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NBA Draft Will Take Place Virtually In Connecticut Studios in November

Jun 20, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks prior to introducing the first pick of the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft at Barclays Center.
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Finally, there is an answer on how and when the NBA draft will happen.

On Thursday, ESPN and the NBA announced that this year’s draft would take place virtually in ESPN’s Bristol, Connecticut studios. The draft will be on Wednesday, November 18, at 7 p.m. ET and top prospects will be joining the action virtually.

Commissioner Adam Silver will announce the first-round picks in the studio, and deputy commissioner Mark Tatum will also be in studio to announce the second-round picks.

It will be the first time since 1975 that the draft will not be held in June and the latest time in a calendar year that the draft has ever taken place.

Despite these changes, the draft will definitely still be fascinating. There is no consensus first pick as James Wiseman, Anthony Edwards, or Lamelo Ball could get drafted first overall. Even the teams that might have top picks are uncertain, as the Minnesota Timberwolves, with the first selection, and the Golden State Warriors, with the second selection, are reportedly looking to trade their respective picks.

All things considered, this could very well go down as a unique NBA draft of all time.

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