The last few draft nights have been a different experience as a viewer. I can remember watching David Stern and Adam Silver approach the podium and hanging on their every word.
Now, that’s simply not the case.
The NBA’s top news breakers, Adrian Wojnaowski and Shams Charania, tweet out each pick before it is officially made.
Since there’s often debate being held on NBA Twitter over Shams and Woj, I decided to keep track of who broke the most news first in the first round of the draft tonight.
Who broke more news first on draft night: Woj vs. Shams
1. Woj – Cade Cunningham to Detroit (reported earlier this afternoon).
2. Shams – Jalen Green to Houston.
Bonus .5 points for Shams: official Westbrook trade announcement, although Woj was first to break that the trade was imminent hours earlier and shortly thereafter reported the trade on the ESPN broadcast.
3. Woj – Evan Mobley to Cleveland.
4. Shams – Scottie Barnes to go Houston.
5. Woj – Suggs to Orlando.
6. Shams – Josh Giddey to Oklahoma City Thunder.
7. Woj – Jonathan Kuminga to Golden State.
8. Shams – Franz Wagner to Orlando.
9. Shams – Davion Mitchell to Sacramento.
10. Shams – Ziaire Williams to Memphis.
11. Woj – James Bouknight to Charlotte.
12. Shams – Josh Primo to San Antonio.
13. Woj – Chris Duarte to Indiana.
14. Woj – Moses Moody to Golden State.
15. Shams – Corey Kispert to Washington.
RIP Terrence Clarke 🙏
16. Shams – Alperen Şengün to Houston (via Oklahoma City). The trade was first reported by Woj, so the official scoring committee awards him .5 points.
17. Shams – Trey Murphy III to New Orleans.
18. Shams – Tre Mann to Oklahoma City.
19. Woj – Kai Jones to Charlotte (via New York). Woj also was the first to report this trade, so the official scoring committee awards him a bonus .5 points.
20. Woj – Jalen Johnson to Atlanta.
21. Shams – Keon Johnson to LA Clippers (via New York). Trade first reported by Woj (+.5).
22. Shams – Isaiah Jackson to Wizards. Then traded to Indiana, also reported by Shams (+.5). He then also reported that Aaron Holiday was included in this deal and is on the way to Washington.
23. Shams – Usman Garuba to Houston.
24. Woj – Josh Christopher to Houston.
25. Woj – Quentin Grimes to New York.
26. Woj – Nah’Shon Lee “Bones” Hyland to Denver.
27. Shams – Cam Thomas to Brooklyn.
28. Shams – Jaden Springer to Philadelphia.
29. Woj – Day’Ron Sharpe to Brooklyn.
30. Woj- Santi Aldama to Memphis (via Utah). Woj first reported the pick was traded (+.5).
31. Shams – Isaiah Todd to Washington
32. Shams – Jeremiah Robinson-Earl to Oklahoma City (via New York). Trade first reported by Woj (+.5)
33. Woj – Jason Preston to LA Clippers (via Orlando). Woj also reported the trade first (+.5).
34. Woj – Rokas Jokubaitis to New York.
35. Shams – Herb Jones to New Orleans.
36. Shams – Miles McBride to New York (via Oklahoma City).
37. Shams – JT Thor to Charlotte.
38. Shams – Ayo Dasunmu to Chicago.
39. Woj – Neemias Queta to Sacramento.
40. Shams – Jared Butler to Utah.
41. Shams – Joe Wieskamp to San Antonio.
42. Shams – Isaiah Livers to Detroit.
43. Greg Brown to Portland (via New Orleans). Trade first reported by Woj (+.5).
44. Woj – Kessler Edwards to Brooklyn.
45. Woj – Juhann Begerin to Boston.
46. N/A – Dalano Banton to Toronto.
47. Woj – David Johnson to Toronto.
48. Shams – Sharife Cooper to Atlanta.
49. Shams – Marcus Zegarowski to Brooklyn.
50. Woj – Flip Petursev to Philadelphia.
51. Woj – Brandon Boston to LA Clippers (via New Orleans). Shams first reported the trade (+.5).
52. Woj – Luka Garza to Detroit.
53. Woj – Charles Bassey to Philadelphia.
54. Shams – Sandro Mamukelashvili to Milwaukee.
55. Shams – Aaron Wiggins to Oklahoma City.
56. Shams – Scottie Lewis to Charlotte.
57. Woj – Balsa Koprivica to Detroit.
58. Shams – Jericho Sims to New York.
59. Shams – RaiQuan Gray to Brooklyn.
60. Shams – Georgios Kalaitzakis to Milwaukee.