When is the 2021 NBA Draft? Date, time, location, important deadlines to know

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The NBA Draft is the annual event where teams have the opportunity to select potentially franchise-changing talent and build for the future or add assets to take the next step toward pursuing a championship.

While the league's annual calendar has been altered on the heels of a unique restart on the back end of the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, marquee offseason dates are beginning to align.

Take a look at some key dates to know surrounding the offseason's banner event.

When is the 2021 NBA Draft?

Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021

Time: 8 p.m. ET

Location: TBD

When is the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery?

Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

Location: TBD

When is the 2021 NBA Draft Combine?

Date: "Subject to evolving public health conditions," Monday, June 21, 2021, through Sunday, June 27, 2021.

Details: After a one-of-a-kind pre-draft process last year, the NBA Draft Combine is set to return to its usual stages of five-on-five games with strength and agility testing.

Location: TBD

2021 NBA Draft Early Application and Withdrawal Deadlines

Early Application Deadline: Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET

NBA Draft Withdrawal Deadline: Monday, July 19 at 5 p.m. ET

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