NBA draft 2020: what is the format and where is the ceremony this season?
After being delayed by 5 months due to the covid-19 pandemic the 2020 NBA draft will finally take place Wednesday 18 November at 8 p.m. ET. viewable on ESPN
The coronavirus has put a lot of things on hold in 2020 and the end of the 2019-2020 season wrapped up just over a month ago. Now the NBA teams will at last make their choices to add to their rosters and then pivot on 20 November to free agency before taking to the court for the 2020-2021 season starting 22 December.
This year’s NBA draft will be hosted virtually for the first time from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut. The picks will join the broadcast virtually as Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum announce the selections from ESPN’s headquarters.
When and where to watch the 2020 NBA draft
The show will at last go on as the 2020 NBA draft will tip off on 18 November at 8 p.m. ET. You can watch via one of the following:
Note: To watch ESPN Player a subscription service on TV you will require Apple TV (TvOS) or ChromeCast.
The event will be conducted virtually with Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum announcing the first and second round picks from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut, similar to how the NFL draft was done this year.
Who the picks are for the 2020 NBA draft
The 2020 NBA draft doesn’t have a standout star like Jo Morant or Zion Williamson, one of the favorites is LaMelo Ball but it is unclear if he will be the No. 1 pick as the first two picks go to the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State where he might not be what they need for the 2020-2021 season.
Although this year’s draft is viewed as not having much high-end talent with free agency just around the corner there could be a lot of movement as front offices prepare. There are ten players who are pop up on all 12 of the mock surveys the NBA follows. These include LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman, Deni Avdija, Onyeka Okongwu, Obi Toppin, Isaac Okoro, Tyrese Haliburton, Devin Vassell and Killian Hayes.
To check out all 60 NBA draft 2020 prospects on Sporting News big board.