The 2016 NBA draft will be here before you know it. A common question that basketball fans ask, is what time does the NBA Draft start? For the 2016 edition of the draft, the action will start at 7 PM ET and will be broadcast on ESPN on June 23,2016. The NBA will hold the draft lottery during the NBA Playoffs in May 2016. Until the lottery is held, the final NBA draft order that you see on mock drafts will be based on the reverse order of how teams finish in the NBA regular season standings. You can checkout how to watch the live stream of the NBA draft as well as the 2016 NBA draft results and updated draft order here. If you want to check out past NBA drafts, we also have those posted here for fans to enjoy.
What is the 2016 NBA Draft Order?
Although the Philadelphia 76ers seem to have taken tanking to a new level during the 2015-16 NBA regular season, there is no guarantee that the 76ers will get the first pick in the NBA draft. They will have the highest odds to earn the first pick; however, any of the teams who fail to earn a spot in the 2016 NBA postseason will have a chance to get the overall number one pick unless they have traded away their pick.
What is the Location of the 2016 NBA Draft?
The 2016 NBA draft will be held at the Barclays Center located in Brooklyn, New York and will be broadcast on ESPN. During the draft, each of the NBA’s teams will take turns selecting eligible U.S. and international players for two rounds. Any players that are not selected during the two rounds of the draft will become unrestricted free agents, and they will be free to sign with any U.S. or international team to include D-League affiliates of the NBA. Both rounds in the 2016 NBA draft will be held on June 23rd.
Who is going to Get Picked First in the NBA Draft?
Until we know who exactly will get the first pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, it will be hard to say. Star forward, Ben Simmons of LSU has been a consistent favorite throughout most of the college basketball season to go as the overall number one pick. Small forward, Brandon Ingram from Duke has also gained a lot of momentum across all of the mock drafts for potentially going as the overall number 1 selection. Guards Jaylen Brown, Kriss Dunn, Jamal Murray, and Buddy Hield are all consistent favorites to be high lotter picks; however, not many people are projecting any of these players as being competitive for the top two picks in the draft.