Report: NBA Draft Returning To Barclays Center

Barclays Center
Barclays Center has a distinct, intentional odor. (AP)
Andrew Wiggins (right) was taken first in the draft last year. (AP)
Andrew Wiggins (right) was taken first in the draft last year. (AP)

There will be at least one more NBA event at Barclays Center before next season.

The NBA Draft will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the third straight year, according to the New York Post. It’s the third straight year Brooklyn has hosted the event, and the fifth that it’s housed in a Nets arena, after Newark’s Prudential Center hosted the event in 2011 and 2012.

The Nets hold the rights to the 29th and 41st picks in this year’s draft. The team originally held the 15th pick, but sent it to Atlanta in 2012 as part of a package for the rights to Joe Johnson. But where they’ll end up is anyone’s guess: the team is no stranger to draft-day deals and has bought numerous second-round picks in the past few years, including three during last season’s draft alone.

New York Post — Barclays Center will host NBA draft for third straight year

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