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2019 NBA G League Draft: What You Need to Know

By Keith Schlosser | October 16, 2019

The 2019 NBA G League Draft is set to take place on Saturday, October 26th beginning at 1 PM ET. This year’s draft will feature four rounds of selections, amounting to 112 total picks between 28 NBA G League teams.

Here’s what you need to know about the event.

How can I follow the draft?

NBAGLeague.com, the NBA G League App and @NBAGLeague social platforms will provide live coverage on draft day, including pick-by-pick results.

Which players are eligible to get drafted?

Every fall, 100+ players are signed by the league office and placed in the NBA G League Draft pool, including NBA and NBA G League vets, international pros and prospects, undrafted rookies and NBA G League National Tryout players. Players must be 18 years old to be eligible for the NBA G League Draft, as opposed to the NBA’s age minimum of 19.

Players are eligible to be selected in the 2019 NBA G League Draft if they signed a contract with the NBA G League by Oct. 21 (for players who weren’t in NBA training camps) or Oct. 24 (for players who were in NBA training camps) and their rights are not held by an NBA G League team. Players who participated in NBA Training Camp and were designated as affiliate players are not draft-eligible.  They are allocated directly to the NBA team’s NBA G League affiliate.

Many of the top picks arrive days before the draft after either arriving from overseas or being waived by NBA teams.

Who are the best players who have been selected in the draft in the past?

Notable players selected in previous NBA G League Drafts include Robert Covington (2014/No. 1/Grand Rapids Drive), James Johnson (2013/No. 2/Rio Grande Valley Vipers), Shelvin Mack (2012/No. 4/Maine Red Claws), Jamaal Tinsley (2011/No. 1/South Bay Lakers), Smush Parker (2008/No. 12/Rio Grande Valley Vipers) and Chris “Birdman” Andersen, the NBA G League’s first-ever draft pick and No. 1 overall selection in the inaugural 2001 draft.

Most recently, Alen Smailagic (2018/No.4/South Bay Lakers) went on to be selected in the 2019 NBA Draft after averaging 9.1 points per game for the Santa Cruz Warriors in 2018-19. His draft rights were traded to the Golden State Warriors, paving the way for him to join the NBA affiliate of his NBA G League club.

Click here to see the results from last year’s NBA G League Draft.

What is this year’s draft order?

The draft order expands by one this year with the addition of the College Park Skyhawks, the new affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks. See below for the pick-by-pick order.

After the first two rounds, teams will have the option to skip certain picks, depending on the state of their roster.

FIRST ROUND

  1. Northern Arizona
  2. Sioux Falls (from Wisconsin)
  3. Texas
  4. Westchester (from Maine via WCB and RAP)
  5. Iowa
  6. Austin
  7. Capital City (From South Bay via SXF and WCB)
  8. South Bay (from Delaware via WIS)
  9. Canton
  10. Lakeland (from Fort Wayne via WCB)
  11. College Park (from Sioux Falls via LAK)
  12. Canton (from Greensboro)
  13. College Park
  14. Greensboro (from Capital City via CTN)
  15. Northern Arizona (from Agua Caliente via SBL and STO)
  16. Erie
  17. Stockton (from Salt Lake City via SBL)
  18. Fort Wayne (from Windy City)
  19. Capital City Go-Go (from Grand Rapids Drive)
  20. Memphis
  21. Northern Arizona (from Raptors 905)
  22. Westchester
  23. Texas (from Stockton)
  24. Lakeland
  25. Oklahoma City
  26. South Bay (from Santa Cruz)
  27. Long Island
  28. RGV

SECOND ROUND

  1. Northern Arizona
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Wisconsin (from Texas)
  4. Maine
  5. Northern Arizona (from Iowa)
  6. Sioux Falls (from Austin via WIS)
  7. Salt Lake City (from South Bay)
  8. Agua Caliente (from Texas via Delaware)
  9. Austin (from Canton)
  10. Long Island (from Fort Wayne)
  11. Wisconsin (from Sioux Falls)
  12. South Bay (from Greensboro)
  13. Santa Cruz (from College Park)
  14. Capital City
  15. Santa Cruz (from Agua Caliente)
  16. Erie
  17. Salt Lake City
  18. Delaware (from Windy City via WIS)
  19. College Park (from Grand Rapids)
  20. Memphis
  21. Memphis (from Raptors905 via CTN)
  22. Maine (from Westchester)
  23. Stockton
  24. Lakeland
  25. Oklahoma City
  26. Santa Cruz
  27. Grand Rapids Drive (from Capital City via Long Island)
  28. RGV

THIRD ROUND

  1. Northern Arizona
  2. Windy City (from Wisconsin via CTN)
  3. Wisconsin (from Texas via DEL)
  4. Maine
  5. Salt Lake City (from Iowa)
  6. Austin
  7. South Bay
  8. Wisconsin (from Delaware)
  9. Canton
  10. Fort Wayne
  11. Sioux Falls
  12. Greensboro
  13. Raptors905 (from College Park via RGV)
  14. Capital City
  15. Agua Caliente
  16. Erie
  17. Salt Lake City
  18. Capital City (from Windy City)
  19. Grand Rapids
  20. Delaware (from Memphis)
  21. Raptors905
  22. Raptors905 (from Westchester)
  23. Stockton
  24. Sioux Falls (from Lakeland)
  25. Oklahoma City
  26. Santa Cruz
  27. Capital City (from Long Island)
  28. Oklahoma City (from RGV)

FOURTH ROUND

  1. Northern Arizona
  2. Delaware (from Wisconsin)
  3. Agua Caliente (from Texas)
  4. Maine
  5. Iowa
  6. Austin
  7. South Bay
  8. Delaware
  9. Canton
  10. Fort Wayne
  11. Sioux Falls
  12. Delaware (from Greensboro)
  13. College Park
  14. Windy City (from Capital City)
  15. Agua Caliente
  16. Erie
  17. Memphis (from Salt Lake City)
  18. Windy City
  19. Grand Rapids
  20. Memphis
  21. Raptors905
  22. Westchester
  23. Stockton
  24. Lakeland
  25. Oklahoma City
  26. College Park (from Santa Cruz)
  27. Long Island
  28. RGV

**order is subject to change**

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