The 2023 NBA draft was held on June 22, 2023, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The San Antonio Spurs selected Victor Wembanyama with the first overall pick. Wembanyama is a 7-foot-4 center from France who is considered to be one of the most talented prospects in NBA history.
The following are the top 10 picks in the 2023 NBA draft:
- Victor Wembanyama (San Antonio Spurs)
- Chet Holmgren (Oklahoma City Thunder)
- Jabari Smith Jr. (Houston Rockets)
- Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic)
- Jaden Ivey (Detroit Pistons)
- Bennedict Mathurin (Indiana Pacers)
- Keegan Murray (Sacramento Kings)
- Dyson Daniels (New Orleans Pelicans)
- Jalen Duren (Memphis Grizzlies)
- Christian Koloko (Phoenix Suns)
The 2023 NBA draft was considered to be one of the deepest drafts in recent years, with a number of talented players available. The top three picks, Wembanyama, Holmgren, and Smith Jr., are all considered to be franchise-changing players. The rest of the draft is also full of potential, with a number of players who could develop into stars.
The 2023 NBA draft is sure to have a major impact on the league for years to come. The top picks will be expected to make an immediate impact, and the rest of the draft class could provide teams with valuable role players. It will be interesting to see how these players develop and how they impact the league in the years to come.
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