2013 NBA Development League Draft Set for Nov. 1, Jam pick last, affiliate Hawks, Clippers, Suns

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The NBA Development League announced today that its 2013 NBA Development League Draft will take place on Friday, Nov. 1, via Cisco WebEx Meeting Center from the league’s New York headquarters. Through its relationship with Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), this marks the third consecutive year that the NBA D-League will be conducting its draft entirely through Cisco WebEx collaboration software. The Jam will have the last pick (17th) in each round of the 2013 Draft. In addition, the Jam will have Maine Red Claws’ third round pick, 44th overall, which totals to nine picks for Bakersfield.
 
“We are currently working hard to prepare for the draft and look forward to the start of the season,” said Head Coach Will Voigt.
 
The first eight picks in the 2013 NBA D-League Draft were awarded to teams who did not qualify for the 2013 NBA D-League playoffs, in reverse order of their regular season records.  The Delaware 87ers, making their NBA 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 NBA 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.
 
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.  All selected players are required to report to their NBA D-League training camp, which begin no earlier than Nov. 7.
 
Fans can follow the eight-round NBA D-League Draft on nba.com/dleague which will feature live, in-depth, pick-by-pick coverage.
 
The order for the first round of the 2013 NBA D-League Draft is as follows:
 
1.     Iowa Energy
2.     Rio Grande Valley Vipers (from Reno Bighorns)                          
3.     Springfield Armor
4.     Idaho Stampede
5.     Texas Legends
6.     Iowa Energy (from Los Angeles D-Fenders)
7.     Sioux Falls Skyforce
8.     Erie Bayhawks
9.     Delaware 87ers
10.   Maine Red Claws
11.   Tulsa 66ers
12.   Austin Toros
13.   Canton Charge (from Maine Red Claws)
14.   Canton Charge
15.   Santa Cruz Warriors
16.   Rio Grande Valley Vipers
17.   Bakersfield Jam
 
The Bakersfield Jam open the 2013-14 season on the road against the Idaho Stampede, Friday November 22 at 6:00 p.m. PT. The Jam home opener comes four days later on Tuesday, November 26 when they host the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at 7:00 p.m. PT.


William Aquije
Director of Public Relations & Business Operations
Bakersfield Jam | NBA Development League
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