2018 NBA Draft: Start time, draft order, live stream, TV info

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: A general outside the arena before the UFC 208 event inside Barclays Center on February 11, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: A general outside the arena before the UFC 208 event inside Barclays Center on February 11, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) /

The 2018 NBA Draft is upon us, starting at 7 p.m. Eastern on Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Here’s all the pertinent info on how to watch live.

The 2018 NBA Draft will be the sixth consective draft hosted by the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center and marks the eighth straight year the Nets franchise has played host (the 2011 and 2012 drafts were held at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.).

It’s being reported by AZCentral.com that the Phoenix Suns are set to take Arizona big man Deandre Ayton with the No. 1 overall pick on Thursday, but from there it seems like anything goes.

The Sacramento Kings, who hold the No. 2 overall pick, are reportedly torn on which direction to go, with links to Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, Euroleague MVP Luka Doncic or possible Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr.

You can follow the draft live with The Step Back’s draft tracker here.

2018 NBA Draft

Time: 7 p.m. Eastern
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Live Stream: WatchESPN.com

Current Draft Order

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Here is the draft order as of Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Eastern (draft trade information via RealGM:

First Round
1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Brooklyn via Boston)
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers (from L.A. Lakers via Phoenix)
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Los Angeles Clippers (from Detroit)
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Denver Nuggets
15. Washington Wizards
16. Phoenix Suns (from Miami)
17. Milwaukee Bucks
18. San Antonio Spurs
19. Atlanta Hawks (from Minnesota)
20. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Oklahoma City via Utah)
21. Utah Jazz
22. Chicago Bulls (from New Orleans)
23. Indiana Pacers
24. Portland Trail Blazers
25. Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland)
26. Philadelphia 76ers
27. Boston Celtics
28. Golden State Warriors
29. Brooklyn Nets (from Toronto)
30. Atlanta Hawks (from Houston via L.A. Clippers)

Second Round

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  • 31. Phoenix Suns
    32. Memphis Grizzlies
    33. Atlanta Hawks
    34. Dallas Mavericks
    35. Orlando Magic
    36. Sacramento Kings
    37. New York Knicks (from Chicago via Oklahoma City)
    38. Philadelphia 76ers (from Brooklyn via Philadelphia swap of Cleveland for Brooklyn, then Cleveland to Charlotte)
    39. Philadelphia 76ers (from New York via Philadelphia swap of L.A. Clippers for New York, then L.A. Clippers to Denver)
    40. Brooklyn Nets (from L.A. Lakers via Orlando and Toronto)
    41. Orlando Magic (from Charlotte via Memphis and Phoenix)
    42. Detroit Pistons
    43. Denver Nuggets (from L.A. Clippers via Philadelphia swap of L.A. Clippers for New York)
    44. Washington Wizards
    45. Brooklyn Nets (from Milwaukee, rights to pick will be traded to Charlotte)
    46. Houston Rockets (from Miami via Memphis)
    47. Los Angeles Lakers (from Denver via Utah and Chicago)
    48. Minnesota Timberwolves
    49. San Antonio Spurs
    50. Indiana Pacers
    51. New Orleans Pelicans
    52. Utah Jazz
    53. Oklahoma City Thunder
    54. Dallas Mavericks (from Portland via Denver)
    55. Charlotte Hornets (from Cleveland via Philadelphia swap of Cleveland for Brooklyn)
    56. Philadelphia 76ers
    57. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Boston)
    58. Denver Nuggets (from Golden State)
    59. Phoenix Suns (from Toronto)
    60. Philadelphia 76ers (from Houston)

    The Brooklyn Nets will trade the rights to the 45th overall pick to the Charlotte Hornets as part of Wednesday’s agreed-upon trade for Dwight Howard.

    The trade can’t become official until after the NBA salary cap moratorium is lifted on July 6.

    Brooklyn needs to clear expiring contracts from its cap in order to fit Howard’s $23.8 million for 2018-19.

    Recent Brooklyn Nets draft history

    Here is what the Brooklyn Nets have done in the past five NBA drafts:



    • 2nd round, 55th overall: Marcus Paige, North Carolina (traded to Utah Jazz with $3 million in cash in exchange for rights to 42nd overall pick Isaiah Whitehead, June 23, 2016)



    • Nets had no picks


    • 1st round, 22nd overall: Mason Plumlee, Duke (traded with rights to 41st overall pick Pat Connaughton to Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Steve Blake and rights to 23rd overall pick Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, June 25, 2015)

    Next: Nets 15 best draft picks of all-time

    If recent drafts have shown us anything, it is to expect the unexpected on draft night. It should be fun.