The NBA playoff field is slowly but surely narrowing, and that means the NBA Draft season is coming soon.
This year’s draft class is strong at the top with prospects who could change the franchise, like Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham and USC’s Evan Mobley. As always, draft night could see a lot of movement with headquarters also preparing for free agency, which will quickly follow the annual event.
When will the teams be on the clock? Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 NBA Draft.
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When is the NBA Draft in 2021?
- Date: July 29, 2021
- Hour: 8 pm ET
The 2021 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, July 29. The free agency period will begin on Monday, August 2.
NBA Draft TV channel, how to broadcast live
You can watch the 2021 NBA Draft on ABC (first round only) and ESPN (first and second rounds) or stream through the Watch ESPN app.
Where is the NBA Draft in 2021?
The NBA has yet to announce the location of the 2021 draft. Last year’s event was held virtually from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut.
When is the NBA Draft lottery in 2021?
The 2021 NBA Draft lottery drawing will take place on Tuesday, June 22. You can watch the 2021 NBA Draft lottery on ESPN or stream it through the Watch ESPN app.
2021 NBA Draft Lottery Odds
Under the 2021 format, the three worst teams (Rockets, Pistons and Magic) will each have a 14 percent chance of winning the lottery.
Here are the lottery odds for each team with the percentage chance of getting each pick (via tankathon).
|Pelicans||4.5||4.8||3.6||5.7||60.6||17.9||1.2||> 0.0||> 0.0||8.7|