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
When is the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery?
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
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.
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