NBA Draft 2021 Set for July 29; Lottery Slated for June 22

NBA Draft 2021 Set for July 29; Lottery Slated for June 22

NBA Draft Set for July 29; Lottery Slated for June 22!

It’s official, the NBA announced its annual draft will be held on July 29 at 8 p.m. ET, and the first round will be televised by ESPN and ABC. The second round will be aired on just ESPN. Read on for details on NBA Draft 2021… the draft lottery will be conducted on June 22 and air on ESPN at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The combine is slated to be held from June 21 to June 27 and will be televised on ESPN Networks.

Coverage will include five-on-five games and strength and agility testing.

The NBA is starting to line-up its offseason schedule, and while there are some things yet to be announced — where the Draft Combine will be, if and when there will be a Sumer League — it’s all starting to take shape.

The 2021 NBA Draft will take place on July 29. The first round of the Draft will be televised on ABC and ESPN, with the second round on ESPN.

The 2020 NBA draft and its respective combine were held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last year’s lottery order was still determined in person by NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum from the league’s offices in Secaucus, N.J.

Here is the schedule:

  •  May 30: Early-entry candidates (anyone but college seniors) must apply for Draft.
  • June 21-27: NBA Draft Combine. Location TBD.
  • June 22: NBA Draft Lottery. Location TBD.
  •  July 19: Deadline for early-entry candidates to withdraw from Draft.
  • July 29: 2021 NBA Draft