When is the NBA Draft 2021?
NBA Draft 2021 presented by State Farm will be held on Thursday, July 29 at 8 p.m. ET. ESPN platforms will exclusively televise the NBA Draft for the 19th consecutive year and for the first time it will air on both ABC and ESPN. NBA.comNBA Draft 2021 to be held at Barclays Center on July 29
16 July, 2021 - 03:01am
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The NBA will conduct its 2021 draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn with an in-person Green Room. The draft will take place on July 29th.
The league held its 2020 draft virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cade Cunningham, Evan Mobley and Jalen Green are widely expected to be the top three picks in the draft.
16 July, 2021 - 03:01am
After the NBA was forced to conduct a virtual draft in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the league will be returning to Barclays Center in Brooklyn for its 2021 event.
The NBA confirmed in a press release that the July 29 draft will take place at Barclays Center, with tickets going on sale to the public on Monday, July 19.
In addition to hosting fans at the draft, the NBA will also once again have an in-person Green Room for the event, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. According to Charania, the league is in the process of sending out those Green Room invites.
The league has made Barclays Center its home base for the draft since the building opened nearly a decade ago. This will be the eighth draft held in the Brooklyn arena.
The full 2021 draft order can be found right here.
They need to take the draft on the road. Make it an honor for a city to receive, just like the All Star Game. Maybe make it work like a clock with the ASG. Team A gets ASG in 2022, while team B gets the draft in 2022. 15 or so years later, team A gets the draft and team B get the ASG.
Fans of teams other than the Knicks and Nets deserve a chance to see their future stars picked as well.
It seems to work well for the NFL since they started doing that, so maybe the NBA will follow.
Go S I X E R S…
new york is starting to cancel things again, so does this seem like a logical idea?
This is my day jon lol
I agree they should take it on road. NBA offices are in NY. And they know in NYC they will get plenty of press and fans. Maybe go to #1 picks City. Like this year it would be in Detroit. I would also support a two day event. 1st rd first day. 2nd rd second day. Could make it an event for the week. Be good for the city.
I thought about that, but that would incentivize tanking even more. Plus, logistically it wouldn’t work as well either. Since the #1 pick is not known until only like a month before the draft, that wouldn’t be enough time to plan the event. Doing it on a rotating schedule could allow for better planning and event scheduling.
15 July, 2021 - 01:20pm
According to a recent report, the Cleveland Cavaliers prefer Evan Mobley to Jalen Green as the team evaluates potential selections with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.
“If they keep the pick, they’re likely to select either Green or Mobley — depending on which one is available,” wrote Chad Ford in a recent blog post. “Sources say that the team has a slight preference for Mobley and think he’d be a great fit next to Jarrett Allen in the frontcourt, but are also very open to drafting Green, especially as the Cavs explore [Collin] Sexton trades with an eye toward moving Darius Garland to point guard.”
There were rumors earlier this year about the Cavaliers potentially moving on from Allen if Mobley was selected with the No. 3 pick, but a more recent report revealed that Cleveland believes Mobley can play at multiple positions in the frontcourt. If that’s the case, the team could justifiably keep both players.
Allen is a restricted free agent this offseason, so the Cavaliers will likely have to compete with some other teams for his services. Ultimately, however, Cleveland will have the right to match or top any offer Allen receives on the open market.
Allen and Mobley could make for an elite duo in the frontcourt.
In 51 games with the Cavaliers during the 2020-21 season, Allen averaged 13.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. Mobley, meanwhile, averaged 16.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game during his lone season at the University of Southern California.
It will be a pivotal offseason for the Cavaliers organization, and it will likely all start with its selection on draft night.
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Sam is a passionate NBA fan who has still in awe of the 2016 NBA Finals. He thinks of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2016 title as one of the most meaningful championships of all time. Sam is a sports writer with several years of experience covering the NBA, NFL and MLB.
According to a recent report, the Cleveland Cavaliers prefer Evan Mobley to Jalen Green as the team evaluates potential...