Portfolio: The 2019 NBA Draft Class

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The NBA Draft class of 2019 took to New York this week to prepare for Thursday’s main event at the Barclay’s Center. Each player — from lottery locks to projected free agents — came to the city with their own style and swagger. The Players’ Tribune photographed many of the soon-to-be rookies this week using both modern-day cameras and a mid-XIX century photographic process known as “wet plate collodion,” which produces images, called tintypes, on a sheet of aluminum. Here’s a look
at a portfolio from our best images of the NBA’s incoming rookie class.

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RJ Barrett, New York Knicks

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Kevin Porter Jr., Keldon Johnson, Bruno Fernando

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Jarrett Culver, Minnesota Timberwolves

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Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies

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Cam Reddish, Atlanta Hawks

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Tyler Herro, Jordan Poole, Keldon Johnson

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Bol Bol, Denver Nuggets

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Brandon Clarke, Memphis Grizzlies

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Tyler Herro, Miami Heat

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Jordan Poole, Golden State Warriors

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Brandon Clarke, Jarrett Culver, Ty Jerome

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Keldon Johnson, San Antonio Spurs

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Kevin Porter Jr., Cleveland Cavaliers

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Louis King, Detroit Pistons

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Luguentz Dort, Oklahoma City Thunder

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Bol Bol, Louis King, Cam Reddish

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Terance Mann, Los Angeles Clippers

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Ty Jerome, Phoenix Suns

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Tyus Battle, Minnesota Timberwolves

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Zylan Cheatham, New Orleans Pelicans

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Terance Mann, Los Angeles Clippers

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Bennie Boatright, Detroit Pistons

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