After months of tracking players declaring or testing the waters, scouting and of course an endless stream of mock drafts, the 2021 NBA Draft is finally here. Yes, at long hast, we have arrived at Draft Day and the time for the actual picks to be made is here. With the 2020-21 season coming to an end after the Milwaukee Bucks completed an incredible comeback in the NBA Finals to defeat the Phoenix Suns and win their first championship in 50 years, it is now time to turn our attention to next season and the the first order of business is the 2021 NBA Draft, which is set for Thursday night.
Unlike last year, when the event had to be conducted virtually because of COVID-19, this year's edition will get back to normal. Fans will be allowed inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which will once again play host.
The Detroit Pistons have the No. 1 overall pick for just the third time in franchise history, and are widely expected to take Cade Cunningham from Oklahoma State. A do-it-all guard who has been compared to Luka Doncic because of his ability to control the game, Cunningham is one of the best prospects to enter the league in many years.
Ahead of the big night, here's everything you need to know:
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2021 NBA Draft order
Golden State Warriors (via Minnesota)
Orlando Magic (via Chicago)
Memphis Grizzlies (via New Orleans Pelicans)
Golden State Warriors
Oklahoma City Thunder (via Boston)
New Orleans Pelicans (via Memphis Grizzlies)
Oklahoma City Thunder (via Miami)
New York Knicks (via Dallas)
Houston Rockets (via Portland)
Houston Rockets (via Milwaukee)
Brooklyn Nets (from Phoenix)
Milwaukee Bucks (via Houston)
New York Knicks (via Detroit)
Oklahoma City Thunder
New Orleans Pelicans (via Cleveland)
Oklahoma City Thunder (via Minnesota)
Detroit Pistons (via Toronto)
Memphis Grizzlies (via New Orleans)
San Antonio Spurs
Detroit Pistons (via Charlotte)
New Orleans Pelicans (via Washington)
Brooklyn Nets (via Indiana)
Toronto Raptors (via Memphis)
Toronto Raptors (via Golden State)
Atlanta Hawks (via Miami)
Brooklyn Nets (via Atlanta)
Philadelphia 76ers (via New York)
New Orleans Pelicans (via Memphis)
Detroit Pistons (via Los Angeles Lakers)
Philadelphia (via New Orleans)
Indiana Pacers (via Milwaukee)
Oklahoma City Thunder (via Denver)
Charlotte Hornets (via Los Angeles Clippers)
Charlotte Hornets (via Brooklyn)
New York Knicks (via Philadelphia)
Brooklyn Nets (via Phoenix)
Indiana Pacers (via Utah)