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How to Watch the 2019 NBA Draft and Open Thread

With the first pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the New Orleans Pelicans Cook!

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After months and months of speculation, tonight at 7:00 PM eastern time, Zion Heads everywhere will get to find out if the former Duke Blue Devil will take home the honor of being selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the Anthony Davis led New Orleans Pelicans...

Oh wait...never mind.

Despite Zion being the number one overall pick ever since the hype video of him Billy Madison-ing a bunch of skeptical high school kids came out, drama is all but guaranteed tonight. With the Pelicans landing the fourth overall pick from the Los Angeles Lakers in this weekends Anthony Davis trade and Darius Garland jumping up draft boards from Chicago to New York to Boston, things will get interesting.

The NBA doesn’t sleep and the draft is the official start of the league’s funnest season.

How To Watch the 2019 NBA Draft

When: 7:00 PM EST Thursday, June 20th

Where: Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn, NY


Streaming: Watch ESPN and the WatchESPN App

The Official NBA Draft order as of this writing :

  1. New Orleans Pelicans
  2. Memphis Grizzlies
  3. New York Knicks
  4. New Orleans (via Los Angeles Lakers)
  5. Cleveland Cavaliers
  6. Phoenix Suns
  7. Chicago Bulls
  8. Atlanta Hawks
  9. Washington Wizards
  10. Atlanta Hawks
  11. Minnesota Timberwolves
  12. Charlotte Hornets
  13. Miami Heat
  14. Boston Celtics
  15. Detroit Pistons
  16. Orlando Magic
  17. Atlanta Hawks (via Brooklyn Nets)
  18. Indiana Pacers
  19. San Antonio Spurs
  20. Boston Celtics
  21. Oklahoma City Thunder
  22. Boston Celtics
  23. Utah Jazz
  24. Philadelphia 76ers
  25. Portland Trailblazers
  26. Cleveland Cavaliers
  27. Brooklyn Nets
  28. Golden State Warriors
  29. San Antonio Spurs
  30. Milwaukee Bucks

As is recent tradition for the Hawkeye faithful, we likely won’t be hearing Tyler Cook’s name get announced tonight... but that doesn’t mean he won’t get phone calls to join a team of his choosing following the festivities. Curious on what his options might be? Make sure you check out BoilerHawk’s piece on Cook’s stock and NBA chances and Matt Reisener’s piece on Cook as an NBA prospect.

Go Hawks and for tonight, See Red