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What time does NBA Draft start today? Live TV coverage, schedule, pick order for Rounds 1-2

The 2020 NBA Draft officially begins on Wednesday, a full five months later than it typically does.

MORE: Watch the NBA Draft live with fuboTV (7-day trial)

The Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Hornets possess the top-three picks in this year’s draft, but there is likely to be a lot of movement in the draft order this year as the 2020 draft is void of any immediate, guaranteed NBA stars.

While there’s no Ja Morant or Zion Williamson to be had, this year’s draft is particularly deep with prospects who could contribute right away or in the near future. Familiar college stars like Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman and Obi Toppin will likely go early, as will other players such as LaMelo Ball, Deni Advija and Killian Hayes who spent the last year playing overseas.

Below is all you need to watch Wednesday’s broadcast of the 2020 NBA Draft, including a complete order of the 60 picks:

2020 NBA Draft: Ranking the top 60 prospects in 2020

What time does the NBA Draft start today?

  • Date: Wednesday, Nov. 18
  • Start time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: Watch ESPN app, fuboTV

Coverage of the 2020 NBA Draft begins at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Pre-draft coverage on the network starts a little earlier at 7:30 p.m.

Teams have five minutes in the first round to make their selection, followed by two minutes for picks 31-60 in the second round. Previous drafts have typically lasted about four hours.

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What channel is the NBA Draft on today?

  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: Watch ESPN app, fuboTV

ESPN is the exclusive home to the 2020 NBA Draft.

Due to COVID-19, the draft has been moved from Barclays Center in New York City to ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut. NBA Commissioner will announce Round 1 selections before Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum annouces selections in Round 2.

This year’s draft panelists for ESPN include host Rece Davis, analysts Jay Bilas, Jay Williams and Mike Schmitz, reporter Malika Andrews, Rachel Nichols as a player interviewer and Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks providing news and front-office updates. 

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NBA Draft live stream

NBA Draft live steams can be found on multiple platforms and can be viewed on multiple devices. As for live TV streaming services, fuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV, Sling TV and AT&T TV Now all carry ESPN. 

For those with a cable subscription, any device that has the Watch ESPN app (Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, PS4 and Roku) will have access to the 2020 NBA Draft by authentication with participating TV providers.

Platform NBA Draft? Cable/satellite login needed?
fuboTV Yes No
YouTube TV Yes No
Hulu + Live TV Yes No
Sling TV Yes No
AT&T TV Now Yes No
Xbox (ESPN Apps) Yes Yes
PS4 (ESPN Apps) Yes Yes
Amazon Fire TV (ESPN Apps) Yes Yes
Android TV (ESPN Apps) Yes Yes
Apple TV (ESPN Apps) Yes Yes
Roku (ESPN Apps) Yes Yes
Mobile devices/tablets (ESPN Apps) Yes Yes
Computers ( ESPN.com/Watch) Yes Yes

NBA Draft order

First round

Pick Team
1. Timberwolves
2. Warriors
3. Hornets
4. Bulls
5. Cavaliers
6. Hawks
7. Pistons
8. Knicks
9. Wizards
10. Suns
11. Spurs
12. Kings
13. Pelicans
14. Celtics (via Grizzlies)
15. Magic
16. Trail Blazers — traded to Rockets
17. Timberwolves (via Nets)
18. Mavericks
19. Nets
20. Heat
21. 76ers (via Thunder)
22. Nuggets (via Rockets)
23. Jazz
24. Bucks (via Pacers) — traded to Pelicans
25. Thunder (via Nuggets)
26. Celtics
27. Knicks (via Clippers)
28. Lakers — traded to Thunder
29. Raptors
30. Celtics (via Bucks)

Second round

Pick Team
31. Mavericks (via Warriors)
32. Hornets (via Cavaliers)
33. Timberwolves
34. 76ers (via Hawks)
35. Kings (via Pistons)
36. 76ers (via Knicks)
37. Wizards (via Bulls)
38. Knicks (via Hornets)
39. Pelicans (via Wizards)
40. Grizzlies (via Suns)
41. Spurs
42. Pelicans
43. Kings
44. Bulls (via Grizzlies)
45. Magic
46. Trail Blazers
47. Celtics (via Nets)
48. Warriors (via Mavericks)
49. 76ers
50. Hawks (via Heat)
51. Warriors (via Jazz)
52. Kings (via Rockets)
53. Thunder
54. Pacers
55. Nets (via Nuggets)
56. Hornets (via Celtics)
57. Clippers
58. 76ers (via Lakers)
59. Raptors
60. Pelicans (via Bucks)

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