Draft night is one of the most exciting events on the NBA calendar. Teams scout prospects for years hoping to land the next surefire superstar like LeBron James or unearth the next hidden gem like Draymond Green.
The 2023 NBA Draft will be no different.
Victor Wembanyama will be the No. 1 pick this June as the most hyped prospect since The King himself. G League Ignite guard Scoot Henderson, Alabama wing Brandon Miller, and Overtime Elite twins Amen and Ausar Thompson headline the other prospects hoping to be among the top five selections.
It’s an exciting night for NBA fans, who will surely tune in to watch the uncertainty become certain.
This year’s draft will take place at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, allowing fans of the Nets and New York Knicks to take just a brief trip for up-close access to their next potential franchise superstars.
If Trail Blazers fans are hoping to get that same access anytime in the future, they better slide into NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s DMs and ask for a favor.
The Barclay’s Center has hosted every NBA draft since it opened in 2013, with the exception of the COVID-19 Pandemic season, and there are no changes on the horizon.
Maybe the fact that Portland is finally getting a G League team could sway the league to move the event from one coast to the other?
The first round of the 2023 NBA Draft will take place on June 22 and will be broadcast on ESPN and ABC beginning at 7 p.m. ET.