2021 NBA Draft

If it looks like the NBA just had a draft, well, kind of it was.

Last year’s event didn’t take place until the end of November, about a month before the start of the regular season. Even if this year’s design is not yet “normal”, we are at least back in the right season.

Still, that won’t matter much on Thursday night when teams near the top are hoping to improve their immediate prospects with … prospects. The Detroit Pistons start with number one in this year’s NBA draft, which starts at 8 p.m. ET from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Round 1 airs on both ABC and ESPN, while Round 2 airs on ESPN.

Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham is expected to be the top pick, and G League Ignite’s Jalen Green, USC’s Evan Mobley, Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs, and Florida State’s Scottie Barnes are some of the other great prospects expected to be some left behind. early.

Stay here for a draft night as the NBA Athletic staff share their insights, analysis, and predictions ahead of Thursday’s event.

But first, some teasing to get you down:

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