At times, I wonder why every draft pick celebrates getting selected. Of course, I understand why first-rounders who get picked higher than expected celebrate. They’re going to make more money. And I get why players chosen late in draft celebrate. There was no guarantee they’d be picked at all. But expected first-rounders selected in the first round and players who slipped? I understand it’s an important mark in their career, but they knew they’d get drafted anyway. The moment of selection doesn’t change much for them – with one exception. When players are drafted, they learn which team they’ll play for. However, nearly all players celebrate getting drafted, even when they’re picked by some of the NBA’s less-appealing teams. It’s almost as if the team doesn’t matter to them.
Chandler Parsons celebrated getting drafted without a clue which team selected him
Pro Basketball Talk | Feb 12