Wednesday June 24th, 2015

The 2015 NBA draft will begin on Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The Minnesota Timberwolves hold the No. 1 pick in the draft and are widely believed to be choosing between two centers: Kentucky's Karl Towns and Duke's Jahlil Okafor. The Los Angeles Lakers pick second, followed by the Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks and Orlando Magic to round out the top five.

Trade rumors are swirling in the lead-up to this year's draft. The Sacramento Kings, who pick sixth, are reportedly being inundated with trade offers for All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, who appears to be at odds with head coach George Karl. Catch up with all the latest news and whispers from around the league here.

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Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers picked Kansas wing and 2014-15 Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins first overall. Wiggins was later dealt to Minnesota for Kevin Love. Milwaukee selected Duke's Jabari Parker second, and Philadelphia, picking third, took Kansas center Joel Embiid.

Before you tune in for the draft, read up on everything you need to know.'s Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney broke down needs for all 30 teams. Take a look at our list of sleepers. Chris Mannix's latest mock draft is here.

The draft will be broadcast live on ESPN and 

How to watch

Date: Thursday, June 25

Time: 7 p.m. ET


Live Stream: You can live stream the 2015 NBA draft here.

First Round Draft Order (as of Thursday, 2 p.m. ET)

1. Minnesota

2. L.A. Lakers

3. Philadelphia

4. New York

5. Orlando

6. Sacramento

7. Denver

8. Detroit

9. Charlotte

10. Miami

11. Indiana

12. Utah

13. Phoenix

14. Oklahoma City

15. Atlanta (From Brooklyn)

16. Boston

17. Milwaukee

18. Houston (From New Orleans)

19. Washington

20. Toronto

21. Dallas

22. Chicago

23. Portland

24. Cleveland

25. Memphis

26. San Antonio

27. L.A. Lakers (From Houston)

28. Boston (From L.A. Clippers)

29. Brooklyn (From Atlanta)

30. Golden State

Jeremy Woo

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