What time does NBA Draft start tonight? TV channel, live stream, schedule to watch 2022 picks

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The next wave of NBA talent is knocking on the door and ready to come in.

On Thursday, the top amateur players will join the professional ranks at the 2022 NBA Draft.

Duke's Paolo Banchero, Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren and Auburn's Jabari Smith Jr. are among the players likely to go first overall to the Magic.

Looking to watch the 2022 NBA Draft? Here's all the information you need to watch the draft including time, TV channel and more.

MORE: Watch the NBA Draft live with fuboTV (get access now)

What time does the NBA Draft start today?

  • Date: Thursday, June 23
  • Start time: 8 p.m. ET

The 2022 NBA Draft will begin at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday. Each team will have five minutes between picks, which means the draft will likely last approximately four hours.

The draft will last only one day and consists of just two rounds. There are 58 total picks in the 2022 NBA Draft.

LIVE: Follow every pick from the 2022 NBA Draft

What channel is the NBA Draft on today?

  • TV channels: ABC | ESPN | TSN (Canada)

ESPN and ABC will handle the broadcast of the first round of the NBA Draft in 2022 in the United States before ESPN carries the second round. Canadian viewers can watch the NBA Draft on TSN.

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NBA Draft TV schedule

ESPN and ABC will each carry the broadcast of the NBA Draft's first round. ESPN will be the only broadcast of the second round of the draft.

In Canada, viewers will be able to find the entire draft on TSN.

Round TV channels
1 ABC, ESPN, TSN (Canada)
2 ESPN, TSN (Canada)

NBA Draft live stream

  • Live stream: Watch ESPN | TSN Direct (Canada) | fuboTV

There are plenty of options for viewers to be able to stream the 2022 NBA Draft. FuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, DIRECTV Stream and AT&T TV all will carry ESPN or ABC.

There are also several gaming console and streaming devices that will carry apps that give viewers the option to stream the draft.

Platform NBA Draft? Cable/satellite login needed?
fuboTV Yes No
YouTube TV Yes No
Hulu + Live TV Yes No
Sling TV Yes No
DIRECTV Stream Yes No
AT&T TV Yes No
Xbox (ABC/ESPN Apps) Yes Yes
PS4 (ABC/ESPN Apps) Yes Yes
Amazon Fire TV (ABC/ESPN Apps) Yes Yes
Android TV (ABC/ESPN Apps) Yes Yes
Apple TV (ABC/ESPN Apps) Yes Yes
Roku (ABC/ESPN Apps) Yes Yes
Mobile devices/tablets ABC/ESPN Apps) Yes Yes
Computers (ESPN.com/Watch, ABC.go.com) Yes Yes

NBA Draft order 2022

The Magic will be the first team on the clock with the first overall pick, followed by the Thunder, Rockets, Kings and Pistons to round out the top five.

The Thunder, Spurs and Timberwolves each have four picks in the 2022 NBA Draft to lead all teams. Not mentioned below? The Lakers who do not own a pick in either the first or second round.

Here is a look at the full NBA Draft order:

Round 1

Round Pick Team
1 1 Orlando Magic
1 2 Oklahoma City Thunder
1 3 Houston Rockets
1 4 Sacramento Kings
1 5 Detroit Pistons
1 6 Indiana Pacers
1 7 Portland Trail Blazers
1 8 New Orleans Pelicans (from Lakers)
1 9 San Antonio Spurs
1 10 Washington Wizards
1 11 New York Knicks
1 12 Oklahoma City Thunder (from Clippers)
1 13 Charlotte Hornets
1 14 Cleveland Cavaliers
1 15 Charlotte Hornets (from Pelicans)
1 16 Atlanta Hawks
1 17 Houston Rockets (from Nets)
1 18 Chicago Bulls
1 19 Minnesota Timberwolves
1 20 San Antonio Spurs (from Raptors)
1 21 Denver Nuggets
1 22 Memphis Grizzlies (from Jazz)
1 23 Philadelphia 76ers
1 24 Milwaukee Bucks
1 25 San Antonio Spurs (from Celtics)
1 26 Houston Rockets (from Mavericks)
1 27 Miami Heat
1 28 Golden State Warriors
1 29 Memphis Grizzlies
1 30 Oklahoma City Thunder (from Suns)

Round 2

Round Pick Team
2 31 Indiana Pacers (from Rockets via Cavaliers)
2 32 Orlando Magic
2 33 Toronto Raptors (from Detroit via Spurs, Wizards and Bears)
2 34 Oklahoma City Thunder
2 35 Orlando Magic (from Pacers via Bucks)
2 36 Portland Trail Blazers
2 37 Sacramento Kings
2 38 San Antonio Spurs (from Lakers via Bulls and Wizards)
2 39 Cleveland Cavaliers (from Spurs via Jazz)
2 40 Minnesota Timberwolves (from Wizards via Cavaliers)
2 41 New Orleans Pelicans
2 42 New York Knicks
2 43 Los Angeles Clippers
2 44 Atlanta Hawks
2 45 Charlotte Hornets
2 46 Detroit Pistons (from Nets)
2 47 Memphis Grizzlies (from Cavaliers via Pelicans and Hawks)
2 48 Minnesota Timberwolves
2 49 Sacramento Kings (from Bulls via Grizzlies and Pistons)
2 50 Minnesota Timberwolves (from Nuggets via 76ers)
2 51 Golden State Warriors (from Raptors via 76ers)
2 52 New Orleans Pelicans (from Jazz)
2 53 Boston Celtics
2 54 Washington Wizards (from Mavericks)
2 55 Golden State Warriors
2 56 Cleveland Cavaliers (from Heat via Pacers)
2 57 Portland Trail Blazers (from Grizzlies via Jazz)
2 58 Indiana Pacers (from Suns)
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Edward Sutelan is a digital content producer for The Sporting News. He has previously worked for PennLive, The Cape Cod Times and The Columbus Dispatch, and is an Ohio State University graduate.