The green room invites have been announced for this year's NBA draft. These are the players who sit immediately in front of the stage trying not to look nervous, and then get the iconic handshake with commissioner David Stern once they've been picked.
Thirteen players have been invited. This typically means that the vast majority will be lottery picks. The farthest a green room player fell in the past two drafts were 17th in 2012 and 18th in 2011.
NBA Green Room Invites: Steven Adams, Anthony Bennett, Trey Burke, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Michael Carter-Williams, Sergey Karasev (cnt'd)— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 25, 2013
NBA Green Room Invites (cnt'd): Alex Len, C.J. McCollum, Ben McLemore, Nerlens Noel, Victor Oladipo, Otto Porter, Cody Zeller— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 25, 2013