Sunday, June 19th, 2011 at 1:18 pm  |  11 responses

Fifteen NBA Draft ‘Green Room’ Invitations Issued

As it does each June, the NBA has invited a select group of players expected to be picked in the first round to the “green room,” where they’ll have prime seating during Thursday’s Draft. ESPN has the list of this year’s crop: “Every year, the NBA tips its hand as to who it believes are the top 14 or 15 prospects in the draft with its annual “green room” invitations. These players are invited by the league to sit in a special room with their families and agent on draft night. When their names are called, they leave the room and go up on stage to shake commissioner David Stern’s hand. This year’s invitees to the June 23 draft: Kyrie Irving (Duke); Derrick Williams (Arizona); Enes Kanter (Turkey); Brandon Knight (Kentucky); Kemba Walker (UConn); Jonas Valanciunas (Lithuania); Jan Vesely (Czech Republic); Kawhi Leonard (San Diego St.); Chris Singleton (Florida St.); Klay Thompson (Washington St.); Tristan Thompson (Texas); Jimmer Fredette (BYU); Marcus Morris (Kansas); and Alec Burks (Colorado). A 15th name has been added – Markieff Morris of Kansas. Markieff is Marcus Morris’ twin and also widely considered to be a top 20 draft pick. The only conspicuous name left off the list is Bismack Biyombo from Congo. Several others, including USC’s Nikola Vucevic; Providence’s Marshon Brooks; and Texas’ Jordan Hamilton have an outside shot of cracking the lottery as well. In the past, the NBA has expanded the list as the draft date draws closer.”

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  • http://NBA.com/bulls The Babe

    Bismack should be in there god dammit

  • Red

    What if a team got both Morris twins? Lol that’d be awesome..

  • rich

    tristan made it! ontario stand up!!

  • Jose

    the bobcats have a chance to snag the twins i think, or

  • EtheKnickFan

    Rashard Lewis. Ask him how cool that green room invite is.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    that room is not green

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    I’m almost certain the Nets will snatch up one of those twins.

  • bike

    Slam should come up with a list of the best players that never got a green room invite followed up with a green room bust list.

  • Jake

    The problem with twins is breaking them up. They are always better together because they know everything about each others game, favorite spots, weaknesses and so on.keep them together!

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Poor Rashard Lewis. That sucked.
    Oh well, dude’s making plenty of green now!

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Rashard is actually king of the green rooms.