Draft day has finally arrived. Save for the NBA Finals and the trade deadline, it's perhaps the most pivotal point on the NBA calendar. Teams will make their picks. Some will become stars. Others, well, they'll fizzle out and never reach their potential. The process towards achieving those distinctions begins tonight.

Picking first in the 2019 iteration of the draft is the New Orleans Pelicans, who in a lottery day stunner earned the top pick despite being a longshot. The favorite to be selected: Zion Williamson. If it's anyone else, David Griffin, the Pelicans' EVP of Basketball Ops, probably got hacked. Or fell off his rocker.

What Griffin and his staff will do at No. 1 is no mystery at all, but what they do with their second pick -- at No. 4 overall -- is the draft's biggest riddle. Keep it and try to get Williamson a formidable, young running mate? Trade it and get him an experienced one? The rest of the lottery potentially hinges on what they ultimately do.

If New Orleans ships out the pick on draft night, it will not be the only surprise. Ahead of the event, Golden State has acquired a second-rounder, the Bucks and Pistons made a trade that sent the No. 30 overall pick to the Pistons, and the Jazz and Grizzlies agreed to a trade that sent Memphis the No. 23 overall pick but cost them Mike Conley. So yeah: the order is achanging.

Here's the latest draft order as we head towards the big show.

2019 NBA Draft

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  • When: Thursday, 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Barclays Center in New York
  • TV: ESPN
  • Streaming: ESPN App

Round 1 order

1

2

3

4
Pick reportedly to be traded to New Orleans
5

6

7

8

9

10

Pick acquired via trade with Dallas

11

12

13

14

Pick acquired via trade with Sacramento

15

16

17
Pick reportedly to be traded to Atlanta
18

19

20

Pick acquired via trade with Los Angeles Clippers

21

22

23

Pick reportedly traded to the Memphis Grizzlies

24

25

26

Pick acquired via trade with Houston

27

Pick acquired via trade with Denver

28

29

Pick acquired via trade with Toronto

30

Pick reportedly traded to the Detroit Pistons

Round 2 order

1

Pick acquired via trade with New York

2

3

Pick acquired via trade with Cleveland

4

Pick acquired via trade with Chicago

5

6

Pick acquired via trade with Washington

7

8

Pick acquired via trade with Memphis

9

10

Pick acquired via trade with Minnesota

11

Pick reportedly traded to the Golden State Warriors

12

Pick acquired via trade with Sacramento

13

Pick acquired via trade with Miami

14

Pick acquired via trade with Charlotte

15

16

Pick acquired via trade with Brooklyn

17

Pick acquired via trade with Orlando

18

19

20

21

22

Pick acquired via trade with Oklahoma City

23

24

25

Pick acquired via trade with Houston

26

Pick acquired via trade with Portland

27

Pick acquired via trade with Denver

28

29

30

Pick acquired via trade with Milwaukee