NBA Draft 2021: Date, time, venue and how to livestream 75th edition of the annual event

NBA Draft 2021: Date, time, venue and how to livestream 75th edition of the annual event
Cade Cunningham, Evan Mobley and Jalen Suggs are among top players likely to be picked for NBA Draft (Gregory Shamus/ Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

It is time for National Basketball Association (NBA) to pick amateur United States college basketball players and other eligible players, including the international ones for the 2021 NBA Draft with an intention to strengthen their roster. Some of the top talents will eventually become future NBA stars.
The 2021 NBA Draft will be the 75th edition and just like every year, it takes place after the NBA playoffs conclude. Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham and USC's Evan Mobley along with Jalen Suggs are being considered as some of the top contenders. The event is usually held in November but this is the first time when NBA decided to plan the event in July. We have listed everything you need to know about the coveted NBA annual event.  

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The 2019 NBA Draft prospects stand on stage with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver before the start of the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 20, 2019, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Date and time

The 2021 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, July 29, at 8 pm ET. Both rounds of the event will take place on the same day.


Where is it happening?

The 2021 NBA Draft will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Last year, the event was conducted virtually from ESPN's studios in Bristol due to the unfortunate global pandemic.

How to live-stream?

Fans can catch all the action of the much-awaited event on TV channels namely ABC and ESPN. If you planning to stream the event, then you can always download the ESPN app. Also, ABC will only air the first round, whereas, ESPN will be broadcasting both rounds.


Presumptive #1 NBA Draft Pick Cade Cunningham visits The Empire State Building on July 27, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

How does NBA Draft work?

NBA Draft comes with two rounds where each of the 30 NBA teams gets to pick per round. A total of 60 players have to be picked in every NBA Draft. The teams who failed to make the NBA Playoffs are given a little leverage as the 14 picks are chosen by the NBA Draft Lottery.


The remaining 16 players are then picked by the last regular season’s standings in the opposite order, ie the team with the best record last season will get to take the 30th pick and so on. In the second round too, NBA teams will choose the players in reverse order. Also, there is no lottery system in the second round.

What is NBA Draft 2021 order?

Round 1

Detroit Pistons
Houston Rockets
Cleveland Cavaliers
Toronto Raptors
Orlando Magic
Oklahoma City Thunder
Golden State Warriors (from Minnesota)
Orlando Magic (from Chicago)
Sacramento Kings
Memphis Grizzlies (from New Orleans)
Charlotte Hornets
San Antonio Spurs
Indiana Pacers
Golden State Warriors
Washington Wizards
Oklahoma City Thunder (from Boston)
New Orleans Pelicans (from Memphis)
Oklahoma City Thunder (from Miami via the L.A. Clippers, Philadelphia and Phoenix)
New York Knicks
Atlanta Hawks
New York Knicks (from Dallas)
Los Angeles Lakers
Houston Rockets (from Portland)
Houston Rockets (from Milwaukee)
L.A. Clippers
Denver Nuggets
Brooklyn Nets
Philadelphia 76ers
Phoenix Suns
Utah Jazz




Milwaukee Bucks (via Houston Rockets)
New York Knicks (via Detroit Pistons)
Orlando Magic
Oklahoma City Thunder
New Orleans Pelicans (via Cleveland Cavaliers)
Oklahoma City Thunder (via Minnesota Timberwolves)
Detroit Pistons (via Toronto Raptors)
Chicago Bulls (via New Orleans Pelicans)
Sacramento Kings
New Orleans Pelicans (via Chicago Bulls)
San Antonio Spurs
Detroit Pistons (via Charlotte Hornets)
New Orleans Pelicans (via Washington Wizards)
Brooklyn Nets (via Indiana Pacers)
Boston Celtics
Toronto Raptors (via Memphis Grizzlies)
Toronto Raptors (via Golden State Warriors)
Atlanta Hawks (via Miami Hawks)
Brooklyn Nets (via Atlanta Hawks)
Philadelphia 76ers (via New York Knicks)
Memphis Grizzlies (via Portland Trail Blazers)
Detroit Pistons (via Los Angeles Lakers)
New Orleans Pelicans (via Dallas Mavericks)
Indiana Pacers (via Milwaukee Bucks)
Oklahoma City Thunder (via Denver Nuggets)
Charlotte Hornets (via Los Angeles Clippers)
Charlotte Hornets (via Brooklyn Nets)
New York Knicks (via Philadelphia 76ers)
Brooklyn Nets (via Phoenix Suns)
Indiana Pacers (via Utah Jazz)


Who are the favorites?

Cade Cunningham, Evan Mobley and Jalen Suggs are the hot favorites of the season. Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, and Scottie Barnes are some of the other players which might also make it big at the 2021 NBA Draft. Other players like Keon Johnson, Jalen Johnson, Davion Mitchell and Corey Kispert might also make waves at the annual event. 



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