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When is the NBA Draft in 2021?  Date, time, location, lottery odds and more to know

The NBA playoff field is slowly but steadily shrinking, which means the NBA draft season is coming soon.

This year’s draft class is strong at the top with franchise-changing prospects such as Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham and USC’s Evan Mobley. As always, draft night could see a lot of movement with front offices also gearing up for free agency, which will soon follow the annual event.

When will the teams be on the clock? Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 NBA Draft.

MORE: How the Nuggets landed Nikola Jokic on Draft Day Steal

When is the NBA Draft in 2021?

  • Dated: July 29, 2021
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET

The 2021 NBA Draft takes place on Thursday, July 29. The free agency period will begin on Monday August 2.

NBA Draft TV Channel, How To Live Stream

You can watch the 2021 NBA Draft on ABC (first round only) and ESPN (first and second rounds) or stream it through the Watch ESPN app.

Where is the NBA Draft in 2021?

The NBA has yet to announce the location of the 2021 draft. Last year’s event took place virtually from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut.

When is the NBA Draft lottery in 2021?

The NBA Draft 2021 lottery draw will take place on Tuesday, June 22. You can watch the NBA Draft 2021 Lottery on ESPN or stream it through the Watch ESPN app.

NBA Draft 2021 Lottery Odds

In the 2021 format, the three worst teams (Rockets, Pistons and Magic) will each have a 14% chance of winning the lottery.

Here are the lottery odds of each team with the percentage chance of landing each pick (via Tankathon).

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ten 11 12 13 14 AVERAGE
Rockets 14.0 13.4 12.7 11.9 47.9 3.7
Pistons 14.0 13.4 12.7 11.9 27.8 20.1 3.9
Magic 14.0 13.4 12.7 11.9 14.8 26.0 7.1 4.1
thunder 11.5 11.4 11.9 11.0 7.4 27.1 18.0 2.4 4.6
Riders 11.5 11.4 10.6 11.0 2.9 18.2 25.5 8.6 0.6 4.8
Wood wolves 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 8.6 29.7 20.6 3.8 0.2 5.5
Raptors 7.5 7.8 8.1 8.5 19.8 33.9 13.0 1.4 > 0.0 6.2
Bulls 4.5 4.8 6.7 5.7 34.5 36.2 8.5 0.5 > 0.0 7.5
kings 4.5 4.8 5.2 5.7 46.4 29.4 3.9 0.1 > 0.0 8.1
pelicans 4.5 4.8 3.6 5.7 60.6 17.9 1.2 > 0.0 > 0.0 8.7
Hornets 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.5 77.6 13.4 0.4 > 0.0 10.4
Spurs 1.7 1.9 1.6 2.4 85.2 6.6 0.1 11.3
Pacers 1.0 1.1 1.5 1.4 92.9 2.3 12.5
Warriors 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 97.6 13.7





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