When is the NBA Draft in 2021? Date, time, location, pick order & more to know

When is the NBA Draft in 2021? Date, time, location, pick order & more to know

The NBA playoffs have concluded, but as the saying goes, basketball never stops. NBA Draft season has arrived.

This year’s draft class is strong at the top with potentially franchise-changing prospects such as Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham and USC’s Evan Mobley. As always, draft night could see a lot of movement with front offices also preparing for free agency, which will quickly follow the annual event.

When will 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: Thursday, July 29
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET

The 2021 NBA Draft will be held Thursday, July 29. The free agency period will begin Monday, Aug. 2.

NBA Draft TV channel, how to live stream

You can watch the 2021 NBA Draft on ABC (first round only) and ESPN (first and second rounds) or stream it via the Watch ESPN app.

Where is the NBA Draft in 2021?

The 2021 NBA Draft will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Last year’s event was conducted virtually from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Conn.

NBA Draft order 2021

Round 1

1.Detroit Pistons
2.Houston Rockets
3.Cleveland Cavaliers
4.Toronto Raptors
5.Orlando Magic
6.Oklahoma City Thunder
7.Golden State Warriors (via Minnesota Timberwolves)
8.Orlando Magic (via Chicago Bulls)
9.Sacramento Kings
10.New Orleans Pelicans
11.Charlotte Hornets
12.San Antonio Spurs
13.Indiana Pacers
14.Golden State Warriors
15.Washington Wizards
16.Oklahoma City Thunder (via Boston Celtics)
17.Memphis Grizzlies
18.Oklahoma City Thunder (via Miami Heat)
19.New York Knicks
20.Atlanta Hawks
21.New York Knicks (via Dallas Mavericks)
22.Los Angeles Lakers
23.Houston Rockets (via Portland Trail Blazers)
24.Houston Rockets (via Milwaukee Bucks)
25.Los Angeles Clippers
26.Denver Nuggets
27.Brooklyn Nets
28.Philadelphia 76ers
29.Phoenix Suns
30.Utah Jazz

Round 2

31.Milwaukee Bucks (via Houston Rockets)
32.New York Knicks (via Detroit Pistons)
33.Orlando Magic
34.Oklahoma City Thunder
35.New Orleans Pelicans (via Cleveland Cavaliers)
36.Oklahoma City Thunder (via Minnesota Timberwolves)
37.Detroit Pistons (via Toronto Raptors)
38.Chicago Bulls (via New Orleans Pelicans)
39.Sacramento Kings
40.New Orleans Pelicans (via Chicago Bulls)
41.San Antonio Spurs
42.Detroit Pistons (via Charlotte Hornets)
43.New Orleans Pelicans (via Washington Wizards)
44.Brooklyn Nets (via Indiana Pacers)
45.Boston Celtics
46.Toronto Raptors (via Memphis Grizzlies)
47.Toronto Raptors (via Golden State Warriors)
48.Atlanta Hawks (via Miami Hawks)
49.Brooklyn Nets (via Atlanta Hawks)
50.Philadelphia 76ers (via New York Knicks)
51.Memphis Grizzlies (via Portland Trail Blazers)
52.Detroit Pistons (via Los Angeles Lakers)
53.New Orleans Pelicans (via Dallas Mavericks)
54.Indiana Pacers (via Milwaukee Bucks)
55.Oklahoma City Thunder (via Denver Nuggets)
56.Charlotte Hornets (via Los Angeles Clippers)
57.Charlotte Hornets (via Brooklyn Nets)
58.New York Knicks (via Philadelphia 76ers)
59.Brooklyn Nets (via Phoenix Suns)
60.Indiana Pacers (via Utah Jazz)