NBA Draft 2022 Date, Time, Team Order, Top Prospect and Eligibility

The NBA draft 2022 date is revealed, it is taking place on Thursday, July 29, 2022. The event will take place at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut, United States Of America. The live coverage of NBA Draft 2022 will begin at 8 p.m. ET and the first round will be shown on ESPN and ABC followed by the second round on ESPN. NBA Draft Lottery is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, broadcasting on ESPN at 8:30 p.m. ET.

NBA Draft 2022 Date and Time

NBA draft is an annual event that usually takes place in June which is the offseason. The dates for the NBA Draft 2022 presented by State Farm is confirmed by the NBA.

NBA Draft 2022Details
DateThursday, July 29, 2022
Time8:00 pm ET
VenueESPN Headquarters

There are 2 rounds of the draft in the NBA and in each round the teams pick 30 players. The team who failed to make it to the playoffs the previous season and have the worst record are given the first opportunity to pick.

Microsoft Surface Combine is set to take place on Monday, June 21 to Sunday, June 27.

For many of those who don’t know the draft is, it is basically an event where each team is allocated a number or a pick order to chose a player from a pool of undergraduates who have never played in the NBA but are eligible to be picked by teams.

NBA Early Entry Application and Withdrawal Dates

The early entry player can apply for the NBA Draft till Sunday, May 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET while they can withdraw from the NBA Draft before Monday, July 19 at 5 p.m. ET.

Eligibility for NBA Draft 2022

The eligibility for the players to be featured in the draft list is that they must be a minimum of 19 years of age. Adding on the players who hail from the US, must be at least one year into graduation after high school and for the others, they must have completed their 4 years of graduation.

Team Order

The lottery for the 2022 NBA draft was conducted and it was the Minnesota Timberwolves who will make the first pick today. It will be for the second time in history that Minnesota Timberwolves will make the first pick. While the list of team orders is as follows.

PickTeamRound
#1Minnesota Timberwolves1
#2Golden State Warriors1
#3Charlotte Hornets1
#4Chicago Bulls1
#5Cleveland Cavaliers1
#6Atlanta Hawks1
#7Detroit Pistons1
#8New York Knicks1
#9Washington Wizards1
#10Phoenix Suns1
#11San Antonio Spurs1
#12Sacramento Kings1
#13New Orleans Pelicans1
#14Boston Celtics 1
#15Orlando Magic1
#16Portland Trail Blazers1
#17Minnesota Timberwolves1
#18Dallas Mavericks1
#19Brooklyn Nets1
#20Miami Heat1
#21Philadelphia 76ers1
#22Denver Nuggets1
#23Utah Jazz1
#24Milwaukee Bucks1
#25Utah Jazz1
#26Boston Celtics1
#27New York Knicks1
#28Los Angeles Lakers1
#29Toronto Raptors1
#30Boston Celtics1

Rockets, Pacers, Clippers, and Grizzlies don’t get a first-round pick

Round 2

PickTeamRound
#1Dallas Mavericks2
#2Charlotte Hornets2
#3Minnesota Timberwolves2
#4Philadelphia 76ers2
#5Sacramento Kings2
#6Philadelphia 76ers2
#7Washington Wizards2
#8New York Knicks2
#9New Orleans Pelicans2
#10Memphis Grizzlies2
#11San Antonio Spurs2
#12New Orleans Pelicans2
#13Sacramento Kings2
#14Chicago Bulls2
#15Orlando Magic2
#16Portland Trail Blazers2
#17Boston Celtics2
#18Golden State Warriors2
#19Philadelphia 76ers2
#20Atlanta Hawks2
#21Golden State Warriors2
#22Sacramento Kings2
#23Oklahoma City Thunder2
#24Indiana Pacers2
#25Brooklyn Nets2
#26Charlotte Hornets2
#27LA Clippers2
#28Philadelphia 76ers2
#29Toronto Raptors2
#30New Orleans Pelicans2

Cavaliers, Bucks, Rockets, Lakers, Nuggets, Heat, Suns, Jazz, and the Pistons didn’t get a pick in second round.

Top Prospects for NBA Draft 2022

Top prospects are basically high potential college graduates which every team would want to have on their side. While the list of some NBA draft 2022 top prospects are

PlayerState
Anthony EdwardsGeorgia
James WisemanMemphis
LaMelo BallIllawarra Hawks(NBL, Australia)
Deni Avdija Maccabi Tel Aviv (EuroLeague, Israel)
Obi ToppinDayton
Onyeka OkongwuUSC
Killian HayesUlm(Bundesliga, Germany)
Tyrese HaliburtonLowa State
Isaac OkoroAuburn
Patrick Williams Florida State
Devin VassellFlorida State
Saddiq BeyVillanova
Aaron NesmithVanderbilt
Precious AchiuwaMemphis
Tyrell TerryStanford
RJ HamptonNew Zealand Breakers(NBL, New Zealand)
Jalen SmithMaryland
Josh GreenArizona
Jaden McDaniels Washington
Tyrese MaxeyKentucky
Kira Lewis JrAlabama
Aleksej PokusevskiOlympiacos(EuroLeague, Greece)
Malachi FlynnSan Diego State
Desmond BaneTCU
Robert Woodard IIMississippi State
Theo MaledonLNB Pro A, France
Cole AnthonyNorth Carolina
Tyler BeyColorado
Tre JonesDuke
Leandro BolmaroBarcelona(Liga ACB, Spain)

There is still uncertainty about the 2020-21 NBA schedule and start date but teams are geared up for the Wednesday night’s NBA draft.

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