2022 NBA Draft live stream: How to watch, start time, TV channel, latest mock, official order of picks
After the NBA's compelling 2021-22 season that came to a close last week when the Golden State Warriors defeated 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.
How to watch 2022 NBA Draft
Date: Thursday, June 23 | Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Barclays Center -- Brooklyn, New York
TV: ABC (first round), ESPN (first and second rounds)
Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free) | Follow: CBS Sports HQ
The signals are pointing stronger and stronger at Duke’s Paolo Banchero being selected by the Rockets, should he be on the board at No. 3, sources told The Athletic. And with the reality of the incoming No. 3 pick and possibly more draftees, second-year forward Kenyon Martin Jr. recently approached Rockets management to discuss the possibility of a trade from the franchise, sources said.The NBA Draft is finally here, and of course our experts are here to discuss it.
The New York Knicks own two picks tonight at Nos. 11 and 42.
Naturally, there are several questions that comes with picks like these. Who should they target with the No. 11 pick? Could they trade up? Could they slide down?
Knicks beat writer Fred Katz and draft guru Sam Vecenie discuss all things Knicks ahead of tonight's draft.jgh