2022 NBA Draft buzz, rumors, live updates: Tracker, order, grades, trades as Magic hold No. 1 pick
NBA Draft 2022 live updates: Who will Lakers, Clippers draft?
NBA Draft 2022: Live stream, how to watch, TV channel, start time
After a wild 2021-22 season, it's time to shift our full attention to Thursday night's 2022 NBA Draft. A number of exciting prospects will headline the league's marquee offseason event, including Chet Holmgren (Gonzaga), Jabari Smith (Auburn), Paolo Banchero (Duke) and Jaden Ivey (Purdue). Who will be selected first overall remains anyone's guess, but those four players will all hear their names called early on by NBA commissioner Adam Silver.
The Orlando Magic have the top overall pick in the draft for the first time since 2004. After Orlando, the Oklahoma City Thunder pick second, followed by the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons to round out the top five. While the order is set, anything can happen during the draft as teams are busy working the phones to wheel and deal picks. Multiple trades have already been made before the draft as the Lakers acquired the Magic's 35th pick, while the Cavaliers dealt their second-rounder to the Kings. The Portland Trail Blazers also traded their 2025 first-round pick to the Detroit Pistons for Jerami Grant.
It'll be a busy night around the NBA, and we'll have you covered with all the action right here. Here's how to watch Thursday night's NBA Draft.
The Indiana Pacers are scheduled to have the sixth pick Thursday night in the 2022 NBA Draft.
Here is how to watch the NBA Draft
When: Thursday, June 23
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Time: 8 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ESPN, ABC
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free) or via Watch ESPN😂