When is the 2023 NBA draft? Learn all the details there is to know streaming the event, where to watch it and more.
The 2023 NBA draft, the 77th edition of the National Basketball Association’s annual draft, will be held on June 22, 2023, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The draft will consist of 58 picks instead of the typical 60 due to the loss of a second-round pick for both the Chicago Bulls and the Philadelphia 76ers for violating the NBA’s tampering rules during free agency.
So where can you watch the 2023 NBA draft? As it turns out, the 2023 NBA draft Is on Thursday, June 22 and coverage starts at 8 p.m. ET. The draft will be available on ABC, ESPN and the ESPN App. ABC will broadcast the first round while ESPN will carry the full event. If you have an antenna that picks up ABC, you can watch the first round of the 2023 NBA Draft for free.
This was the second straight season where the NBA draft held only 58 picks instead of the typical 60 due to tampering violations by the Chicago Bulls and the Philadelphia 76ers. The draft lottery was done last month, where the San Antonio Spurs won the number one pick. The San Antonio franchise are widely expected to pick Victor Wembanyama from France.
Who are the other prospects lined up for a pick on trade night?
Other than the highly-rated Frenchman, Brandon Miller and Scoot Henderson are also set for high-profile picks.
Cam Whitmore, Amen Thompson, Jordan Hawkins, Gradey Dick, Taylor Hendricks, Ausar Thompson and Cason Wallace are likely to make the top 10 picks of the night. Following them, Jarace Walker, Leonard Miller, Anthony Black, Dariq Whitehead and Nick Smith are likely to be swooped up by their suitors.
While the Spurs have the coveted first overall pick, the Charlotte Hornets and the Portland Trail Blazers will pick the second and third picks respectively. The Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks make up the rest of the top 10.