The draft is officially upon us today.
The 2017 NBA draft begins today, so you might have questions of where to find it, when it starts, or what it even is. First off, the Houston Rockets have the 43 and 45 picks in the draft, so it will probably be awhile before the newest members of the team have their names called. However, you never know what can happen on draft night. The Rockets could easily trade these picks for a one in the first round or even a player. We will have to wait and see what happens tonight. Now, onto the basics of the draft for those who may never have watched one before or have questions about it.
The NBA Draft is a unique one compared to other major sports. There are only 2 rounds to the entire thing and it completes in one night. Each team that misses the playoffs gets put in a lottery to decide the draft order. The team with the most losses has the highest chance to get the first pick and it goes down from there. The teams have 5 minutes to make a pick in the first round and 2 minutes in the second round.
As far as the Rockets are concerned, that means that once it gets to their turn to select twice in 3 picks, the whole process will be over in about 6 minutes.
Start time, live stream, TV info
The 2017 NBA Draft begins at 6 p.m. CT tonight. For how to watch online, you can find it on WatchESPN. For the TV channel, it is on regular ESPN. It will be at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which is where it has been since 2013. The draft order can be found here.
Be sure to tune in to see the potential future of the Rockets tonight!