New York Knicks fans haven’t been forced to turn their attention to the NBA Draft because for the first time in 10 years, the team is in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Last year’s draft night was chaotic for the Knicks to say the least. New York had the No. 11 pick but made a flurry of trades at the last minute that left many fans confused. This year will be completely different.
When is the 2023 NBA Draft?
The 2023 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Who has the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft?
The team that has the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft will be determined at the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday, May 16 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Spurs, Rockets, and Pistons each have a 14% chance of being awarded the No. 1 pick, which will undoubtedly be Victor Wembanyama.
Do the Knicks have a pick in the 2023 NBA Draft?
New York traded a 2023 first-round pick to Portland as part of the Josh Hart trade. The Knicks have a 2023 first-round pick from the Mavericks from the Kristaps Porzingis trade, but it’s top-10 protected. Dallas finished the regular season with the 10th-worst record in the NBA, meaning that the pick will only go to New York if it falls to No. 11 or No. 12 at the draft lottery.
According to Tankathon, there’s a 19% chance that the pick will be at No. 11 and a 1.2% chance that it will fall to No. 12. There’s a 65.9% chance that the pick will stay with the Mavericks at No. 10.
If the pick doesn’t fall to No. 11 or No. 12, the Knicks won’t have a pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.
How many rounds are in the NBA Draft?
The NBA Draft has only two rounds with 60 total picks (30 in the first round and 30 in the second round).
What are the future locations of the NBA Draft?
The NBA Draft has been held at Barclays Center since 2013, minus the 2020 NBA Draft which was held remotely. Unless there’s a major change, the draft will continue to take place in Brooklyn.