NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2014 – The NBA Development League today announced the 2014 NBA D-League Draft Live via Cisco WebEx will take place via Cisco WebEx on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 3:30 p.m. ET from the NBA studios in Secaucus, New Jersey. This marks the fourth consecutive year the NBA D-League has conducted its draft entirely through Cisco WebEx web and video conferencing software, a commitment the two partners extended earlier this month.
The selection order for each of the eight rounds of the 2014 Draft will be determined based on the reverse order of 2013-14 regular season results, with the teams that did not qualify for the 2014 playoffs selecting before those teams who did compete in postseason. The Grand Rapids Drive, which joins the NBA D-League for the 2014-15 season having relocated from Springfield, will select where the Armor would have picked. The Westchester Knicks, new to the NBA D-League for the 2014-15 season, will select between the playoff and non-playoff teams. The Draft order will differ from this format based on trades, which are permitted until Oct. 31.
The 14th season of the NBA D-League tips off on Nov. 14. Following the Draft, teams will hold training camps beginning on Nov. 2, and will trim their rosters to 10 players on Nov. 13, in advance of the start of the season.
The final 2014 NBA D-League Draft order will be announced on Oct. 31, after all potential trades have been executed. No trades of players or picks will be permitted during the Draft and only players signed to an NBA Development League Standard Player Contract are eligible to be selected.
Fans can follow the eight-round NBA D-League Draft on nba.com/dleague which will feature the picks updated in real time with an opportunity for fan commentary.
To date, order for the first round of the 2014 NBA D-League Draft is as follows*:
1. Grand Rapids Drive (from Delaware)
2. Santa Cruz Warriors (from Erie)
3. Austin Spurs
4. Santa Cruz Warriors (from Maine)
5. Grand Rapids Drive
6. Texas Legends
7. Idaho Stampede
8. Bakersfield Jam
9. Oklahoma City Blue
10. Westchester Knicks
11. Reno Bighorns
12. Canton Charge
13. Santa Cruz Warriors
14. Rio Grande Valley Vipers
15. Sioux Falls Skyforce
16. Iowa Energy
17. Los Angeles D-Fenders
18. Rio Grande Valley Vipers (from Fort Wayne)
*Subject to change based on trade activity prior to 2014 NBA D-League Draft.
The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 18 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchise for the 2014-15 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. One-third of all NBA players at the end of the 2013-14 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.