How to watch the 2023 NBA Draft


The 2023 NBA Draft is rapidly approaching! The Detroit Pistons own the best odds at the No. 1 overall pick, hoping to add the French phenomenon in Victor Wembanyama. After him, there's Scoot Henderson from the G League or the dynamic wing Brandon Miller out of Alabama. Could both the Thompson brothers "splash" their way into the top-5? After just one year at Kansas, perhaps Gradey Dick could find his way into the top 10 after his impressive play in the NCAA tournament. Which teams could trade up to make a move that could change their franchise's future?

Free agency doesn't begin until Thursday, July 6, requiring teams to make their draft selections before signing any new players. For lottery teams, that means an early pick can set the tone for their entire offseason, looking to build around that one player. For playoff contenders, a late-round steal could be the difference maker the following season that propels them into the NBA Finals.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2023 NBA Draft.

When is the 2023 NBA Draft date?

The 2023 NBA Draft is scheduled for Thursday, June 22 at 8 p.m. ET.

Where will the 2023 NBA Draft be held?

The 2023 NBA Draft will be hosted at the Barclays Center in New York City, home of the Brooklyn Nets. The draft has been held at Barclays Center since 2013, not including the 2020 NBA Draft, which was held remotely due to the pandemic.

How to watch and stream the 2023 NBA Draft

The first round of the 2023 NBA Draft will be broadcast on ESPN and ABC with the second round airing only on ESPN. Both rounds will be available to stream on Watch ESPN with either an ESPN+ account or a valid cable subscription.

Who will go No. 1 overall in the 2023 NBA Draft?

The Detroit Pistons own the best odds for the No. 1 overall pick. The full lottery order will not be set until the ping-pong balls determine the top 14 on Tuesday, May 16.

NBC Sports Washington's Chase Hughes and Tyler Byrum have paired Wembanyama and Detroit in their latest NBA mock draft, followed by G League Ignite's Scoot Henderson (Spurs), Alabama's Brandon Miller (Rockets) and Overtime Elite's Amen Thompson (Hornets).

2023 NBA Draft order based on lottery odds

First Round

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

* not to be determined until the May 16 lottery

Second Round

  1. Detroit Pistons
  2. Indiana Pacers (via Spurs)
  3. San Antonio Spurs (via Rockets)
  4. Charlotte Hornets
  5. Boston Celtics (via Trail Blazers)
  6. Orlando Magic
  7. Sacramento Kings (via Pacers) 
  8. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Wizards)
  9. Charlotte Hornets (via Jazz)
  10. Denver Nuggets (via Mavericks)
  11. Washington Wizards (via Bulls)
  12. Charlotte Hornets (via Thunder)
  13. Portland Trail Blazers (via Hawks)
  14. San Antonio Spurs (via Raptors)
  15. Memphis Grizzlies (via Timberwolves)
  16. Atlanta Hawks (via Pelicans)
  17. Los Angeles Lakers
  18. Los Angeles Clippers
  19. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Warriors)
  20. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Heat)
  21. Brooklyn Nets
  22. Phoenix Suns
  23. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Knicks)
  24. Sacramento Kings
  25. Indiana Pacers (via Cavaliers)
  26. Memphis Grizzlies
  27. Washington Wizards (via Celtics)
  28. Milwaukee Bucks
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