What time is the 2021 NBA Draft tonight? What channel is the NBA Draft?

The 2021 NBA Draft starts tonight and the Detroit Pistons own the top pick where they are expected to take Cade Cunningham.

The Detroit Pistons are on the clock with the owners of the top pick in the 2021 NBA Draft that begins on Thursday night, July 29 at 8 p.m. ET.

Fans can watch the NBA Draft on ESPN and the NBA Network.

There will be a half-hour countdown show airing immediately before the official draft so fans will want to tune in early to stay on top of the latest NBA Draft news and rumors before the Pistons make their pick.

The NBA Draft is always an opportunity for many teams to make trades. The week leading up to the draft has seen plenty of NBA trade rumors come to the surface, including with some big-time stars.

Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal and Ben Simmons have been among the All-Stars having their name bandied about in trade rumors. Will any of them be moved tonight?

Could the Lakers make a trade for a player to complement LeBron James and Anthony Davis? There are rumors they are plotting a package to get Buddy Hield to L.A.

But it’s the night for the top prospects to have their name called by NBA commissioner Adam Silver and realize their dream of playing in the NBA.

Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham is expected to be the top pick for the Pistons.

The Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers picking at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, will have USC’s Evan Mobley and G-League standout Jalen Green as options to consider when they are on the clock.

And then there’s Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs who could be the pick for the Toronto Raptors at No. 4 or the Orlando Magic at No. 5 if he slips that far.

What time is the NBA Draft? What channel is the NBA Draft?

  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Channel: ESPN, NBA Network
  • Stream: FuboTV