What time is the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery?

NBA Draft Lottery. (Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports)
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The 2021 NBA Draft Lottery will commence at 8:30 p.m. ET on June 22.

Teams are still battling for the 2020-21 NBA Championship, but the future is calling for those at the bottom of the league standings.

Who will get the No. 1 selection with the chance to change their fortunes thanks to a stud young player?

How will the top-10 picks fall?

It all comes down to the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery coming up on Tuesday, June 22.

What time is the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery?

The 2021 NBA Draft Lottery will take place at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Watch it unfold on broadcast television or via the Watch ESPN app.

What’s at stake? A whole lot.

This year’s draft class features franchise-changing prospects like Cade Cunningham from Oklahoma State and Evan Mobley from USC. The teams with the top two selections in this draft should be able to build around either of those two players for years to come.

It’s not just the top selectors who will have their choice of future stars. With the likes of Jalen Green, Jalen Suggs and others on the board, this might be a class for the ages.

The Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic are in the best position to nab the No. 1 pick. They each have a 14 percent chance to take the top spot. They have a 52.1 percent chance of getting a Top 4 selection.

All three could use the help after finishing the 2020-21 season with records of 17-55, 20-52 and 21-51, respectively. They’re all looking to start their rebuilds with some serious star power.

Next up, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Cleveland Cavaliers have an 11.5 percent shot at No. 1 and a 45.1 percent chance to be in the top four.

Golden State will be watching Minnesota closely on Tuesday night. If their 9.0 percent chance to get the No. 1 pick comes through, the Timberwolves will keep the first-rounder they traded to Warriors. The pick is also protected if it’s No. 2 or No. 3. Anywhere outside that range and it becomes Steve Kerr’s to play with.

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