The 2020 NBA Draft is here after the NBA calendar was shifted around all over the place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But we’re finally closing in on the NBA Draft and the 2020-21 season. Training camps will start on Dec. 1, and opening night is set for Dec. 22. But before we can get there, we still have some marquee offseason events on the docket.
Up first is the 2020 NBA Draft, which is set for Wednesday. This is the latest the draft has taken place in league history, and the first time since 1975 that it hasn’t happened in June. Along with being held later than usual, this year’s draft will also be virtual due to the pandemic and the need for social distancing. Adam Silver will still announce the draft picks on TV, but he’ll do without any players or fans in attendance.
Aside from the logistical changes, everything else about the draft remains the same. The Minnesota Timberwolves have the No. 1 overall pick, but there’s still plenty of questions about their plans for draft night. Without a consensus top pick, we could be in for one of the most interesting draft nights in years.
Ahead of the big night, here’s everything you need to know:
How to watch the NBA Draft
The draft was supposed to take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will take place virtually. The draft starts at 8 p.m. ET, but our coverage on CBS Sports HQ begins at 7 p.m. ET. Make sure to tune in.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 18 | Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Southington, Connecticut
TV: ESPN | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports HQ
2020 NBA Draft order
Selection First round 1 Minnesota 2 Golden State 3 Charlotte 4 Chicago 5 Cleveland 6 Atlanta 7 Detroit 8 New York 9 Washington 10 Phoenix 11 San Antonio 12 Sacramento 13 New Orleans 14 Boston (from Memphis) 15 Orlando 16 Portland 17 Minnesota (from Brooklyn via Atlanta) 18 Dallas 19 Brooklyn (from Philadelphia via LA Clippers) 20 Miami 21 Philadelphia (from OKC via Orlando and Philadelphia) 22 Denver (from Houston) 23 New York from Utah 24 Milwaukee (from Indiana) 25 Oklahoma City (from Denver) 26 Boston 27 Utah from New York (from LA Clippers) 28 Los Angeles Lakers 29 Toronto 30 Boston (from Milwaukee via Phoenix) Selection Second round 31 Dallas (from Golden State) 32 Charlotte (from Cleveland via LA Clippers and Orlando) 33 Minnesota 34 Philadelphia (from Atlanta) 35 Sacramento (from Detroit via Phoenix) 36 Philadelphia (from New York) 37 Washington (from Chicago) 38 Utah (from New York via Charlotte) 39 New Orleans (from Washington via Milwaukee) 40 Memphis (from Phoenix) 41 San Antonio 42 New Orleans 43 Sacramento 44 Chicago (from Memphis) 45 Milwaukee (from Orlando) 46 Portland 47 Boston (from Brooklyn via Charlotte, Orlando and Philadelphia) 48 Golden State (from Dallas via Philadelphia) 49 Philadelphia 50 Atlanta (from Miami via Sacramento, Cleveland and Boston) 51 Golden State (from Utah via Dallas, Detroit and Cleveland) 52 Sacramento (from Houston) 53 Oklahoma City 54 Indiana 55 Brooklyn (from Denver) 56 Charlotte (from Boston) 57 LA Clippers 58 Philadelphia (from Los Angeles Lakers via Orlando) 59 Toronto 60 New Orleans (from Milwaukee)