The NBA has confirmed dates for the NBA Draft, the draft lottery and the annual pre-draft Combine. The events are scheduled as follows:
- Draft Combine: Monday, May 16 – Sunday, May 22 in Chicago.
- Draft Lottery: Tuesday, May 17 in Chicago.
- 2022 NBA Draft: Thursday, June 23 in Brooklyn (Barclays Center).
For once, lottery regular such as the Cavaliers and Grizzlies don’t really have to care. Instead, this year’s lottery hopefuls are the likes of the Pistons, Magic, Rockets and Thunder. At least, so far.
This isn’t expected to be a great year for the draft, though it’s not listed as terrible either. The 2022 class, like most, will undoubtedly produce its share of stars … and duds.
Either way, after a couple of years of everything being thrown out of sorts by the pandemic, this year’s events are a nice return to normalcy. Or something close to it. All events can be attended in person as well.