The NBA is about to receive the latest wave of young talent.
On Thursday, the 2022 NBA Draft will commence, with 58 amateur basketball players officially joining the professional ranks.
The draft is slated to begin on Thursday, June 23, at 8 p.m. ET, and will consist of two rounds. ESPN and ABC will carry the first round of the coverage before ESPN handles the entirety of the second round.
There will be many viewers that choose to stream the NBA Draft or have cut the cord on cable. Here's all the information needed to watch the 2022 NBA Draft without cable.
NBA Draft live streams 2022
There are plenty of ways for fans to watch the 2022 NBA Draft if they have cut the cord on cable.
Streaming services like fuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV and AT&T TV will each carry ESPN and ABC. Fans will also have the option to use connected TV devices like Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku to stream the draft using the ESPN or ABC apps after authenticating the apps with TV providers.
There will also be the option to live stream the draft using WatchESPN or ABC Go after logging in with authentication.
Canadian viewers can find the NBA Draft on TSN Direct.
|Platform||NBA Draft?||Cable/satellite login needed?|
|Hulu + Live 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|
How to live stream the 2022 NBA Draft without cable
Anyone who has access to ABC, a broadcast TV network, can watch the first round of the draft, while anyone with ESPN can watch both rounds of the draft.
However, those without broadcast TV can find the draft with YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV and variety of other streaming platforms that carry ABC and ESPN feeds.
NBA Draft 2022 TV schedule
|1||ABC, ESPN, TSN (Canada)|
|2||ESPN, TSN (Canada)|
The first round of the 2022 NBA Draft will be carried on both ABC and ESPN in the U.S., but ESPN will handle the second round exclusively. TSN will have coverage of both the first and second rounds of the draft in Canada.
Teams will have five minutes between picks, which means the draft will likely last approximately four hours. The draft takes place over just a single day and consists of only two rounds with a total of 58 picks over the two rounds.