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There was no shortage of sports action yesterday. I mean, what a crazy Thursday it was. At night we had the NBA Draft, which took so many more hours to complete than it should have. But before that, a giant name in the sport, Russell Westbrook was traded. And that's not even beginning to scratch the surface of trades that happened in the sports world, as multiple MLB All-Stars were moved earlier on Thursday.

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1. Recapping the NBA Draft: Cade Cunningham, as expected, goes to Detroit ­čĆÇ

We have so much stuff to go over today, but let's start with the most recent happening: the NBA Draft took place last night

. As expected (after weeks of smokescreens!),

Cade Cunningham was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the No. 1 overall pick. According to our basketball experts

, Cunningham was the best prospect in the draft and should've gone first no matter which team had the top pick.

  • CBS Sports' Gary Parrish:"If the Pistons spend the coming years building back to a place of relevance, this decision they made tonight will be the biggest reason why."

Our draft tracker

notes that Cunningham has great passing vision and the guts to execute off what he sees. He also is able to use his size to his advantage on offense and defense. However, he did average more turnovers than assists at Oklahoma State, so there is room for improvement there.

Here is a look at the players who went in the top ten,

 along with the team that drafted them and the grade CBS Sports' NBA experts gave the selection:

  • No. 1: Cunningham, Pistons, A+

  • No. 2: Jalen Green, Rockets, A+

  • No. 3: Evan Mobley, Cavaliers, A+

  • No. 4: Scottie Barnes, Raptors, A-

  • No. 5: Jalen Suggs, Magic, A+

  • No. 6: Josh Giddey, Thunder, B+

  • No. 7: Jonathan Kuminga, Warriors, A+

  • No. 8: Franz Wagner, Magic, B-

  • No. 9: Davion Mitchell, Kings, A+

  • No. 10: Ziaire Williams, Pelicans, A-

The first five picks were rather predictable, but it's the rest of the top 10 that becomes a bit more questionable.

Parrish noted that the reason Giddey's pick got a lower score was because OKC should've picked Kuminga instead. When it comes to the other non-A grade, Wagner is young and has a lot of room to develop, but Parrish was surprised that he was top-10 pick material.

2. Russell Westbrook gets sent to the Lakers ­čĆÇ

Russell Westbrook is going back to Cali

. The Wizards

traded the UCLA product to the Lakers, along with second-round picks in 2024 and 2028, in return for

Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell and the No. 22 overall pick.

Let's take a look at the

breakdown of this trade:

  • Wizards trade Russell Westbrook to the Lakers, along with second-round picks in 2024 and 2028
  • Westbrook

    set to make over $44 million next season

  • Wizards receive Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell and the No. 22 overall pick
  • Harrell is

    opting into the final year of his contract at $9.7 million, which the Lakers needed for salary purposes

  • Kuzma, Caldwell-Pope and Harrell

    combine to make nearly $36 million 

The Wizards plan to keep their other star,

Bradley Beal, according to ESPN, even though he will be a free agent next offseason.


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