#NBADraft 2013 Social Media Guide

One week ago, the NBA crowned a champion as the Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, 95-88. And one week later, it’s time for NBA teams to build for the future. Not the future in Major League Baseball terms (5-year rebuilding plans like the Seattle Mariners). No, the future in the NBA is next season. Players drafted in the NBA draft are expected to contribute significantly (lottery picks-some first rounders) or are at the very least given every opportunity to make the team (second-rounders).

For tonight’s draft, I put together an enhanced version of my popular Social Media Guides. Compared to my previous Social Media Guides, this is tailored to the various aspects of the draft: Team draft order, Mock Draft (via DraftExpress.com) with player Twitter and Instagram accounts, and team social accounts.

This is a one-stop shop for all your social media needs for the NBA Draft.

When researching the various social media accounts for the teams, there were a few notables that I wanted to mention. All social media accounts were obtained from official team websites. 

  • Two teams provided links to their LinkedIn accounts: Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings.
  • Nearly all teams have Mobile Apps available for download, but not all. Or, at least, they didn’t provide a link to such that was easy to find.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers may not have very many Twitter followers or Facebook “Likes”, they do have a significant number of followers on Google+. Their Google+ number exceeds both Twitter and Facebook.
  • Some teams have a page devoted specifically to the draft. Teams like the Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Bobcats just to name two have Draft Central pages.
  • The NBA also has a Draft Central page. But, their digital coverage extends well beyond that. Read more about it here.
  • A quick Twitter chat with Suns Digital Manager, Greg Esposito, revealed a few social media activities they will be doing, including a live webstream and engaging hashtag questions.
  • I liked what the Portland Trail Blazers did leading up to the draft with the hashtag #MockDraftMonday
  • Draft parties are popular among teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks just to name a few. Great way to connect with the fans and, from a business perspective, use the excitement of the draft to obtain new (or renew) season ticket packages. You know they’re meaningful when the owner tweets about it (Portland Trail Blazers).

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NBA Draft Order

1. Cleveland 
2. Orlando
3. Washington 
4. Charlotte
5. Phoenix
6. New Orleans
7. Sacramento 
8. Detroit 
9. Minnesota 
10. Portland 
11. Philadelphia 
12. Oklahoma City (from Toronto via Houston)
13. Dallas 
14. Utah 
15. Milwaukee 
16. Boston
17. Atlanta
18. Atlanta (from Houston via Brooklyn)
19. Cleveland (from LA Lakers)
20. Chicago 
21. Utah (from Golden State via Brooklyn) 
22. Brooklyn 
23. Indiana
24. New York 
25. LA Clippers 
26. Minnesota (from Memphis via Houston)
27. Denver
28. San Antonio
29. Oklahoma City 
30. Phoenix (from Miami via LA Lakers & Cleveland)

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In this next section, I’ve provided the Twitter and Instagram (if applicable) account links to the players that could be drafted in the first round. This list is based on a Wednesday night Mock Draft by DraftExpress.com. All Twitter accounts are “Verified”, unless otherwise noted and obtained from the NBA’s official Twitter list here. Nearly all Instagram accounts were obtained via each player’s respective Twitter account. Follower numbers are as of Wednesday night.

1. Nerlens Noel@NerlensNoel3106,730 followers 

     Instagram: nerlensnoel349,233 followers

2. Ben McLemore@BenMcLemore41,265 followers 

     Instagram: youngsav2341,288 followers

3. Otto Porter – @ottop8,504 followers

      Instagram: ottodayporter – 12,532 followers

4. Alex Len – @alexlen (Unverified) – 1,148 followers

      Instagram: alexlen_255,265 followers

5. Victor Oladipo@VicOladipo 54,761 followers

      Instagram: voladipo437,089 followers

6. Trey Burke@TreyBurke392,420 followers

      Instagram: tr3yburke146,186 followers

7. C.J. McCollum – @CJMcCollum11,549 followers

      Instagram: 3JMcCollum 9,680 followers

8. Anthony Bennett@AnthonyBennett37,931 followers

      Instagram: ab3nnett – 8,759 followers

9. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope@CaldwellPope1693 followers

10. Steven Adams – @RealStevenAdams 4,461 followers

11. Cody Zeller – @CodyZeller61,962 followers

12. Kelly Olynyk – @KellyOlynyk8,136 followers

        Instagram: kellyolynyk2,849 followers

13. Michael Carter-Williams@MCW126,704 followers

14. Shane Larkin@ShaneLarkin0_26,345 followers

        Instagram: slarkin_um 22,054 followers

15. Sergey Karasev – No Twitter

16. Shabazz Muhammad@phenom15balla46,838 followers

        Instagram: phenom15balla23,302 followers

17. Giannis Adetokunbo – @GAdetokunbo (Unverified) – 729 followers

18. Dennis Schröder – @DennisMike1993 (Unverified) – 1,048 followers

        Instagram: dennismike931,501 followers

19. Reggie Bullock@ReggieBullock35 (Unverified) – 46,585 followers

        Instagram: reggiebullock3519,474 followers

20. Tim Hardaway, Jr – @t_hard10 (Unverified) – 29,447 followers

        Instagram: thardnat10n18,652 followers

21. Lucas Nogueira – No Twitter

22. Mason Plumlee@masonplumlee36,995 followers

         Instagram: masonplumlee19,602 followers

23. Isaiah Canaan – @SiP0311,888 followers

        Instagram: da_future310,941 followers

24. Jamaal Franklin – No Twitter

25. Allen Crabbe@AllenCrabbe2,421 followers

        Instagram: allencrabbe825 followers

26. Gorgui Deng – @GorguiDeng13,330 followers

        Instagram: gdieng1028,751 followers

27. Rudy Gobert – @rudygobert15 3,097 followers

        Instagram is private

28. Jeff Withey – @JeffWithey26,654 followers

        Instagram: jeffwithey11,188 followers

29. Tony Mitchell – @TonyMitchUNENO (Not on NBA list) – 487 followers

30. Pierre Jackson@PierreJackson55 (Unverified) – 18,047 followers

         Instagram: pierre55jackson – 37,527 followers

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TEAM SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS

Atlanta Hawks: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Google+Social Media Hub

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Boston Celtics: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, Mobile App

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Brooklyn Nets: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr, Mobile App

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Charlotte Bobcats: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, Mobile App

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Chicago Bulls: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, BullsTV

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Cleveland Cavaliers: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, Pinterest, Mobile

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Dallas Mavericks: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+

Tumblr, Mobile App, Mavs Wiki

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Denver Nuggets: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+,

  Foursquare, Nuggets’ Goldmine

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Detroit Pistons: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, Pinterest, Mobile App,

Pistons’ Fast Break, Pistons’ Programming Network  

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Golden State Warriors: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr,

Mobile App, SoundCloud

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Houston Rockets: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, Pinterest

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Indiana Pacers: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+,

Flickr, Mobile App 

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Los Angeles Clippers: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, Pinterest, Mobile App

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Los Angeles Lakers: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, Google+, Tumblr, Mobile App, Vine link

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Memphis Grizzlies: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

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Miami Heat: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Mobile App & Android,

Heat en español, Heat – China

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Milwaukee Bucks: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest,

FourSquare, Flickr, LinkedIn

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Minnesota Timberwolves: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Google+

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New Orleans Pelicans: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+

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New York Knicks: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Mobile App

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Oklahoma City Thunder: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest 

#WeAreThunder

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Orlando Magic: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+

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Philadelphia 76ers: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+,

Tumblr, FourSquare, Flickr

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Phoenix Suns: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Google+, Mobile App

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Portland Trail Blazers: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Tumlbr

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Sacramento Kings: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+,

Tumblr, FourSquare, LinkedIn, Mobile App

#KingsAllDay

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San Antonio Spurs: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest 

#GoSpursGo

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Toronto Raptors: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+

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Utah Jazz: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, YouTube, Google+

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Washington Wizards: Website, Twitter, Facebook,

Instagram, Google+, Tumblr, Mobile App

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CadChica Sports

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