The NBA Finals are all over. For the second time in a row, and third time in the past four seasons, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to claim the title. And with that series settled, it’s time to focus on the 2018 NBA Draft, which is now less than 10 days away.
In one of the deeper drafts the league has seen in years, the Phoenix Suns have the No. 1 overall pick, with the Kings picking second and the Hawks picking the third. The Grizzlies are the odd team out in the lottery, sitting in fourth.
Commissioner Adam Silver will announce the first overall pick on June 21, a date that is rapidly approaching. The draft will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. A lot can happen between now and then — last year the Celtics gave up the first overall pick to the 76ers — but with the likes DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Luka Doncic and Jaren Jackson Jr., a lot of players in this year’s draft look like they can turn a team around. The Suns and Kings just added Josh Jackson and De’Aaron Fox, respectively, last year, so their fans will be particularly interested in what happens this year.
When is the 2018 NBA Draft?
- Date: Thursday, June 21
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
- Location: Barclays Center — Brooklyn, New York
- TV: ESPN (check local listings)
- Stream: WatchESPN.com or WatchESPN app
Which direction will the Suns go with the No. 1 pick? Can the Kings capitalize on their lottery jump to the second slot? Where will Luka Doncic land? All of these questions and more will be answered soon.