2022 NBA Draft: times, date and how to watch online and on TV
No sooner have the Golden State Warriors lifted the NBA title than we’re looking ahead to how the rosters will take shape for the new season.
Have you got your breath back? Well, there’s a good chance that if you’re a Dubs fan then you’re still out celebrating a fourth title in eight seasons. Or are you already thinking about picking up a fifth in nine and completing one hand of Steph Curry in rings?
Everyone else is hyped to find out who else is coming in to complete their team’s roster, and you don’t have long to wait.
When is the 2022 NBA Draft?
The National Basketball Association’s 2022/23 draft takes place on Thursday 23 June at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, ahead of the NBA’s free agency officially beginning on 1 July. Orlando Magic have the No. 1 pick with the Thunder, Rockets and Kings following up next. The top pick for the No. 1 pick in the draft, and potential leader of a very interesting crop of young stars, is Jabari Smith Jr. Find out more on the full draft order.
How can I watch the 2022 NBA Draft?
The whole selection process can be followed on ESPN live for the first round and then on either ABC or ESPN for the second round. The official draft begins at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT although, as always, there will be hours of build up to enjoy ahead of it.
If you’re hoping to stream the action online, you’ll need to be a subscriber of DIRECTV, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV or fuboTV. Remember that the latter two have a handy free seven-day trial, if you’re new to them.
AS USA brings you the NBA Draft
Of course, for more expert analysis on the picks and what that could mean for the season ahead, join our very own Dane Arlauckas in AS USA’s annual live blog on the Draft. What he doesn’t know about the NBA and the potential new joiners can fit on one of Luka Doncic’s laces.
We’ll be building up to the Draft through the day so join us as soon as you’re ready.