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NBA Draft 2021: Winners and Losers

The NBA draft is just hours old, but it's never too early to declare some winners and losers from the annual pro basketball selection event. The Houston Rockets, Montverde Academy, and Zion Williamson are among the winners and the Sacramento Kings, Franz Wagner, and New York Knicks fans are some losers.
Daishen Nix of the G League Ignite drives to the basket during a G-League game against the Westchester Knicks at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on February 18, 2021 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

What is G League Ignite?

The 2021 NBA draft has players from well-known colleges and international locales, but this year also brings prospects from G League Ignite. This year’s squad featured four top prospects in Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, Daishen Nix, and Isiah Todd. Next year’s team should be even more loaded as more prospects go this route.