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What channel is the NBA Draft on today? Time, TV schedule to watch rounds 1-2



The NBA season just crossed the finish line last week, but headquarters don’t have time to rest. The 2021 NBA Draft is here.

There seems to be a consensus opinion on which prospects for 2021 belong to the top tier. Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green and Evan Mobley have separated from the rest of the group and will likely be the top three in some order.

However, the possibility of exchanges becomes very important as the draft approaches. Multiple teams may be looking to send in picks to acquire players to win at now, leading to chaos on draft night.

Here you will find everything you need to know to watch the 2021 NBA Draft, including the start time, the television channel, and the order of selection for rounds 1 and 2.

MORE NBA DRAFT: SN’s Latest Mock Draft | Big Top 60 board

What channel is the NBA Draft on today?

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.

This year’s draft will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Last year’s event was held virtually from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut.

NBA Draft Start Time

  • Date: Thursday, July 29
  • Start time8 pm ET

Coverage of the 2021 NBA Draft begins at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN. A pre-draft countdown program will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

MORE: Watch the 2021 NBA Draft live on fuboTV (7-day free trial)

NBA Draft Order 2021

In the first round, each team has five minutes to make a selection. That time limit is reduced to two minutes for the second round.

Round 1

ChooseTeam
1.Detroit Pistons
2.Houston Rockets
3.Cleveland Knights
Four.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
eleven.Charlotte hornets
12.San antonio spurs
13.Indiana Pacers
14.warriors of the golden state
fifteen.Washington Wizards
sixteen.Oklahoma City Thunder (via Boston Celtics)
17.Memphis Grizzlies
18.Oklahoma City Thunder (via Miami Heat)
19.The New York Knicks
twenty.Atlanta Hawks
twenty-one.New York Knicks (via Dallas Mavericks)
22.Los angeles lakers
2. 3.Houston Rockets (via Portland Trail Blazers)
24.Houston Rockets (via Milwaukee Bucks)
25.Los Angeles Clippers
26.Denver nuggets
27.Brooklyn networks
28.Philadelphia 76ers
29.Phoenix suns
30.Utah Jazz

Round 2

ChooseTeam
31.Milwaukee Bucks (via Houston Rockets)
32.New York Knicks (via Detroit Pistons)
33.Orlando Magic
3. 4.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)
Four. Five.Boston Celts
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)
fifty.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)

2021 NBA simulated draft

SN’s latest mock draft, curated by Mike DeCourcy, breaks down the entire first round of the 2021 NBA Draft. DeCourcy predicts the Pistons will take on Oklahoma State star Cade Cunningham with the first overall pick.

Here is SN’s top five projected for this year’s draft:

  1. Pistons: Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State
  2. Rockets: Jalen Green, G League Ignite
  3. Gentlemen: Evan Mobley, USC
  4. Raptors: Jonathan Kuminga, G League Ignite
  5. Magic: Jalen Suggs, Gonzaga

Check out the rest of DeCourcy’s mock draft here.




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