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Coming to America
China's Yao Ming waited for a chance to play in the NBA. The wait is over. Yao went to Houston with the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft and was followed by Duke's Jay Williams (Chicago) and Mike Dunleavy (Golden State).
Draft Q&A with Marty Blake
Blake's team-by-team analysis
NBA Draft photo galleries

'Dice' Rolls to New York
Denver traded Antonio McDyess and Frank Williams to New York for Marcus Camby, Mark Jackson, Nene Hilario and a 2003 second-rounder.
Raptors send Rush to Lakers
Sixers send Speedy to Spurs
Complete list of trades
Yao Ming and his parents, mother Fang Feng Di and father Yao Zhi Yuan, watch from China as Yao is selected No. 1 in the draft. (NBAE Photos)
Notebook: Run, don't walk; Spike speaks
Quoteboard from the top draft picks

THE FIVE NO. 1 DRAFT PICKS IN ROCKETS FRANCHISE HISTORY
1. Yao Ming (China - 2002)
2. Akeem Olajuwon (Houston - 1984)
3. Ralph Sampson (Houston - 1983)
4. John Lucas (Maryland - 1976)
5. Elvin Hayes (Houston - 1968)

DRAFT SNAPSHOTS
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DOUG COLLINS, SIXERS
First Round, No. 1, 1973 NBA Draft
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Draft Snapshots archive
INTERACTIVE & MULTIMEDIA
Prospects Posing for Portraits
Before they donned their draft suits, the top prospects showed their casual style and smiled for the cameras in this pre-draft photo gallery.

Chat Transcript: Marty Blake
NBA director of scouting Marty Blake gave a rundown of the top prospects and explained draft trends in a live chat on June 21.

FEATURES & ANALYSIS
Edwards is Last, Not Least
For Central Connecticut State's Corsley Edwards, the end of the draft was well worth the wait, as he was present at the Garden to hear his name called.

Hilario Has World Cup Fever
Nene Hilario, who hails from soccer-mad Brazil, stayed loose on draft day by watching his countrymen defeat Turkey in the World Cup semifinals.

DRAFT FACTS
Final List of Early Entry Candidates
Twenty-four players who had declared as early entry candidates for NBA Draft 2002 withdrew their names, leaving the list at 42 collegiat and HS players plus five international prospects.

From Draft to Dynasty
Every team hopes to be building a champion on draft day, but picking is only part of the game. See how the 2002 Finals contenders, the Lakers and the Nets, came together through the draft, trades and free agency.

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Kansas forward Drew Gooden goes shopping in New York and waits for his name to be called in the latest entry from his diary. Follow Drew to the Draft!
Chat transcript: June 5
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