NBA Draft 2023 Date, Time, Team Order, Top Prospect and Eligibility
The NBA draft 2023 date is revealed, it is taking place on Thursday, July 29, 2023. The event will take place at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut, United States Of America. The live coverage of NBA Draft 2023 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 2023 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 2023 presented by State Farm is confirmed by the NBA.
|NBA Draft 2023||Details|
|Date||Thursday, July 29, 2023|
|Time||8:00 pm ET|
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 2023
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.
The lottery for the 2023 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.
|#2||Golden State Warriors||1|
|#8||New York Knicks||1|
|#11||San Antonio Spurs||1|
|#13||New Orleans Pelicans||1|
|#16||Portland Trail Blazers||1|
|#27||New York Knicks||1|
|#28||Los Angeles Lakers||1|
Rockets, Pacers, Clippers, and Grizzlies don’t get a first-round pick
|#8||New York Knicks||2|
|#9||New Orleans Pelicans||2|
|#11||San Antonio Spurs||2|
|#12||New Orleans Pelicans||2|
|#16||Portland Trail Blazers||2|
|#18||Golden State Warriors||2|
|#21||Golden State Warriors||2|
|#23||Oklahoma City Thunder||2|
|#30||New Orleans Pelicans||2|
Cavaliers, Bucks, Rockets, Lakers, Nuggets, Heat, Suns, Jazz, and the Pistons didn’t get a pick in second round.
Top Prospects for NBA Draft 2023
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 2023 top prospects are
|LaMelo Ball||Illawarra Hawks(NBL, Australia)|
|Deni Avdija||Maccabi Tel Aviv (EuroLeague, Israel)|
|Killian Hayes||Ulm(Bundesliga, Germany)|
|Tyrese Haliburton||Lowa State|
|Patrick Williams||Florida State|
|Devin Vassell||Florida State|
|RJ Hampton||New Zealand Breakers(NBL, New Zealand)|
|Kira Lewis Jr||Alabama|
|Aleksej Pokusevski||Olympiacos(EuroLeague, Greece)|
|Malachi Flynn||San Diego State|
|Robert Woodard II||Mississippi State|
|Theo Maledon||LNB Pro A, France|
|Cole Anthony||North Carolina|
|Leandro Bolmaro||Barcelona(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.