How to Watch the NBA 2K16 Draft 2017 in Minutes
The NBA 2k series is coming back to the big screen this summer, but there’s still plenty to look forward to when the new season rolls around.
The first installment of the NBA Draft lottery will begin on Thursday, June 23 at 11 a.m.
And with the draft set to begin at 11:59 p.m., we’ve put together a handy guide to help you plan your weekend.
Here are the 10 most important dates in the NBA draft: June 23 — NBA Draft Lottery The lottery is a rare chance to land the top two picks in the draft, but it’s still one of the most valuable moments in the entire year.
There’s no guaranteed home-court advantage, and the top pick in the first round typically gets to keep the team that drafted him.
The last lottery pick in 2021 and 2020 ended up going to the Boston Celtics.
In 2021, the Celtics were forced to trade away Marcus Smart to the Utah Jazz for Jae Crowder and an unprotected first-round pick, but that deal ended up saving them a total of $6.7 million on their salary cap.
In 2019, the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Kevin Love to the Houston Rockets for Serge Ibaka, a 2019 second-round draft pick, and a 2019 third-round selection.
They also gave up a 2018 second-rounder to move up one spot in the lottery to select Love.
There are still several teams who will take picks in this year’s draft, including the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, and Toronto Raptors.
June 24 — NBA draft lottery, picks are announced.
The NBA draft has come and gone, but not before a slew of players were released, including guard Aaron Gordon, center Joe Johnson, forward Ben Simmons, guard Alex Len, guard Markelle Fultz, guard Jalen Brunson, forward Jahlil Okafor, forward Kristaps Porzingis, guard Myles Turner, forward Markel Brown, forward Dwayne Bacon, guard Deyonta Davis, forward Josh Jackson, forward Kyle Anderson, guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Nick Young, forward T.J. Leaf, forward Zach Collins, guard Cody Zeller, forward De’Aaron Fox, guard Malik Monk, forward Shabazz Napier, forward Kaleb Tarczewski, forward Sam Dekker, guard Brandon Ingram, guard Marcus Smart, forward Jayson Tatum, forward Mike Muscala, guard John Collins, forward Jordan Clarkson, guard Ben Simmons and guard Marcus Morris.
June 25 — NBA All-Star Game, NBA draft picks are named.
On Thursday, the All-Stars will be crowned at 1 p.n.
ET at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and they’ll be joined by their fellow draft-eligible players, including NBA All Star Isaiah Thomas and the Brooklyn Nets’ Brook Lopez.
NBA All Stars: Isaiah Thomas | Brook Lopez | Isaiah Briscoe | Dwayne “Birdman” Bacon | Malik Monk | Justin Hamilton | Myles Taylor | Kaleb Stuckey | Nick Young | Deyantre Evans | DeMarcus Cousins | Jonas Jerebko | Noah Vonleh | Anthony Davis | Josh Jackson | Anthony Gill | Zach Collins | Jahlill Okafas | Ben Simmons | Kyle Anderson | Kristaps Pritchard | Kyle Korver | Marcus Smart | Marcus Thompson | Sam Dekkers | Sam Thompson | Malik McDowell | Matt Bonner | Sam Presti | Timofey Mozgov | Thon Maker | Tyler Ennis | Thanasis Antetokounmpo | Tristan Thompson | Tyler Zeller | Tyler Lydon | Tyler Ulis | T.j.
Leaf | Tyus Jones | Zaza Pachulia | Zach LaVine | Zach Randolph | Zachary Crabbe | Zach Zeller