The Iowa Energy, who have 10 picks in the eight-round draft, holds the first pick of the draft. The Energy will have the first pick in every round, except the second, and hold two picks in the top-six of the first round.
T he Rio Grande Valley Vipers will select second, a pick the team secured by way of a trade with the Reno Bighorns. The Springfield Armor, Idaho Stampede and Texas Legends round out the top five selecting teams.
The first eight picks in the 2013 D-League Draft were awarded to teams who did not qualify for the 2013 D-League playoffs, in reverse order of their regular season records. The Delaware 87ers, making their D-League debut for the 2013-14 season, will select ninth. The subsequent eight picks in the Draft will go to those teams who did qualify for the 2013 D-League playoffs, also in reverse order of regular season record. This format will stand for all eight rounds, except in instances where teams previously acquired or traded picks.
Some of the most intriguing prospects are Jorge Gutierez, Micky McConnell, Charles Boozer –brother of Chicago Bulls’ Carlos Boozer --, Aquile Carr – a 5-7 point guard who bypassed college – and former NBA’er Ricky Davis as well as former Michigan State star Kalin Lucas and ex-University of Miami guard Malcolm Grant.
No trades will be permitted during the draft and only players signed to an NBA Development League Standard Player Contract are eligible to be selected. The first six rounds of the Draft are mandatory, while teams may opt not to select players in the seventh and eighth rounds.
103 former D-Leaguers are on currently on an NBA’s teams roster.
Rio Grande Valley Vipers (from Reno Bighorns)
Iowa Energy (from Los Angeles D-Fenders)
Sioux Falls Skyforce
Maine Red Claws
Canton Charge (from Fort Wayne Mad Ants)
Santa Cruz Warriors
Rio Grande Valley Vipers