NBA Draft 2017: When is the 2017 NBA Draft?

The NBA draft is an annual event dating back to 1947 in which the thirty teams from the National Basketball Association (NBA) can draft players who are eligible and wish to join the league. These are typically college basketball players, but international players are also eligible to be drafted.

NBA Draft 2017 Date and Venues

The NBA draft 2017 takes place Thursday, June 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

As usual, 60 players will be drafted across two rounds as another generation of NBA prospects filters into the league. Both rounds will take place on Thursday. NBA Draft 2017

Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and Josh Jackson are among the names expected to go high in this year’s draft. The draft lottery takes place May 16 in New York, which will determine the order of the first 14 selections. As it stands, the Celtics have the best odds of winning the top pick.

ESPN will televise the events live.

2017 NBA Mock Draft

Pick Team Player Position College or Pro Team
1 Boston Celtics Markelle Fultz PG Washington
2 Phoenix Suns Josh Jackson SF Kansas
3 Los Angeles Lakers Lonzo Ball PG UCLA
4 Philadelphia 76ers Malik Monk SG Kentucky
5 Orlando Magic Jayson Tatum SF Duke
6 Minnesota Timberwolves Jonathan Isaac SF/PF Florida State
7 New York Knicks De’Aaron Fox PG Kentucky
8 Sacramento Kings Frank Ntilikina PG Strasbourg IG (France)
9 Dallas Mavericks Lauri Markkanen PF Arizona
10 Sacramento Kings Zach Collins C Gonzaga
11 Charlotte Hornets Justin Jackson SF North Carolina
12 Detroit Pistons Dennis Smith Jr. PG North Carolina State
13 Denver Nuggets Rodions Kurucs SF FC Barcelona B (Spain)
14 Miami Heat TJ Leaf PF UCLA
15 Portland Trail Blazers Terrance Ferguson SG Adelaide (Australia)
16 Chicago Bulls Justin Patton C Creighton
17 Milwaukee Bucks Harry Giles PF Duke
18 Indiana Pacers Donovan Mitchell SG Louisville
19 Atlanta Hawks Isaiah Hartenstein PF Zalgiris (Lithuania)
20 Portland Trail Blazers Luke Kennard SG Duke
21 Oklahoma City Thunder Jordan Bell PF Oregon
22 Brooklyn Nets Jawun Evans PG Oklahoma State
23 Toronto Raptors Semi Ojeleye PF SMU
24 Utah Jazz John Collins PF Wake Forest
25 Orlando Magic Ivan Rabb PF Cal
26 Portland Trail Blazers Caleb Swanigan PF Purdue
27 Brooklyn Nets OG Anunoby SF Indiana
28 Los Angeles Lakers Jarrett Allen C Texas
29 San Antonio Spurs Dillon Brooks SF Oregon
30 Utah Jazz Josh Hart SG Villanova