There's no shortage of intrigue as the 2018 NBA Draft takes center stage on Thursday night. After private workouts, combine performances, interviews and medical exams, there's nothing left to do but let the teams make their picks. Finally. For a few lucky teams, it can change the trajectory of a franchise. Others inside the lottery ... we may see again next season.
In one of the deeper drafts the league has seen in years, the Phoenix Suns have the No. 1 overall pick, with the Kings picking second and the Hawks picking the third. The Grizzlies are the odd team out in the lottery, sitting in fourth.
The draft will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. A lot can still happen before the draft begins -- last year the Celtics gave up the first overall pick to the 76ers -- but with the likes DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Luka Doncic and Jaren Jackson Jr., a lot of players in this year's draft look like they can turn a team around. The Suns and Kings just added Josh Jackson and De'Aaron Fox, respectively, last year, so their fans will be particularly interested in what happens this year.
When is the 2018 NBA Draft?
- Date: Thursday, June 21
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
- Location: Barclays Center -- Brooklyn, New York
- Official broadcast: ESPN
- Online: WatchESPN.com or WatchESPN app
- Free stream: CBS Sports HQ will bring you live coverage throughout the NBA Draft with up-to-the-minute pick-by-pick analysis, on-site reporting and draftee interviews. Tune in at CBSSportsHQ.com!
|Draft Position||Team||Original lottery position|
Cleveland Cavaliers (via Nets)
Philadelphia 76ers (via Lakers)
Los Angeles Clippers (via Pistons)
Los Angeles Clippers
Phoenix Suns (via Heat)
Atlanta Hawks (via Timberwolves)
Minnesota Timberwolves (via Thunder)
Chicago Bulls (via Pelicans)
Los Angeles Lakers (via Cavaliers)
Atlanta Hawks (via Houston Rockets)
Which direction will the Suns go with the No. 1 pick? Can the Kings capitalize on their lottery jump to the second slot? Where will Luka Doncic land? All of these questions and more will be answered soon.