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2001 Draft Handbook

What:

NBA Draft 2001

Where:

The Theater at Madison Square Garden, between 31st and 33rd Streets in New York City.

When:

7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, June 27

Fan Tickets:

A limited number of tickets to NBA Draft 2001 will be made available to fans on June 27. Tickets can be purchased on that day only at the Madison Square Garden ticket office for a price of $10 each.

Drafting:

Representatives of the 29 NBA teams in communication from New York with their general managers, coaches and scouts back in their respective cities.

Rounds:

The draft will consist of two rounds. There will be 57 selections -- 28 in the first round and 29 in the second round. Minnesota forfeits its first round pick as part of the penalties imposed from the Timberwolves' improper agreement with Joe Smith that violated the salary cap. Houston and Boston both have three first round picks. Golden State, Cleveland, Orlando and Vancouver each have two first round picks. Indiana, Miami, Dallas, New York, Phoenix, Denver and Milwaukee have no first round picks.

The Los Angeles Lakers, as of right now, will make no selections in NBA Draft 2001, having traded their first round pick to New York (which was subsequently conveyed to Vancouver) and their second round pick to San Antonio.

Time Limits:

Teams will have five minutes to make their picks in the first round and two minutes to make their picks in the second round. Selections will be announced by NBA Commissioner David Stern in the first round and Deputy Commissioner Russ Granik in the second round.

Media:

Turner Sports will televise the draft live on TNT, starting at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 27 with a pre-draft show. The actual drafting will begin at 7:30. ESPN radio will also broadcast the draft live, starting at 7:30.

Draft Online:

You can't get any closer to the draft without hearing your own name called, as NBA.com brings you a special section devoted to NBA Draft 2001.

Leading up to the Draft, we'll feature special chats with coaches and general managers, where you can ask the questions yourself about the draft plans of your favorite teams. Voice your own opinion on the best draft picks, draft busts and draft steals in NBA history with our weekly fan forum. NBA.com analyst Brad Greenberg evaluates the status and needs of all 29 teams in the league, plus he'll rate the best prospects in a weekly position comparison. And we have an exclusive diary from Notre Dame forward Troy Murphy as he works out ... and waits ... to find out the fate of his future.

On draft day, NBA.com will be live at the Draft with a cybercast that follows the picks as they happen. The draftees will chat live shortly after their selection and we'll have commentary and analysis from special guests. You can catch an array of multimedia with streaming video, audio and photo galleries, as the players go from prospects to pros.

Feel the Draft on NBA.com with all the information and resources you need to be a scouting superstar!
 
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