5 biggest surprises from the 2021 NBA Draft

2021 NBA Draft

The 2021 NBA Draft took place on Thursday night and there were plenty of obvious picks that transpired.

Cade Cunningham heard his name called to the Detroit Pistons, Jalen Green ended up going to the Houston Rockets, and Evan Mobley is on his way to the Cleveland Cavaliers, just as many expected.

After the third pick in the draft, there were some surprising selections that took place from a variety of teams.

Sometimes teams like certain prospects more than others, causing them to reach for the player they want.

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Other times, teams may be on the other side of the coin, benefitting from the mistakes that other teams made in the draft.

Following what was an exciting draft, here are the five biggest surprises that took place during the 2021 NBA Draft.