The 7-foot-5 French phenom was selected by the San Antonio Spurs, bringing hope of building a young superstar-led team

The Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards made a trade, exchanging draft rights for Bilal Coulibaly and Jarace Walker.

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks also made a trade, swapping draft rights for Cason Wallace and Dereck Lively II.

The Orlando Magic's selection of Jett Howard at No. 11 was unexpected, highlighting the team's focus on adding shooting to their roster.

Bilal Coulibaly's selection at No. 7 was surprising due to his relatively recent emergence in the basketball scene

Only two teams, the Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics, completely moved out of the first round

The draft largely followed projected expectations, with Brandon Miller being drafted second and 18 out of the top 24 picks aligning precisely with predictions.

Overall, it was considered one of the most predictable drafts in recent memory.