NBA Draft Set for July 29, Lottery Slated for June 22

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The NBA announced its annual draft will be held on July 29 at 8 p.m. ET, and the first round will be televised by ESPN and ABC. The second round will be aired on just ESPN.

The draft lottery will be conducted on June 22 and air on ESPN at 8:30 p.m. ET. The combine is slated to be held from June 21 to June 27 and will be televised on ESPN Networks. Coverage will include five-on-five games and strength and agility testing.

The deadline for an early entry player to apply for the draft is May 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET, the NBA announced. July 19 at 5 p.m. ET is the deadline to withdraw from the draft as an early entry player.

The 2020 NBA draft and its respective combine were held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year's lottery order was still determined in person by NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum from the league's offices in Secaucus, N.J.

The announcement made no mention if these draft events will be in person or virtual.