Now that the NBA Draft Lottery is over, fans and teams can look forward to the actual draft which isn’t far away.
Well, last night was pretty crazy. In a stunning turn of events, three teams who found themselves out of the top four initially, saw themselves move up into the top four. While everyone thought that the draft lottery was rigged after the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers had been announced as two of the finalists for the top pick in the draft, that was put to rest when the Memphis Grizzlies won the second overall pick, and the New Orleans Pelicans won the first overall pick.
So now that the dust has settled on last night’s crazy and exciting lottery, the question becomes: when actually is the 2019 NBA Draft? The 2019 NBA Draft will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York (home of the Brooklyn Nets) on June 20, 2019.
It will be televised nationally on ESPN and the draft will see a total of 60 players over two rounds find new homes in the NBA. Most importantly, the draft will most likely see Zion Williamson come off the board with the number one overall pick, and join the Pelicans.
However, NBA fans don’t have to wait until the draft to hear all the rumors surrounding certain teams. By that time, the Pelicans will have figured out what they will do with Anthony Davis, and by the time they pick Zion, he will probably either become the face of the franchise, or just the new toy working with Davis in New Orleans for at least the first year.
So, be sure to mark your calendars on June 20. This draft could be one of the most exciting and thrilling events on the NBA schedule in a long time. Plus, if you’re an NBA fan of a certain team, you’ll be welcoming a new, talented player to your city. The draft is a win-win for everyone.