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When is the 2024 NBA Draft? Dates and times

The Atlanta Hawks won the 2024 NBA Draft Lottery and will pick first when the main event gets underway.

El fenómeno francés Alex Sarr se postula al Draft de la NBA
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As NBA fans come down from the excitement of the recent 2023 NBA Finals, where the Boston Celtics clinched a record 18th title, eyes now turn to next season and, before that, the 2024 NBA Draft, with the results of the Draft Lottery having provided the order.

Atlanta Hawks get No. 1 draft pick: who will they select?

The Atlanta Hawks were the big winners, with the lottery assigning them the first pick in the draft. The Washington Wizards (No. 2), Houston Rockets (No. 3) and San Antonio Spurs (No. 4) will also likely be happy with how things worked out.

The Hawks were initially expected to land the projected No. 1 pick, widely tipped to be French sensation (for the second year in a row after Victor Wembanyama), Alex Sarr. The 19-year-old center currently plays for the Perth Wildcats in Australia, having previously performed in the Overtime Elite league (for 16-20 year olds) in... Atlanta. Some things seemed destined to be.

But things have changed and reports are that Sarr will go to the Wizards, with Atlanta eyeing another Frenchman, small forward Zaccharie Risacher or UConn center Donovan Clingan for first pick. Kentucky duo Rob Dillingham, a point guard, and Reed Shepherd, a shooting guard, are also likely to go early.

Where and when is the 2024 NBA Draft?

For the first time, the 2024 NBA Draft will be held over two nights. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 June at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, starting at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on both days.

What’s the 2024 NBA Draft order?

Here is the complete list of picks for the 2024 NBA Draft for Round 1:

  1. Atlanta Hawks
  2. Washington Wizards
  3. Houston Rockets (from Brooklyn Nets)
  4. San Antonio Spurs
  5. Detroit Pistons
  6. Charlotte Hornets
  7. Portland Trail Blazers
  8. San Antonio Spurs (from Toronto Raptors)
  9. Memphis Grizzlies
  10. Utah Jazz
  11. Chicago Bulls
  12. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Houston Rockets)
  13. Sacramento Kings
  14. Portland Trail Blazers (from Golden State Warriors)
  15. Miami Heat
  16. Philadelphia 76ers
  17. New Orleans Pelicans (from Los Angeles Lakers; New Orleans Pelicans may defer pick to 2025)
  18. Orlando Magic
  19. Toronto Raptors (from Indiana Pacers)
  20. Cleveland Cavaliers
  21. New Orleans Pelicans (from Milwaukee Bucks)
  22. Phoenix Suns
  23. Milwaukee Bucks (from New Orleans Pelicans)
  24. New York Knicks (from Dallas Mavericks)
  25. New York Knicks
  26. Washington Wizards (from LA Clippers to Oklahoma City Thunder to Dallas Mavericks)
  27. Minnesota Timberwolves
  28. Denver Nuggets
  29. Utah Jazz (from Oklahoma City Thunder to Indiana Pacers to Toronto Raptors)
  30. Boston Celtics

This year, there will be 58 picks instead of the usual 60, with both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Phoenix Suns losing a second round pick for violating the NBA’s tampering rules during free agency. One name that will be getting plenty of attention is that of Bronny James, the eldest son of the legend that is LeBron.