How to watch the first NBA Draft in Los Angeles: Live updates
LOS ANGELES — The first day of the NBA Draft was in the books, and it was an intriguing one.
As expected, it was a very entertaining affair, with a lot of drama.
There was the first-round fight, with several NBA players competing in an epic battle.
Then, the biggest moment came when the Los Angeles Lakers decided to trade forward Jordan Clarkson to the Cleveland Cavaliers for guard Brandon Ingram.
It all started with a fight.
The drama started when the Cavaliers and Lakers both traded picks for Clarkson, and then the NBA Players Association was called in to try and settle the matter.
The two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.7 million and a player option for the second year, meaning the Cavaliers would be in the market for Clarkson for the first time in five years.
In a way, it didn’t go as planned, with Clarkson having the option of choosing between the Lakers and Cavaliers.
But the Lakers weren’t willing to trade their All-Star, so they decided to do the best they could.
The Cavs had no interest in a Clarkson trade, and he was ultimately traded to the Cavs for forward Jordan Bell, the second-round pick and the rights to the Lakers’ second-best player, C.J. Watson.
The Cavaliers were left with just a second-rounder, which they used to trade down to the Los Angels.
They were hoping to land a veteran big man in the deal.
They wanted to add a wing, and with Clarkson on the board, they could do just that.
As it turned out, Clarkson ended up in the Los Angles, but he didn’t play much.
He played just three games, averaging 4.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 28 minutes per game.
Clarkson also played just two minutes per contest in the Lakers regular season, going 0-for-5.
The trade was a complete disaster.
It was also a complete flop, as Clarkson ended the season with just 8.7 points per game, shooting 37.7 percent from the field and 27.5 percent from 3-point range.
The Lakers ended the regular season with an ugly 8-53 record, missing the playoffs for the third straight year.
The Lakers never got much of a return for Clarkson.
He was traded to Oklahoma City in a blockbuster deal that sent Russell Westbrook to the Thunder for two first- and second- round picks.
The Thunder ended up getting one of the second round picks in the draft, which meant they got Clarkson, who was a restricted free agent.
But he was never able to get on the court with Oklahoma City, and the Lakers didn’t get him much in return.
As a result, the Lakers were left without any picks in this year’s draft, meaning they would be left with nothing for a number of reasons.
The trade left them with just the 2018 first-rounder and the 2019 second- and third-round picks.
They also had to forfeit the 2018 rights to guard Jordan Clarkson.
The second round pick, however, would have been the easiest pick to trade, but it wasn’t going to be there either.
As a result of the Lakers having no picks in 2018, the pick would have to go to one of several teams.
One of those teams would have had to give up a first- or second-year pick in exchange for Clarkson or another pick, meaning it would have taken a lot to get the Lakers to move Clarkson.
There were many teams that could have been willing to part with Clarkson, including the Clippers, Warriors, Lakers, Nets and Rockets.
But there wasn’t much incentive for them to trade Clarkson, especially since the Clippers were the only team to make the playoffs in each of the previous two seasons.
The Warriors were one of those clubs, and they took Clarkson in the second and third rounds.
That’s when the Clippers made a move that would have left them without any of their 2018 first round picks, leaving them with only 2019 and 2020 first- rounders.
The 2019 and 2021 picks they got from the Clippers in exchange to get Clarkson would have made them the first and second overall picks in 2019.
They would have also made them eligible to be selected in the first round of the 2021 draft.
But that was before the trade, meaning that the Clippers couldn’t get Clarkson for 2019 or 2021.
That meant the Clippers would have a chance to move him, but they were only going to have one chance to do so, at the end of the 2019-2020 season.
The Warriors ended up with the 2019 first–rounder in 2019 and 2022, leaving the Clippers with 2019 and 2024 picks.
In total, the Warriors would have lost one of their 2019 first rounders in return for their 2021 first round pick.
The Clippers were able to move the 2019 pick with the 2018 pick in 2019, but that meant the 2019 and 2023 picks would
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