NBA Draft 2023: How does it work, how are players picked? - Explained

The NBA draft is held annually in New York and allows the best young players to join the American basketball league.

Published : Jun 19, 2023 08:01 IST - 2 MINS READ

Here’s how the draft order was picked for the 2023 NBA Draft | Video Credit: Video: Abhishek Saini

The 2023 NBA draft, the 77th edition of the National Basketball Association‘s annual draft, will be held on June 22 (June 23 early morning Indian time), at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Here’s everything you need to know about the process.

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How many rounds are there in the NBA Draft?

The NBA Draft involves two rounds which then help decide which player will make it through to the annual draft. Each NBA team gets one pick in both rounds of the draft. Once that’s done, teams have the option to exchange picks with one another.

How many players are part of the 2023 NBA Draft?

58 players are selected in this year’s draft. A player is not allowed to sign in the NBA until he has been eligible for at least one draft.

Why has this number changed from 60?

The NBA rescinded the Philadelphia 76ers’ second-round draft picks in 2023 and 2024 after an investigation found the team violated free agency rules.

Frenchman Victor Wembanyama is considered a slam dunk to be taken first overall in Thursday’s NBA Draft by a San Antonio Spurs team that would be counting on the French basketball phenom to restore the franchise’s winning culture.

Where to watch the 2023 NBA Draft in India?

For Indian viewers: Sports18 will live telecast The NBA Draft 2023. Meanwhile, Sportstar will also be bringing you live coverage from the event in our Draft blog. Keep an eye on the latest from the Barclay Centre with Sportstar.

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