta Hawks
1 16 Chicago Bulls (from Charlotte)16
1 17 Boston Celtics (from Brooklyn)17
1 18 Phoenix Suns (from Washington)18
1 19 Chicago Bulls
1 20 Toronto Raptors
1 21 Oklahoma City Thunder (from Dallas via L.A. Lakersand Houston)21
1 22 Memphis Grizzlies
1 23 Utah Jazz (from Golden State)23
1 24 Charlotte Hornets (from Portland)24
1 25 Houston Rockets
1 26 Miami Heat
1 27 Phoenix Suns (from Indiana)27
1 28 Los Angeles Clippers
1 29 Oklahoma City Thunder
1 30 San Antonio Spurs
2 31 Milwaukee Bucks
2 32 Philadelphia 76ers
2 33 Cleveland Cavaliers (from Orlando)33
2 34 New York Knicks (from Boston via Dallas)34
2 35 Utah Jazz
2 36 Milwaukee Bucks (from L.A. Lakers via Phoenix andMinnesota)36
2 37 Toronto Raptors (from Sacramento)37
2 38 Detroit Pistons
2 39 Philadelphia 76ers (from Cleveland)39
2 40 Minnesota Timberwolves (from New Orleans)40
2 41 Denver Nuggets
2 42 Houston Rockets (from New York)42
2 43 Atlanta Hawks
2 44 Minnesota Timberwolves44
2 45 Charlotte Hornets
2 46 Washington Wizards
2 47 Philadelphia 76ers (from Brooklyn via Boston andDallas)47
2 48 Milwaukee Bucks (from Toronto via Phoenix)48
2 49 Chicago Bulls
2 50 Phoenix Suns
2 51 New York Knicks (from Dallas)51
2 52 Philadelphia 76ers (from Memphis via Cleveland)52
2 53 Minnesota Timberwolves (from Golden State)53
2 54 Philadelphia 76ers (from Houston via Milwaukee)54
2 55 Miami Heat
2 56 Denver Nuggets (from Portland)56
2 57 Indiana Pacers
2 58 San Antonio Spurs (from L.A. Clippers via New Orleans)58
2 59 Toronto Raptors (from Oklahoma City via New York)59
2 60 San Antonio Spurs

As you can see, the Boston Celtics will pick twice tonight, each time in the first round.  The Celtics own the sixth pick in the draft, which is the highest the Celtics have picked since they drafted Jeff Green fifth back in 2007.  Remember – he was traded immediately as part of the deal that brought Kevin Garnett to Titletown . . . only to be traded back to the Celtics by the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson.

The Celtics also hold the seventeenth pick in the draft, and with many players who could have been top ten players in previous drafts expected to left on the board at this point, Boston stands to be a stronger team when it is all said and done tonight.

We’ll be providing you with more draft-day coverage than you could possibly want or need all day long here at Hardwood Houdini, so keep checking in, and make sure you follow us on Twitter @houdiniceltics!  Let’s go, Boston!

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