Here’s how to watch every pick on TV or streaming live on a computer, phone or tablet, no cable subscription required.

The Toronto Raptors just won the first NBA title in franchise history over the injury-riddled Golden State Warriors, who lost Kevin Durantand Klay Thompson to significant injuries. But the front offices for either team won’t have much time to celebrate or lick their wounds because the NBA Draft is happening this week.

Rosters for next season are already taking shape with trades before the draft, including the blockbuster that sent Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers. Now the Pelicans have two top-five picks: no. 1 overall, widely expected to be Duke phenom Zion Williamson, and the fourth pick acquired from the Lakers.

Other lottery teams like the Knicks, Grizzlies and Cavaliers will vie for other top college players beyond Zion, including R.J. Barrett from Duke, Ja Morant from Murray State and De’Andre Hunter from Virginia. Here’s how you can watch all the NBA Draft action live, whether or not you subscribe to cable TV.

When is the draft?

The NBA Draft takes place on Thursday, June 20. It starts at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and comprises two rounds.

Where is the draft?

The 2019 draft will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, home of the Brooklyn Nets.

What is the draft order?

The New Orleans Pelicans won the Zion Sweepstakes, er, NBA Draft lottery and have the first pick. And in the last few days, the aforementioned Anthony Davis trade and another between the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks shuffled the order somewhat.

Here’s how the first round shapes up so far:

  1. New Orleans Pelicans
  2. Memphis Grizzlies
  3. New York Knicks
  4. New Orleans Pelicans (acquired from Lakers)
  5. Cleveland Cavaliers
  6. Phoenix Suns
  7. Chicago Bulls
  8. Atlanta Hawks
  9. Washington Wizards
  10. Atlanta Hawks
  11. Minnesota Timberwolves
  12. Charlotte Hornets
  13. Miami Heat
  14. Boston Celtics
  15. Detroit Pistons
  16. Orlando Magic
  17. Atlanta Hawks (acquired from Nets)
  18. Indiana Pacers
  19. San Antonio Spurs
  20. Boston Celtics
  21. Oklahoma City Thunder
  22. Boston Celtics
  23. Utah Jazz
  24. Philadelphia 76ers
  25. Portland Trail Blazers
  26. Cleveland Cavaliers
  27. Brooklyn Nets
  28. Golden State Warriors
  29. San Antonio Spurs
  30. Milwaukee Bucks

How can I watch the draft on TV?

The draft will be broadcast on ESPN.

How can I stream the draft online?

You can livestream the draft on or the WatchESPN app, but you will need to prove you have a TV subscription that includes ESPN. If you don’t have a login and you still want to stay on top of the draft as it unfolds, tune into CBS Sports HQ (from our sister site) for live coverage thorough draft night.

Cord cutters have a number of options to watch the draft. You can livestream the draft with a live-TV streaming service. Each service offers a free, seven-day trial.

Other stuff to know about live TV streaming services:

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Sling TV

Sling TV’s $25-a-month Orange plan includes ESPN.


Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV costs $45 a month and includes ESPN.


PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue’s cheapest, $45-a-month Access plan includes ESPN.


YouTube TV

YouTube TV costs $50 a month and includes ESPN.


DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now’s cheapest, $50-a-month Plus package includes ESPN.



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