The 2021 NBA Draft class is considered one of best groups of young talent in a decade, and the future stars of the NBA will get their moment to shine, live on ESPN this Friday.
2021 NBA Draft is live on Friday July 30, with ESPN’s coverage beginning at 9.30am AEST on ESPN.
This Draft should see another Aussie joining the NBA with NBL star Josh Giddey touted as a potential top-ten pick and most projections have him on his way to the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies moved up from pick 17 to pick 10 after completing a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans, suggesting the move was designed to secure the Australian.
There is also potential of Giddey linking up with another former NBL star in LaMelo Ball, as the Charlotte Hornets sit next in line behind the Grizzlies at pick 11.
Some Mock Drafts have seen the Australian as high as pick seven, which would land Giddey at the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors sit in a prime position for a big night at the 2021 NBA Draft, having secured two picks inside the top 15.
Their first choice at the draft table comes with pick seven, having acquired that choice from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Rece Davis will return to host ESPN’s coverage with an expert panel of commentators, including analysts Jay Bilas and Kendrick Perkins, and NBA Draft analyst Mike Schmitz.
Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski will provide trade reports, breaking news updates and team insight throughout the night.
ESPN’s coverage will also include commentary and analysis from NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks, host Rachel Nichols and analyst Richard Jefferson.
The 2021 NBA Draft is expected to be one of the most surprising editions in some time.
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The Detroit Pistons have possession of the number one pick and Oklahoma State point guard Cade Cunningham remains favored to be the ‘franchise changing prospect’ they turn to.
While Cunningham is the clear favourite to be taken with the first pick in the draft, there is still much conjecture over the remaining draft choices.
Houston Rockets sit at number two in the draft order, and will have to make a decision between shooting guard Jalen Green and seven-foot centre Evan Mobley.
Hoops fans will not miss a moment of the 2021 NBA Draft, as ESPN.com.au provides in-depth editorial coverage of the showpiece event.
2021 NBA Draft on ESPN
Friday July 30
9.30am AEST, 2021 NBA Draft Preview, ESPN
10.00am AEST, 2021 NBA Draft, ESPN
7.00pm AEST, 2021 NBA Draft, ESPN (Replay)
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