2022 NBA Draft date: When is draft? Date, start time, odds, more

The 2022 NBA Draft is finally upon us with the conclusion of the NBA Finals. The draft is the start of the new league year with the Summer League and Free Agency to follow. The draft represents a night in which many prospects can fulfill a lifelong dream of playing in the NBA.

When is the 2022 NBA draft?

date: Thursday 23 June
time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Barclays Center
TV Info: ESPN, ABC (first round)

The Orlando Magic holds the top pick in this year’s draft. Many pundits expect the Magic to pick either Jabari Smith or Chet Holmgren. Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons round out the top five.

Other top prospects to watch out for include Paolo Banchero, Jaden Ivey, Keegan Murray, and Shaedon Sharpe. A handful of teams enter the draft with no first-round picks, while a few others have multiple first-round picks. There should be plenty of action in the days leading up to the draft, as well as during the event itself, as teams try to best position themselves for the future.

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