The 2021-22 NBA season is in the rearview, with all eyes shifting to the 2022 NBA Draft.
The 2022 class is flush with talent with several players vying for the No. 1 overall spot in Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren, Auburn’s Jabari Smith and Duke’s Paolo Banchero separating themselves from the field, and will likely be the top three picks in some order.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the 2022 NBA Draft, including the start time, TV channel and order of picks for Rounds 1 and 2.
What channel is the NBA Draft on today?
You can watch the 2022 NBA Draft on ABC (first round only) and ESPN (first and second rounds) or stream it via the Watch ESPN app.
This year’s draft will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
NBA Draft start time
- Date: Thursday, June 23
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET
Coverage of the 2021 NBA Draft begins at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN. A pre-draft countdown show will start at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
NBA Draft order 2022
In the first round, each team has five minutes to make a selection. That time limit drops to two minutes for the second round.
|2.||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|7.||Portland Trail Blazers|
|8.||New Orleans Pelicans (via Lakers)|
|9.||San Antonio Spurs|
|11.||New York Knicks|
|12.||Oklahoma City Thunder (via Clippers)|
|15.||Charlotte Hornets (via Pelicans)|
|20.||San Antonio Spurs (via Raptors)|
|23.||Brooklyn Nets (via 76ers, can defer to 2023)|
|25.||Los Angeles Clippers|
|26.||San Antonio Spurs (via Celtics)|
|29.||Golden State Warriors|
|30.||Oklahoma City Thunder (via Suns)|
|31.||Indiana Pacers (via Rockets)|
|33.||Toronto Raptors (via Pistons)|
|34.||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|35.||Orlando Magic (via Pacers)|
|36.||Portland Trail Blazers|
|38.||Chicago Bulls (via New Orleans Pelicans)|
|39.||San Antonio Spurs (via Lakers)|
|40.||Minnesota Timberwolves (via Wizards)|
|41.||Charlotte Hornets (via Pelicans)|
|42.||New York Knicks|
|47.||Memphis Grizzlies (via Cavaliers)|
|48.||Sacramento Kings (via Bulls)|
|50.||Golden State Warriors|
|51.||Minnesota Timberwolves (via Nuggets)|
|52.||New Orleans Pelicans (via Jazz)|
|54.||Washington Wizards (via Mavericks)|
|55.||Golden State Warriors|
|57.||Portland Trail Blazers|
|58.||Indiana Pacers (via Suns)|
Note: The Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat have each forfeited a second-round pick.
2022 NBA Mock Draft
SN’s latest mock draft, curated by Kyle Irving, breaks down the entire first round of the 2022 NBA Draft. Irving predicts the Orlando Magic will select Duke’s Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 overall pick.
Here is SN’s projected top five for this year’s draft:
- Magic: Paolo Banchero, Duke
- Thunder: Jabari Smith, Auburn
- Rockets: Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga
- Kings, Jaden Ivey, Purdue
- Pistons: Shaedon Sharpe, Kentucky