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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 have aligned.

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: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

2021 NBA Draft Lottery

The Detroit Pistons won the No. 1 overall pick at the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery, which was held on Tuesday, June 22.

The entirety of the draft lottery is as follows:

  1. Detroit Pistons
  2. Houston Rockets
  3. Cleveland Cavaliers
  4. Toronto Raptors
  5. Orlando Magic
  6. Oklahoma City Thunder
  7. Golden State Warriors (from Minnesota)
  8. Orlando Magic (from Chicago)
  9. Sacramento Kings
  10. New Orleans Pelicans
  11. Charlotte Hornets
  12. San Antonio Spurs
  13. Indiana Pacers
  14. Golden State Warriors

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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