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2021 NBA Draft: Start Time, How To Watch, Stream, Betting Options

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Everyone seems to be in full-on football mode, which is completely understandable. But for those of you who still have an interest in seeing where your favorite college basketball players land, the 2021 NBA Draft is set to start on Thursday night.

The Detroit Pistons currently hold the No. 1 overall pick, and the assumption is that they’ll take Oklahoma State guard/forward Cade Cunningham.

From there, it’s the Houston Rockets, but their pick is a little more uncertain at this time. They could select former Auburn commit turned G-Leaguer, Jalen Green. According to the FanDuel Sportsbook , he’s the current favorite to go at No. 2 overall at -550. The next closest is former USC center Evan Mobley, sitting at +430.

Speaking of FanDuel, they have some great betting options lined up, if you’re interested in making Thursday night’s draft a little more interesting. Between the odds to go at certain picks and player draft positions, there’s certainly enough to make things more interesting.

For those looking for the start time, TV channel and other pertinent information, we’ve got you covered below.

When: Thursday, July 29

Time: 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT)

TV Channel: ESPN, ABC

Live Stream: Watch ESPN


The NBA draft order is as follows:

  1. Detroit Pistons
  2. Houston Rockets
  3. Cleveland Cavaliers
  4. Toronto Raptors
  5. Orlando Magic
  6. Oklahoma City Thunder
  7. Golden State Warriors
  8. Orlando Magic
  9. Sacramento Kings
  10. New Orleans Pelicans
  11. Charlotte Hornets
  12. San Antonio Spurs
  13. Indiana Pacers
  14. Golden State Warriors
  15. Washington Wizards
  16. Oklahoma City Thunder
  17. Memphis Grizzlies
  18. Oklahoma City Thunder
  19. New York Knicks
  20. Atlanta Hawks
  21. New York Knicks
  22. Los Angles Lakers
  23. Houston Rockets
  24. Houston Rockets
  25. LA Clippers
  26. Denver Nuggets
  27. Brooklyn Nets
  28. Philadelphia 76ers
  29. Phoenix Suns
  30. Utah Jazz

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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