2022 NBA Draft live stream: How to watch, start time, TV channel, latest mock, official order of picks
2022 NBA Draft live updates, results: Tracker, order, grades, trades, rumors as Magic eye Jabari Smith
NBA Draft 2022: Live stream, how to watch, TV channel, start time
Last week, the interesting 2021-22 NBA season finished with the Golden State Warriors defeating the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals for their fourth championship in the last eight seasons, it's now time to turn our attention toward next season and beyond, starting with Thursday's 2022 NBA Draft.
The draft features no shortage of intriguing prospects as players like Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith, Paolo Banchero and Jaden Ivey are all expected to hear their names called early on by NBA commissioner Adam Silver.
For the first time since 2004, the Orlando Magic have the top overall pick in the draft. Back in '04, Orlando selected Dwight Howard with that top pick, and he went on to have some serious success with the franchise, It will be interesting to see what the Magic do with the pick this time around as their decision will set the tone for the rest of the draft. After Orlando, the Oklahoma City Thunder possess the No. 2 overall pick, followed by the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons rounding out the top five.
Ahead of the big night, here's a look at the viewing information and full draft order for the 2022 NBA Draft.
After a wild 2021-22 season, it's time to shift our full attention to Thursday night's 2022 NBA Draft. A number of exciting prospects will headline the league's marquee offseason event, including Chet Holmgren (Gonzaga), Jabari Smith (Auburn), Paolo Banchero (Duke) and Jaden Ivey (Purdue). Who will be selected first overall remains anyone's guess, but those four players will all hear their names called early on by NBA commissioner Adam Silver.
The Orlando Magic have the top overall pick in the draft for the first time since 2004. After Orlando, the Oklahoma City Thunder pick second, followed by the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons to round out the top five. While the order is set, anything can happen during the draft as teams are busy working the phones to wheel and deal picks. Multiple trades have already been made before the draft as the Lakers acquired the Magic's 35th pick, while the Cavaliers dealt their second-rounder to the Kings. The Portland Trail Blazers also traded their 2025 first-round pick to the Detroit Pistons for Jerami Grant.
It'll be a busy night around the NBA, and we'll have you covered with all the action right here. Here's how to watch Thursday night's NBA Draft.
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The Orlando Magic have been on the clock since winning the NBA Draft lottery and they have a tough decision to make. As many as three players have been pegged with the best odds of becoming the No. 1 pick.
Auburn’s Jabari Smith, Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren, and Duke’s Paolo Banchero could join a young team in Orlando, whose last playoff appearance was in 2020 when they were beaten in five games in the first round by the Milwaukee Bucks. The Magic regressed last season and went 22-60, the worst record in the Eastern Conference.
Oklahoma City will pick second, followed by Houston, Sacramento and Detroit.
Indiana, Portland, New Orleans, San Antonio, Washington, New York, Oklahoma City, Charlotte and Cleveland round out the lottery picks.
Here is how to watch the NBA Draft
When: Thursday, June 23
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Time: 8 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ESPN, ABC
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free) or via Watch ESPN