NBA Draft Lottery 2020: All you need to know about the NBA draft lottery; Check out what time, when and where to watch it.
As the playoffs arrive, so does the Draft Lottery for the next year. It is a highly-anticipated event for NBA fans, especially the one’s rooting for teams that have a chance of a high draft pick this season.
The 14 teams which will make up the Draft Lottery this year are the 14 teams not invited to the Bubble, plus the 6 teams which did not make it to the playoffs.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 10, 2020
What is the NBA Draft lottery?
The NBA Draft Lottery is to determine the NBA Draft order for the teams who have missed the playoffs the previous year. In layman terms, the draft lottery will determine who will get to have the first draft pick and so on.
The NBA (National Basketball Association) holds the NBA Draft Lottery annually. It has been happening every year since 1985.
In the NBA draft, teams obtain the rights to amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players. This also includes international players. The lottery winner will be eligible for the first draft pick, something that could shape that particular franchise for years to come.
In a season where college scouting has been difficult, it will be interesting to see how the actual draft pans out, but the lowest ranked teams would be hoping they can sneak up on that first draft pick through the lottery.
When to watch the NBA Draft Lottery 2020?
The NBA Draft Lottery 2020 will happen on August 20th, Thursday. The NBA Draft Lottery will be done virtually this time, with all the 20 teams participating.
We can hope that the details about the time of the event will be revealed during or after the Western Conference Play-in on August 15th.
Where to watch the NBA Draft Lottery 2020
As per usual, ESPN Youtube Channel will broadcast the live NBA Draft Lottery.