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When: Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 8 PM ET
Where: Televised on ESPN live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY

Following the 2023 NBA Playoff and Championship, the 2023 NBA Draft takes place this year on June 22nd at 8:00 p.m. ET live on ESPN.

Meanwhile, keep it here for updates on the NBA Draft lottery, expert picks on this year's hottest NBA prospects, and up ahead NBA draft fun facts and trivia plus related resources around the Web:


2022 top NBA Draft rewind

2021 NBA Draft top contenders

(From left to right): Purdue sophmore Jaden Ivey was a top scorer on the court and, on defense and offense, a standout leading into the draft. And, what could we say about Chet Holmgren's skinny 7-foot, 195 lb. frame that hadn't already been said? It never stopped him from running rings around opponents with a combination of unusually strong passing and scoring ability. Finally, sometimes compared to NBA great Blake Griffin, Paolo Banchero was a 2022 standout for his smooth rhythm gliding down the court with explosive slam dunks at the basket.


High school hoop star, Kobe Bryant.

DID YOU KNOW? NBA Draft trivia & fun facts

• 1984 is considered the greatest NBA draft class in history -- when Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, John Stockton and Hakeem Olajuwon were all selected during the first round.

• In 1978, Larry Bird was selected by the Boston Celtics, but he decided he wanted to finish his final year in school. As a result, the NBA instituted the “Bird Collegiate Rule” that said teams could only draft players who were ready to sign on the dotted line.

• Drafted by the LA Lakers right out of high school, Kobe Bryant had to have his parents co-sign his first NBA contract. He was 17 years old.

• Kentucky and Duke have each had three players selected as the No. 1 NBA draft pick, the most for any school. For Kentucky it was John Wall (Wizards, 2010), Anthony Davis (Hornets, 2012) and Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves, 2015). For Duke, it was Art Heyman (Knicks, 1963), Elton Brand (Bulls, 1999) and Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers, 2011).

• The San Antonio Spurs haven't had a lottery pick since 1997, the longest stretch in the NBA.

 

More about the NBA Draft around the Web:

Elsewhere on the Web, keep up-to-date on the latest from inside the NBA - along with scouting reports from the field and expert tips from sports reporters who live and breath NBA draft picks season by season ....


ESPN 2022 NBA Draft
- Get the latest from insider experts with complete analysis including top 100 prospects, major news headlines & feature stories, player profiles & photos.

2023 NBA Draft - Check out the official NBA site for daily reports on top performers with in-depth analysis of first round picks and the latest news headlines,

 

 
 

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